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Thread: I need a handle for an older Lyman 450

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    I need a handle for an older Lyman 450

    I need a handle for an older grey Lyman 450. This is the kind where the SizerLuber handle stub is threaded and the Handle has a threaded hole on the end.
    I need one because I got a super deal on one without a handle.

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    Can it be upgraded to the newer model handle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce drake View Post
    Can it be upgraded to the newer model handle?
    I don’t know. Who does know?

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    Your not going to find a Lyman handle for that.
    Someone has replaced the part from a RCBS sizer.

    Take a look at this pic.
    https://goo.gl/images/urGNFE

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    Brass lets get together and see if the handle of my RCBS will work if so we can make one or get one tdoor4570

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdoor4570 View Post
    brass lets get together and see if the handle of my rcbs will work if so we can make one or get one tdoor4570
    ok!!!

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    I think I have the original handle setup to my 450, I upgraded.

    Its yours if I can locate it.

    PM me if you want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh1106 View Post
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    I think I have the original handle setup to my 450, I upgraded.

    Its yours if I can locate it.

    PM me if you want it.

    Scott
    I would love it!

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    Some years back, I loaned mine to a friend who had never used one. He tried to size some boolits that were cast with the mold held open and quite a bit oversized. Long story short the top angular piece broke. Lyman had an upgrade kit at about $17.98. Well worth it and no problems since, of course only used under my supervision now.
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    If you can't find an original, let me know. I owe a couple of favors around here anyway. Figure out the TPI and the diameter and I can turn you one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebyprolong View Post
    If you can't find an original, let me know. I owe a couple of favors around here anyway. Figure out the TPI and the diameter and I can turn you one.
    Dsh1106 has what I need. He texted a photo to me.
    This 450 sizer-luber has been modified with a RCBS part. The parts from Dsh1106 will return it to original configuration.

    Thank you for being willing to help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mold maker View Post
    Some years back, I loaned mine to a friend who had never used one. He tried to size some boolits that were cast with the mold held open and quite a bit oversized. Long story short the top angular piece broke. Lyman had an upgrade kit at about $17.98. Well worth it and no problems since, of course only used under my supervision now.
    I broke mine similarly when I was younger and dumber. Called Lyman and they offered me up the exact same thing, upgrades a 450 to a 4500 it seems. The new arrangement is a lot better in all respects and was easy to install.

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    check the thread size and drill and tap a bar of steel to fit. this is not rocket science.

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    Believe it or not Lyman said they had part and sent it no charge , guess what they screwed up and sent new model handle . I called and asked what good is this as there is no way this goes on my 450 . Guess it does after saying they would make it right ,they sent upgrade parts (again) no charge !
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