Lyman Great Plains Signature Series Rifle Kit,
.50 caliber, 1 in 48" twist, 32" barrel,
walnut, steel furniture, right hand, percussion,
factory new in-the-box, unfired, by Davide Pedersoli & Co.
Part Number: LYMAN-GPS-50-PK
Availability: In Stock
Price: $759.99
The kit version of the Lyman "Signature Series" rifles are manufactured by Davide Pedersoli & Co. of Italy. Stocked in walnut, trimmed in iron furniture, the rifle features a 32" barrel with a hooked breech, two captured wedge keys, double set triggers, step adjustable rear sight, and nickel silver blade front sight. . Trigger reach is 14" exactly, to fit a 5'10" or taller shooter most comfortably. The .50 caliber rifle average weight is 10 pounds.

Based on the Hawken plains rifle, the rifle is similar to rifles built by the famous Saint Louis rifle makers, Samuel Hawken, Gemmer, and Horace E. Dimick to the meet the demands of experienced backwoodsmen, western pioneers, and fur trappers. It was the culmination of years of firearms development. This classic muzzleloading rifle is fitted with a .50 caliber 32" barrel, with 1 turn in 48" twist. The quarter flat at the breech is stamped with the Italian proof marks, manufacturer marks, serial number, caliber, and rate of twist. The barrel assembly is blued from the factory. The front sight is a nickel silver blade with a steel base, the rear sight is step adjustable for elevation. The walnut stock is unfinished. You will need to do final shaping, sanding, staining, sealing and finishing. The iron furniture will also require final polishing and finishing. Some of the furniture on the rifle is mounted with temporary Phillips head screws, these should be replaced with the slotted screws included in the box for final assembly to prevent wearing the slots on the slotted screws.

The percussion lock is color case hardened in mottled colors. The lock features a traditional late flint mainspring with swivel link, and fly detent in the tumbler. Double lever double set triggers are fitted, for target shooting, or hunting. The triggers are well adjusted, to allow cocking the lock, or setting the trigger, in any sequence. You may fire the rifle with the trigger set, for a hair trigger release. Or, fire this rifle with the trigger unset, for a firm normal trigger release, ideal for cold weather hunting, or youth training.

A Hawken style hooked breech allows the barrel to be easily dismounted for cleaning without risk of wetting the stock with water containing black powder residue. To dismount the barrel, put the lock on half cock, withdraw the ramrod, drift the key past the underlug, and the barrel can be lifted from the barrel channel for ease of cleaning. Remove the 1/4-28 threaded nipple and place the breech end of the barrel in a bucket of soapy water. Run a wet patch down and up the bore, the pumping action will flush all the fouling from the barrel. Once the bore is clean, run a dry patch down the bore to pick up any moisture followed by an oily patch. Dry and oil the exterior then reassemble the rifle. The ramrod is fitted with brass tips, and the hidden end is threaded to accept 10-32 cleaning and loading accessories.

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