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Thread: Lyman 55 HL Culver Conversions

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    Lyman 55 HL Culver Conversions

    What color were they painted? Some were original Lyman orange and some were black? Blue? Brown?
    I just picked up a black one on a late model 55 frame that is black, marked HL Culver but not serial numbered.

    Looking for background information, Google has provided more questions than answers.

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    Both of mine are on Lyman orange bodies and serial numbered. Rifle measure has a bottle adapter, the pistol measure does not.

    Pistol measure graduations are calibrated for W231, a setting of 100 equals ten grains of 231, 50 equals 5 grains, etc.

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    Thanks Outpost75. I did not know there were pistol versions, how do you tell them apart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pressman View Post
    Thanks Outpost75. I did not know there were pistol versions, how do you tell them apart?
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    Smaller moveable slide in rotor.
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