Any Lyman Plains Pistol fans here?

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  1. Apr 19, 2019 #121

    Desperate Lee

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    You go for it Stan. Now if you want to trade or sell that Mountain pistol, you let me know. I figure it's cluttering up your storage space,right?
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  2. Apr 19, 2019 #122

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    I'm at the point where I'm either gonna make the CVA a match pistol project with a new lock or it's eventually gonna go :)
     
  3. Apr 19, 2019 #123

    Desperate Lee

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    Well keep me in mind. The old grey haired cowboy. Almost look like my avatar.
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  4. Jun 27, 2019 #124

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    From the kit. Re-crown was finished with a 1" ball bearing and lapping compound. Got tired of fiddling with the bits of sights furnished so made these from scrap brass with steel blades. Dry black walnut hulls and de-greased 0000 steel wool steeped in soft water for two weeks yielded the wood stain; only one application here and I broke my forty-four year tradition of an oil stock finish and used varnish this time. 004.JPG 007.JPG
     
  5. Jun 27, 2019 #125

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    Nice looking gun.
    Great finish on the iron.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2019 #126

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    Sure a lot prettier than the old beater I have !
     
  8. Jun 28, 2019 #128

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    Thanks for the kind words, gents!
     
  9. Jun 28, 2019 #129

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    My gun writer friend shoots small groups with his, then I keep seeing these great pictures. Finally gave in and found this 54 caliber pistol: Lyman.JPG LymanL.JPG
     
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    Picked up a new GPP in .54 last week!! Need to shoot it!!
    Anyone have pics of their loading stands?
     
  11. Jul 13, 2019 #131

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    Have one but have never shot it.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2019 #132

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    I think I posted this pic before, but this is an old beater Plains pistol in .54 that I picked up awhile back just to mess around with. I cleaned it up some and got it shootable and took it out on a pig hunt with me. It worked just fine for that...
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    Stony Broke, if you don't mind sharing.... What load/projectile was used?

    Where did you hit it?
    How far?
    Was the projectile recovered?

    Thanks, Skychief.
     
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    The only way to make a CVA into a good usable gun is to replace the lock with a drop-in from one of the quality makers. CVA locks generally suck; bad springs, soft frizzen (if so equipped), and poorly fitted parts. I have spent many hours on some, and never got them satisfactory. Get a drop-in . Their barrels are pretty good.
     
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    I was using a prb with 30 gr. of 3f in it. The pig was probably about 25 yds or so, and I hit it right In the middle of the shoulder. The ball didn't exit, but the pig went down within a few feet. I personally think a lot of folks get a little carried away with their powder charges and it isn't necessarily needed....but to each their own.
     
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    I love my pistol but unfortunately I only use it to shoot holes in paper I’m using 25 grains 2f or 3 f did not notice a difference? the patch I use is from October country lubricated patch 0.15 makes it way easy to load Pretty accurate goes great with my great plains rifle
     
  18. Oct 15, 2019 #138

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    Very nice pistols, I'm squireling some bucks putaway to come up with the cash. want a .54 cal. to match my trade rifle.keep us informed with your experimenting on loads.
     
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    A work in progress. Combined with a box for supplies.
    Have since pics, added cutouts in base for holding cap tins, bullet box and patches, small bottles of MAP and Windex, and drilled holes in shelf for starter rods. Eventually I will use this for a model for a finished box with all dovetailed joints and made with hardwood. This model was put together with left over pine shelves.
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    Plains Rifle is a few years old. Plains pistol is 50+
    Both have killed deer!
     
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    How do the Traditions pistols hold up? The Trapper for example. I'm looking into a .54 Flintlock possibly.
     

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