Hi AntiqueSled - I just bought an older T/C Hawken that has one of these clean-out screw (think it's a set screw for the nipple). The bloody thing is well and truly stuck. Spent the day trying penetrating oil and heat to bust it loose to no avail. The only other option I can think of is to drill it out and use a screw remover bit (whatever those are called).Hello JP,
Looks like it will be fun, I see in the pictures it was made in 1981 (AH).
I'm not sure if the clean-out screw will come out or not, if you try, make sure you have a good fitting screw driver or it will just bugger-up on you. Both of my Lymans need to have the clean-out screw removed before removing the nipple (that's not easy to remember).
Also, $195 is probably close to what it sold for new, I paid $210 for my TC Hawkin in 1978.
Looking forward to a range report, AntiqueSledMan.
But I'm hesitant to start down this path of no return if there's any better option. How did you get the screws out of your Lyman?