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Old 10-11-2013, 05:28 AM   #11
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Do you have a drum or a snail? My first BP rifle (still have it) has a drum and it was not lined up right so the hammer would not strike the nipple square. Used a wrench and vise to turn the drum, problem fixed. Same issue with a Hawken, so no drum to turn. Had to take the hammer off, heat it and give it a bend. Once fitted, I heated it and dunked it in mineral oil. Been working for 10 years. You would think they would never leave the factory that way???


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The lyman gpr has I guess you would call a drum it makes a 90degree turn. Its got a set screw so you can clean into the barrel channel.

I'm not using a shorter one I just took a few wacks with a file and its clearing the hang point now. If I loosen the drum as it would need to be rotated rearward I would think it would work itself free and become loose under firing.
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it did just fine managed to get one group just under the 2 inch mark most were at 2-3 inches.

fired about 50 rounds until i screwed up and didnt fully get the solvent out of the barrel before putting in a charge soaking it down maiking it no longer go boom.

left the ball getter outer at home so called it a day.

really happy with this rifle altho the rear sight sucks. my mosins have better rear sights than this lyman rifle does. the front sight is wide but thats ok for a 100 yard gun but the rear is just aweful.
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The lyman gpr has I guess you would call a drum it makes a 90degree turn. Its got a set screw so you can clean into the barrel channel.

I'm not using a shorter one I just took a few wacks with a file and its clearing the hang point now. If I loosen the drum as it would need to be rotated rearward I would think it would work itself free and become loose under firing.
The Lyman Great Plains has a snail breech. It doesn't move as its part of the breech plug.
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Ahh ok. I'm not that familiar with bp guns and their design.

Is the breech plug on these lyman guns removable for thorough cleaning??
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You can get it off but it takes some doing and is not recommended. I remove the barrel from my .54 Hawken and stick the breech in a bucket of water. I use a 20 gauge bore mop and it pulls water up through the bore and pushes it back out the nipple. A tight patch on a jag will do the same thing.


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