REPLACEMENT TOUCH HOLE LINER

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  1. Oct 14, 2019 #1

    tom berwinkle

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    Wanted a better touch hole liner for lyman F\L trade gun. Wan't to instal a better touch hole. Need advise and where to buy one. Thanks.......Tom
     
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    Track of the Wolf has M6-.75mm vents for your Lyman. Follow this link

    https://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Item.aspx/960/1

    These liners have a hollowed out area on the inside to shorten the length of the vent hole and to allow the powder to get right up against it.
    Before installing it, measure your barrels wall thickness. Usually, these gun making parts have a big of extra length so, if the liner is longer than the thickness of the barrel wall, it will need to be shortened by filing it down.

    The size of the vent hole in the new liner should also be checked to make sure it is at least 1/16" in diameter. If it isn't, drill it out to that size.
     
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    There might be some set screws at the hardware store to drill the center out of.
    The ones with the hex in the end to use allen wretches are pretty cool.
     
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    RMC has ones you install with an allen wrench they provide. Thus already coned. About $6.
     
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    Thanks for the good advise.....Tom
     
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    Thanks for the reply, sounds like good advise, Tom
     
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    Jim, thanks for the instructions about installation. I'm not so handy like I used to be. I'll get my son in law to try and do it. Tom
     
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    First thing I did when I bought my Lyman Trade rifle was to get an RMC liner for it. Do not know what difference it made as I didnt even shoot it before the RMC was installed. I will say it has instant ignition with the RMC. Very fast. Put a little anti-seize on the threads when installing.

    One note: When using a breech scraper, remove the liner first. The scraper will not turn in the breech with the liner in there.

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    Yes, go with the RMC Liner, they work !!
     
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    If you have to remove the vent liner before you can use a scraper or cleaning jag to keep it from interfering, the liner was not installed correctly.

    To be correct, the length of the liner should be the same as, or slightly shorter than the wall thickness of the barrel. When it is installed, it should never protrude into the bore.

    A little story if I may: When I finished one of the flintlock rifles I've built I took it to the shooting range to sight it in.
    Although the lock was excellent giving a good flash in the pan with every prime, the gun would only fire after 2 to 3 reprimings. (Flash in the pan was all I would get.) Even when it did fire, the ignition was noticeably slow.

    When I got it home to clean it I noticed that the cleaning jag wouldn't go completely to the breech plug. It was then I realized I had forgotten to shorten the vent liner so I removed it, shortened it to match the barrel wall thickness and reinstalled it.

    The next time I took that gun to the shooting range, it fired almost instantly, every time it was loaded. :)

    The moral of the story is, if your vent liner is too long it can cause problems with the guns reliability and make cleaning the gun difficult. Shorten up the vent liner. You'll be glad you did.

    Oh. Vent liners are short and difficult to hold when your filing their length down so here's a tip.
    Get a hex nut with the same thread size that is on the vent liner. Screw the vent liner into the nut leaving the amount of material that needs to be removed exposed. Either clamp the nut in a vise or use some self locking pliers (Vice Grips) to clamp the nut with the liner screwed into it.
    Now you can easily file off the unwanted material from the liner. Clamping the nut this way will essentially lock the threads without damaging them, so the liner can't turn. Use a good metal cutting flat file to do the filing. If you set the exposed part of the liner correctly, you can just file down to the face of the nut. When you remove the nut from the vise or pliers, screw it out in the direction where the filed end will have to go thru the nut. This will fold any burrs that were made out of the way so they can be easily filed off. It's also a good idea to file a slight bevel on the sharp edge of the thread. This will help you get it started into the threaded hole in the barrel without cross-threading it.
     
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