Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum

Recommended Posts

I come again to the fount of all cowboy knowledge. . .

 

I’m a new shooter that’s taking up casting. I recently came into possession of a couple Lyman 4 cavity molds without handles. I’m curious to know whether I have to find Lyman handles, or will other brands work as well?  Just trying to cast the widest possible net. 
 

thanks in advance for any help you can give!

 

JJ

Link to post
Share on other sites

First, the market has gone nuts and prices are crazy for handles.

Second, the larger Lee 6-cavity handles will fit on Lyman molds just fine.

Edited by Cholla
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

RCBS handles are built even better than the 2 mentioned above, and will usually fit Lyman molds. 

 

Lyman makes two sizes of handles. one to fit 1 and 2 cavity molds, and one to fit 4 cavity molds.  Saeco/Redding handles are out there (very high quality), but fit only Saecos unless you grind on the tangs.  Be aware of what you are buying. 

 

Looked at Lyman's own catalog on-line

https://www.lymanproducts.com/mould-handles

and the picture they show looks exactly like a Saeco handle.   Perhaps they are farming out handle production to Saeco/Redding and ensuring that the tangs will fit Lyman?  I've never had a pair of Lyman handles that look like that picture.

 

NOE mold handles (Night Owl Enterprises) are also very high quality.  And you get them direct from the maker.  See them here:

https://noebulletmolds.com/site/

 

good luck, GJ

 

Edited by Garrison Joe, SASS #60708
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Cholla said:

First, the market has gone nuts and prices are crazy for handles.

Second, the larger Lee 6-cavity handles will fit on Lyman molds just fine.

Cholla, thanks!  I have noticed that handles, along with everything are nuts right now. Who’d a thunk?  Anyway - this is the precise type of feedback I was hoping for thank you.  JJ

 

6 hours ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:

RCBS handles are built even better than the 2 mentioned above, and will usually fit Lyman molds. 

 

Lyman makes two sizes of handles. one to fit 1 and 2 cavity molds, and one to fit 4 cavity molds.  Saeco/Redding handles are out there (very high quality), but fit only Saecos unless you grind on the tangs.  Be aware of what you are buying. 

 

Looked at Lyman's own catalog on-line

https://www.lymanproducts.com/mould-handles

and the picture they show looks exactly like a Saeco handle.   Perhaps they are farming out handle production to Saeco/Redding and ensuring that the tangs will fit Lyman?  I've never had a pair of Lyman handles that look like that picture.

 

NOE mold handles (Night Owl Enterprises) are also very high quality.  And you get them direct from the maker.  See them here:

https://noebulletmolds.com/site/

 

good luck, GJ

 

GJ:  thank you as well. Very helpful!

 

JJ

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.