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Old April 25, 2013, 07:38 AM   #1
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Lyman 450

I think I just solved my Lubricator/Sizer problems at least partially.

I bought a Lyman 450 from eBay for 67.00 delivered. The listing says the press is complete and fully functional. But the photos show some parts that are missing. The reservior cover, the piston, and two o rings appear to be gone from the press. These parts can be bought from Lyman and the prices are quite reasonable. Under 15.00 total for parts. Total investment (Anticipated) 82.00.

The press does not have a heater but I think I can get around that.

It would be nice to find that the parts that are "missing" are actually included, just not in the photo.

Any feedback you have on this press would be welcome.

I know that many recommended a Star press but I can't find one at a reasonable price.
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Old April 25, 2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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I know that many recommended a Star press but I can't find one at a reasonable price.
That's about where I've been for years sir! I hope the parts are included too.

Nice thing about an RCBS (not sure about Lyman) is RCBS will send you any missing or broken parts no charge. At least that's what I've experienced with all my RCBS needs.

Good luck and enjoy.
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Old May 4, 2013, 07:51 AM   #3
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Pleasant surprise on the 450

The press was only missing the reservoir cover and I can make one of those. Actually it appears to work fine without it.

Needed to be cleaned up, but I hit it with a heat gun and all of the old gunk came out of it. Works like a champ.

Oh, I'll have to get the wrenches for the collet and for the rod. Right now I am improvising.

The collet is very easy to cross thread. Gotta be careful.
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Old May 4, 2013, 10:01 AM   #4
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It will work without the cap until the piston gets down the barrel a ways, then there is no support bearing at the upper end of the rod to keep it centered and you could possibly bend it.
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Old May 4, 2013, 10:57 AM   #5
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Makes good sense.

I'll make one.

They are actually only a coupla bucks from Lyman. But I am a tightwad. Plus, it is fun to do
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Old May 5, 2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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Here is....

...The finished reservoir cover.



This press is now complete.

I have the last two dies coming from folks on eBay.
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