My Dad sold his house and moved out to the country about 12 years ago. All the reloading equipment has been boxed up in the barn for 12 years. We dug it out this past summer, and it is all rusted up. We started the clean up today.
Back in the early 80s my Dad bought a C&H autochamp progressive reloader. We have always had it set up for 45acp. We loaded 1000s of rounds on the machine. After 12 years in a barn, it was nearly unrecognizable. Dirt, rust, corrosion, mouse pee. It was locked up and just plain nasty. Luckily he still had the manual that has very detailed drawings of the complete assembly. We took the machine completely apart and bagged up all the parts. We spent all day cleaning in the parts washer, knocking off rust with the wire wheel, and glass beading. It is actually starting to look pretty good again.
Wish I would have taken a few pictures before it was taken apart, but the old man still gets up earlier than me and had it half disassembled by the time I got to his house. Tomorrow we will start reassembly. I'll take a few pictures when it's back together.