Any Lyman Plains Pistol fans here?

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  1. Apr 14, 2019 at 6:00 AM #101

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    Oh no, now I'm going to have to check that out. Thanks. Not. :) !!!
     
  2. Apr 14, 2019 at 6:31 AM #102

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    Not based on anything historical, but with an experienced builder and some extra attention they can be made to look passingly similar to a Hawken pistol.

    But it’s a fantasy gun and has the inherently stupid “patent breech” of the GPR and poor clenout “nut” design as well.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:03 AM #103

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    It may not be a copy of any particular design but it has a nice "utilitarian " look kind of like an American 1840s era military pistol.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2019 at 3:32 PM #104

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    I have several pistols and the ROA that I have killed several deer with. One day I will hunt with the pistols. But time goes by too fast. They are fun and do not need speed to kill.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:40 PM #105

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    True about the breech. The clean-out nut or screw is not a problem as long as it is never screwed in tight, or screwed in before the nipple is installed. It does/will butt up against the nipple threads. Best bet is to just replace it with a screw that has a head on it, and make sure that the threaded shank will not reach the nipple threads, and again, just barely snug it up, not tight.

    I don't like the patent breech either, but I notice that on my Plain's Pistol that it is not a large reduction in diameter. You can get in there real easy to clean it with just about anything, worm or slotted patch head. I have had no miss fires with my Plains Pistol, or any other issues associated with it, which I believe is due to it's not having a large reduction in diameter. Of course I would prefer a flat breech, but, not a problem on this pistol. Just kind of "annoying". :)

    I would not agree that it's a fantasy pistol, it's an honest, traditional single shot pistol, just not a specific copy of any antique pistol. It's a very accurate and powerful pistol, and I like that a lot.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:49 AM #106

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    I would think that by using a "flush" type cleaning method that you get all the crap out of the patent breech?
     
  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:13 AM #107

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    True. I think it's the guns with tiny powder chambers/tiny patent breeches that suffer the most. Again, the one on the Plains Pistol, and I assume the GPR, is "generous". Easy to clean.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:26 PM #108

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    How close is the CVA Mountain pistol to the Lyman Plains Pistol?
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    Not familiar with the CVA.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2019 at 12:07 AM #110

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    Well, they look alike, but I see the CVA is a drum and nipple gun, so they are probably breeched differently, probably differ in type of rifling, twist, etc.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2019 at 1:49 AM #111

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    They look alike externally but I feel , from the Plains Pistols I've handled , the Lyman will have the edge in fit and finish.
    When I get my Plains Pistol I may have to do something fun with this CVA but I don't know what yet. The CVA seems to have an exceptionally well made barrel, uniformly sized bore and is accurate but the lock is complete junk. It feels like a Parris pirate cap gun when you cock it.
     
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    I own both in .50 cal. Both are excellent shooters. The CVA inletting and fit up are somewhat sloppy but the lock, at least on mine, is crisp and adjustable for a lighter trigger pull. It also requires 30 gn fffg to group well. The Lyman uses a better quality stock and has a better inletting and fit up. IMHO, the Lyman looks a lot better.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2019 at 4:46 PM #113

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    just for info here is the Lyman pistol.
     

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    Fit and finish on my PP is excellent. Lock does indeed look more robust, on the Plain's Pistol. ppwt.jpg
     
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    I like that the Plains Pistol doesn't have the enormous, hideous rear sight like a Pedersoli Kentucky .
     
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