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    Anyone have a copy of instructions I could get from them for the lyman 45 sizer?

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    What is it you are looking for help with?
    Mine is so old them have long since fell by the way!!!!!!
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    How to use it would be a great start.....lol. The one that I got, has a lot of really old grease in the dies. I assume that the pin inside the die has to be able to move up and down to set the depth of the bullet? Mine are frozen in place with lube. Just some general guidelines would be of great value, as I am sure you can see, I am just getting starte in this and willing to learn the right way

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    I've used heat to soften up old bullet lube. You can also look at solvent to help clean it up. Once it's clean make sure you have good O-rings for the piston that pushes down on the lube. You can also soak the die in gas to remove any bullet lube from the sizer die. If it's got an O-ring on it I'd replace it also. My sizer die set for 25 years without use and it cleaned up great when I got back into casting for our 45/70 Sharps.

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    A blow dryer on high can help a lot to loosen things up.
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    If you don't have the instruction sheet yet, here is the location where you can get the instructions for their newer 4500 sizer/luber

    http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/b...BC_LS_4500.pdf

    The old is not that much different than the new.

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    A hair blower works, but if you really want to clean up the die or for that matter the whole sizer, boil it! A tin can, soup size works well about half full for the dies and nose pin etc. Bring it to a boil w/about 1/2 full of water and let it boin for 3/4 minutes and the gunk will all boil out. Pour off the gunk (outside preferably), not in the sink and it will look like new. If the sizer as a whole is what you want to degrease, take it apart and boil the whole thing. If you are going to do it on the kitchen stove however, suggest that you have an exhause fan and a wife away from home, as it will smell a bit. Good luck!
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    i put mine in a large pot of boiling water. tooked it out cleaned goop out then repeated several times. took a while.

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    Instructions from a modern Lyman 450 should be the same?
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