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Author Topic: Lyman Great Plains Rifle (Again)  (Read 153 times)

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Lyman Great Plains Rifle (Again)
« on: August 22, 2022, 07:31:43 PM »
Yes, the GPR, again.  One thing on the agenda for the Flinter, was to tighten the barrel rear wedge pin.  Well, I lost it before I got the job done.  I have been looking for a replacement or two, but sources seem to be out of stock.  Does anyone have some ideas for a replacement.  Sources online have the front wedge (which is shorter), but not the rear.
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Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle (Again)
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2022, 08:58:59 PM »
A general replacement wedge of the same width will work, simply trim and file to fit the length, have done this several times, you can also get a wedge that is slotted and drill a hole into the stock where the wedge passes though, install a small roll pin and you'll never loose another wedge. try contacting the Gun Works in Oregon, they may have what your looking for, good luck!
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Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle (Again)
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2022, 07:07:28 PM »
I know that one wedge is supposed to be shorter than the other, but in real life I have not noticed it.  When reinstalling the barrel whichever was at hand was the one I put in to whichever slot I was filling.  After inserting them I couldn't see any difference.  Over the years I have had 5 GPRs and didn't know that there was a difference until I read the manual on the last one....  :scared:

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Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle (Again)
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2022, 09:33:32 PM »
Well to fill all in on the latest of my wedge dilemma, I started to buy a front wedge, but found what appeared to be one size fits all at The Log Cabin Shop.  I
ordered two, because you always need an extra. Ha!  Anyway, they came in, but are just almost too short for the rear and are thinner at the tapered end.  I did get one to work with a little adjusting so I am good for now.  I may try to weld a little onto the spare one to fit it better.

Thanks for all replies.
 

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Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle (Again)
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2022, 08:33:43 PM »
Here is an idea for you:

http://tradmla.org/tmaf/index.php?topic=23616.msg221835#msg221835

Incidentally, the wedge I got from Track was for a GPR.

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Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle (Again)
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2022, 10:15:59 PM »
You could get some bar-stock from your local Hardware and make one if you got a place to do some cutting / pounding / and file shaping / then after you get your fit / heat it and drop it in some motor oil in a tin can... Naturally, buying one would be the easiest.  :shake
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