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Title: Stuck Case - with stuck depriming pin assy
Post by: 1911Man on February 06, 2013, 11:00:59 pm
I've got a Dillon .223 carbide sizing / depriming die with a piece of brass stuck in it. I have unscrewed the depriming pin assembly but it will not come out; probably the neck of the brass is pinched down a bit smaller than the neck sizing ball. The depriming pin is in the way, preventing me from drilling and tapping the brass to use the stuck brass removal tool.

Any suggestions??
Title: Re: Stuck Case - with stuck depriming pin assy
Post by: bignate88 on February 06, 2013, 11:40:40 pm
Been there done that ;) what you actually need to do is screw the depriming pin assembly down and that will push the case out of the die you should be able to pull it free with out too much of a problem after that.
Title: Re: Stuck Case - with stuck depriming pin assy
Post by: 1911Man on February 07, 2013, 11:12:31 am
YESSS! You're a genius. That actually worked. I hereby award you good karma and accident-free status on your next range outing.
Title: Re: Stuck Case - with stuck depriming pin assy
Post by: bignate88 on February 07, 2013, 11:14:51 am
 :clap
Title: Re: Stuck Case - with stuck depriming pin assy
Post by: XDS9 on August 12, 2013, 07:35:43 pm
I just had the same scenario with a Lee .223 sizing die. I could get the pin back far enough
to drill and tap the case. The used a socket and a 1/4x20 bolt to back it out.

Thats a good idea to remember though. :)
Title: Re: Stuck Case - with stuck depriming pin assy
Post by: cpaspr on August 12, 2013, 10:34:02 pm
XDS9 -

Lee dies are designed so all you have to do is loosen the nut holding the decapping pin, then tap the top end of the pin with a hammer.  It will drive the shell right out of the die.  Then,  clamp the shell in a vise or a pair of vise grips, wrap a cloth around the decapping pin shank (to avoid marring it) and clamp it in another pair of vise grips.  Tap either set of vise grips away from the other, and the pin will pull out of the the shell.