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ACJ
10-24-2013, 04:52 PM
I recently acquired from a family's friend father several reloading items. I figured out what all but one item is, I thought someone here could help.
My questions are:
What is it?
What is it used for?
And how does it work?
FYI, the person I got this from used to reload back in the 50 - 70's.

I'm going to try and attach some pics.

Thanks,
ACJ

BHB
10-24-2013, 05:39 PM
It is a Lyman lubrisizer. It is used to properly size & lubricate cast bullets.

Larry Elliott
10-24-2013, 11:11 PM
If you plan on casting bullets these are valuable and fairly expensive tools to buy, so don't dump them. If you NEVER plan on casting bullets you can likely sell them, but think about it first. Cast bullets in revolvers and pistols can be inexpensive to make and good for practice.

ACJ
10-26-2013, 06:35 PM
If you plan on casting bullets these are valuable and fairly expensive tools to buy, so don't dump them. If you NEVER plan on casting bullets you can likely sell them, but think about it first. Cast bullets in revolvers and pistols can be inexpensive to make and good for practice.

I've read on the Internet that shooting all lead bullets can be bad for the barrel of the pistol, that the lead can melt leaving lead in the barrel and wrecking the rifling?
Also the gases emitted from the barrel at discharge are toxic?

Boyd Allen
10-27-2013, 06:36 PM
In an improperly ventilated indoor range, there may be concern for long term lead exposure when lead bullets are shot, but most modern facilities have proper ventilation. Also, any time that lead bullets are mismatched to their loads, there is a chance that so called leading will occur, but the resultant lead fouling can be removed. As far as damage and wear are concerned, I would say that loads that use lead bullets are usually milder than the highest pressure jacketed loads, and that would tend to prolong barrel life. As with anything else in reloading, find a good manual that has loads for the bullets that you want to use, and stick with what it says. For target work, at moderate to slower velocities, lead bullets are a favorite with many shooters.

ACJ
10-27-2013, 09:24 PM
Thanks Stool, I've book marked the sites and plan on visiting them soon.
Also thank to you Boyd, I will take that into consideration.

Thanks to all who have added their input. As I said I'm New to reloading and I'm sure I will have more Questions as time passes.

Thanks again,
ACJ