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Old 06-25-2013, 04:52 PM
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Made in Italy zeek. So far as I know the Lyman rifles always were.
(Or were they? )
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Originally Posted by Semisane View Post
Bronko, do you still have the Lyman touch hole liner in it?
No - the first thing I did was replace it with an RMC. (the allen socket type)
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Semisane View Post
Made in Italy zeek. So far as I know the Lyman rifles always were.
(Or were they? )

Rather than start a new thread: BUMP!


I have a GPR .50 ca 1979 with 6 lands, made in Italy.Love it.

Recently picked of a GPR flinter, ca 1997; it has 5 lands and significantly more shallow rifling.
also, almost appears to have false muzzle.


Nothing ever is as it was, of course, but it seems to me this may be more about cost-effectiveness than an advance in quality...

btw, Semi- any flint/flint size recommendation?

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Old 01-19-2017, 06:59 AM
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no lyman should have a false muzzle. Sounds like someone added one over time.
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by ModernPrimitive View Post
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........ also, almost appears to have false muzzle.
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btw, Semi- any flint/flint size recommendation?
I doubt it's a false muzzle. More likely a previous owner coned the muzzle to allow thumb start of the ball.

I favor the Tom Fuller black English flints - 5/8" x 3/4".

https://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/.../1/FLINT-ENG-5
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Semisane View Post
I doubt it's a false muzzle. More likely a previous owner coned the muzzle to allow thumb start of the ball.

I favor the Tom Fuller black English flints - 5/8" x 3/4".

https://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/.../1/FLINT-ENG-5

also my thought.

ENG-5, not the 5S?
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:11 AM
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Shallow rifling might mean it's the GRH. Great Plains Hunter. Have you checked what the twist? The Hunter 1-32.
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ModernPrimitive View Post

ENG-5, not the 5S?
Yes, the ENG-5 are 3/4" (6/8") long. The 5S are 5/8" long. The longer one if better suited to the Lyman lock, though both will work.
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