CAN I CONVERT MY RIFLE FROM PERCUSSION OR FLINT?
No, this will require modification to the stock which cannot be converted back to its original condition. You would also need to purchase a new lock assembly and barrel. It actually would be less expensive to purchase a new rifle.
CAN I HAVE TARGET KNOBS INSTALLED ON MY RECEIVER SIGHT?
Unfortunately we do not recommend converting the sight to target knobs.
CAN I SHOOT PYRODEX IN MY LYMAN RIFLE?
Yes, you can use either Pyrodex RS or Pyrodex Select by volume. We do not recommend using the pellets however, as this will cause ignition problems.
CAN I USE MUSKET NIPPLES ON MY RIFLE?
No, we do not recommend the use of musket nipples on our rifles.
CAN I USE THE UNIVERSAL LUBE HEATER ACCESSORY ON THE OLD STYLE 45 SIZER?
There are no mounting holes drilled for the 45, however you can drill into it as long as you stay away from the heating element-this goes in straight from the cord.
CAN NYLON TIPPED BULLETS BE MOLY COATED?
Yes, the moly coating process will not damage the nylon tips.
CAN YOU RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR BULLET LUBRICANT FOR A GIVEN APPLICATION?
Each lube is recommended for different purposes as follows:
Super Moly Bullet Lube: All purpose, high performance lubricant. Has Molybdenum Disulfide added for increased velocity. Works in lubricator/sizers without a heater. Recommended for any shooting situation.
Black Powder Gold Lube: Specifically formulated for black powder shooting. It has a high melting temperature which makes it ideal for long range shooting. This does not require a heater when sizing and lubricating.
Orange Magic Lube: Great lubricant for high velocities with lead bullets. It has a low smoke output which makes it perfect for rapid fire pistol shooting. Recommended for use with a lube heater.
Alox Lube: Best all-around lube, good to approximately 2000 fps. Made up of 50% Alox and 50% Beeswax. This is the standard NRA formula.
Ideal Lube: Best for low velocity pistol shooting to 1200 fps.
DO I MOLY COAT CAST BULLETS BEFORE OR AFTER SIZING AND LUBING?
Cast bullets should be sized without lubing, and then moly coated. The moly coated bullets can then be lubed normally.
DO THE BARREL WEDGES GO INTO THE RIFLE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT OR FROM RIGHT TO LEFT?
They are installed from the right to the left. This is true for both right and left handed rifles.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OLDER SIGHTS OR SIGHTS AVAILABLE FOR MODELS NOT INCLUDED ON YOUR WEBSITE?
All the sights and their recommended applications are included on the website
DOES THE 4500 LUBE SIZER WORK WITH OTHER BRAND SIZING DIES AND TOP PUNCHES?
RCBS dies and top punches will fit the 4500. (Lyman dies and top punches will also fit the RCBS press.) Other brands such as Saeco do not fit.
HOW DO I DETERMINE WHICH FRONT SIGHT I NEED?
First take some measurements. You will need the amount of impact deviation from the target in inches, the range you are shooting (again in inches), and the sight radius (the distance between the front and rear sight) in inches. Take the impact deviation figure and divide by the range. Multiply this number by the sight radius and this number will be the amount you will need to raise or lower the front or rear sight.
HOW DO I KNOW THE DIRECTION TO MOVE A SIGHT TO CORRECT THE BULLET IMPACT?
To move the bullet impact to the left, either move the rear sight to the left or the front sight to the right. To move the bullet impact to the right, move the rear sight to the right, or the front sight to the left. To elevate the bullet impact, elevate the rear sight or lower the front sight. To lower the bullet impact, either lower the rear sight or elevate the front sight.
HOW IS THE MUSTANG BREECH PLUG REMOVED?
It is removed using a common 1/2" hex socket wrench.
I AM HAVING TROUBLE COATING SOME JACKETED BULLETS. I COATED CAST BULLETS WITHOUT A PROBLEM. AM I DOING SOMETHING WRONG?
Lead and jacketed bullets should not be tumble coated in the same bowl. Once lead bullets are used, the bowl and media are contaminated with lead residue and will no longer moly coat jacketed bullets properly. This contamination can also be caused by jacketed bullets with large areas of exposed lead tips. It is recommended that separate bowls be used for lead and jacketed bullets. There is no way to decontaminate either the bowl or the media once lead has been introduced.
I HAVE A GREAT PLAINS RIFLE. CAN I JUST PURCHASE THE HUNTER BARREL TO CONVERT IT TO SHOOTING CONICAL BULLETS?
Yes, the stocks are the same. The new barrel will come with a matched tang which will need to replace your existing tang on the rifle.
I HAVE A MODEL 45 LUBE SIZER. WILL THE CURRENT SIZING DIES AND TOP PUNCHES WORK IN IT?
Yes, the current ones will work on your early 45 sizer.
I HAVE LOST THE APERTURE DISCS FOR MY OLDER RECEIVER SIGHT. ARE REPLACEMENTS AVAILABLE?
Yes, these should be threaded the same as the current sights. We have both a hunting aperture, 1/2 x .093 and a target aperture, 5/8 x .040 available.
I NEED A RECEIVER SIGHT (OR PARTS) WHICH ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM YOU. CAN YOU RECOMMEND A SOURCE FOR THESE?
We do have a few sources for the obsolete sights and parts. They are as follows:
383 Yorkana Road
York, PA 17406
1007 Howard Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
I SEE THAT THE 4500 LUBE SIZER IS OFFERED WITH OR WITHOUT A HEATER. HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED THIS?
A heater would be used with harder lubes such as Lyman’s Orange Magic. The heater warms the lube/sizer which makes hard lubes flow easier into through the sizing die and into the grooves on the bullet.
IS THE STOCK ON THE MUSTANG REAL WOOD?
The Mustang has a hardwood stock covered with an "Ultra Grain" wood finish.
MY GREAT PLAINS RIFLE CAME WITH TWO WEDGES. ONE IS SLIGHTLY LONGER THAN THE OTHER. SHOULD IT BE?
Yes, the longer wedge will go into the rear, the shorter wedge fits into the front.
MY GREAT PLAINS RIFLE SHOOTS LOW AT 50 YARDS. WHAT DO I DO?
The Great Plains and Trade rifles come with a blade type front sight which you can file gradually to raise the bullet impact.
SHOULD MOLY COATED BULLETS BE WAXED?
Some shooters coat moly bullets with carnauba wax after they are moly coated. Some claims have been made that the wax coating can add to barrel life. The main purpose, however, is to keep your fingers clean while handling moly coated bullets. Since our Super-Fine grade moly coats so very well, little rub-off occurs during handling. We therefore feel that the time and expense of wax coating is unneccessary.
WHAT ARE THE CLICK ADJUSTMENTS ON THE RECEIVER SIGHTS?
These are 1/4 minute clicks.
WHAT ARE THE TWO READINGS ON THE MAG 25 TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER?
The lower number is the temperature setting that you would select. The upper number is the actual temperature of the lead in the furnace.
WHAT IF BULLETS ARE DIFFICULT TO MOLY COAT?
If moly does not seem to be adhering well to the bullets, they may need to be degreased. Any oils, including those from your fingers can prevent moly from adhering to the bullet. Bullets can be degreased with alcohol or by tumbling them in clean, untreated corn cob media.
WHAT IS SUPER-FINE GRADE MOLY?
Moly is commonly available in three grades. These are Super-fine, Technical-fine, and Technical. The finer the moly is, the better it works. Lyman uses Super-fine Grade Moly in this kit, which has a median particle size of 1.5 microns. It is much more expensive than the other grades, but works the best. Technical-fine has a median particle size of 6 microns and Technical is 30 microns.
WHAT IS THE INSIDE DIAMETER AND DEPTH OF THE BIG DIPPER ELECTRIC CASTING FURNACE'S POT?
It is 4” in diameter and 2.45” deep.
WHAT IS THE INSIDE DIAMETER AND DEPTH OF THE MAG 25 DIGITAL FURNACE'S POT?
It is 4.4” in diameter and 4.65” deep.
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF PULL OF THE GREAT PLAINS RIFLE?
It is 14”.
WHAT IS THE MAX TEMPERATURE OF THE MAG 25 FURNACE?
It is 850 degrees.
WHAT IS THE THREAD SIZE OF THE NIPPLE ON MY LYMAN PERCUSSION RIFLE?
Lyman Percussion nipples are 6 x .75mm. The touch hole liner (for flintlocks) are the same.
WHAT IS THE WATTAGE OF THE MAG 25?
It is 850 watts.
WHAT SIZE CAP DO I USE FOR MY LYMAN PERCUSSION RIFLE?
All our percussion rifles use a #11 cap.
WHAT TYPE OF SCOPE RINGS DO THE BASES SUPPLIED WITH THE MUSTANG ACCEPT?
WHERE ARE THE LYMAN RIFLES MADE?
These are made in Italy, by Investarm.
WILL MOLY BE TAKEN OUT OF THE BARREL DURING CLEANING?
No. You may see excessive moly on your cleaning patches, but moly will not be completely removed.
WILL MOLY COATED BULLETS CHANGE VELOCITY AND PRESSURE?
Moly coated bullets will decrease friction, so they will generally lower velocities and pressures somewhat versus the same load using uncoated bullets. We have found, however, that the amount of change will vary from caliber to caliber, gun to gun, load to load, etc. It is safe to use existing load data developed with uncoated bullets with moly coated bullets, but not the other way around.
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