The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 20, 2007, 09:29 PM   #1
Join Date: June 5, 2007
Posts: 53
Lyman 45 Instructions

I was given a Lyman 45 and for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the die out of the bottom. Does anyone have the instructions for the Lyman 45? I have looked on Lyman's site and they have 450/4500 but not 45.
hunter64 is offline  
Old November 21, 2007, 02:42 PM   #2
Join Date: March 4, 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 13,714
Check the link below. The 45 is a 1950's design that was replaced by the 450, then the 4500. The dies are held in by a thumb screw rather than a threaded nut, I believe. If loosening that thumb screw leaves the die stuck in place, it is probably just stuck by old lube that has hardened. Try heating the thing with a hair dryer and see if it lets you push the die out? Otherwise, apply penetrating oil and wait. The die should push up out of its recess. I own an RCBS that is fundamentally similar to the 450. I have put a dowel rod on the bullet ejecting screw used it to push the die up and out when it got stuck. I remove the top punch first, when I do this.
Gunsite Orange Hat Family Member
CMP Certified GSM Master Instructor
NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
NRA Benefactor Member
Unclenick is offline  
Old November 21, 2007, 07:20 PM   #3
Join Date: June 5, 2007
Posts: 53
Thanks for the info. I used a heat gun to heat up the old lube and no problems getting the die out.
hunter64 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11272 seconds with 9 queries