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

    Desperate Lee

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    Very nice GT.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2019 #127

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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

    Eric Lee Hansen

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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...
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Jul 13, 2019 #133

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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.
     
  14. Jul 13, 2019 #134

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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.
     
  15. Jul 13, 2019 #135

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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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    Thanks S.B.
     
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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 at 7:46 PM #138

    tom berwinkle

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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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