RCBS Handheld Primer Issue

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by rangerman, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. rangerman

    rangerman Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2007
    I am have problems with my RCBS handheld primer. After seating a primer and after the spring opens up the handle to allow another primer to be seatedt the handle will not go forward. I have taken it apart and everything looks fine but as soon as I put it back together and seat one primer it cannot be squeezed forward. Anyone got a clue as to what could be wrong? Could it simply be worn out? I bought it new approximately 5 years ago and have probably primed somewhere between 3500 and 4000 rounds with it.
    Also, if I were to replace it what kind would you buy? Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. flashhole

    flashhole Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    If you send it back to RCBS with an explanation of the problem they will fix it or replace it free.

    Buying new, take a look at the new Lee hand primer.

  3. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    besides replacing it, a few srops of light machine oil on the pivot points should do it. I like mine. I typically sit in the great room in my lazy-person chait and prime.