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Brass Smith All American 8™

The eight station Brass Smith All-American 8 Press is the most feature-packed, rugged turret press on the market! Starting at the top, the extra-large 8 station turret is machined out of heavy duty cast iron. It is equipped with an easily removed turret bolt which makes swapping turrets simple. The 8 die station turret is the largest available and will hold two complete 4 die sets or up to four 2 die sets. Below the turret is a rigid cast iron frame, housing a 1” diameter ram and compound linkage. The frame is large enough to work with even the longest rifle cartridges. Work the press handle and you will feel the tight, precision fit and smooth operation. Unlike many competitive presses, the Brass Smith All-American 8 Press comes with a newly designed straight line primer feed. The straight line primer feed is completely reliable and simple to use. Simply push the priming arm forward at the bottom of the ram travel to position it beneath the shell holder. For added safety, the primer feed comes with a heavy steel shield which surrounds the primer tubes. The Brass Smith All-American 8 Press is equipped with a comfortable ball handle which can be positioned for either right or left hand use. The Brass Smith All-American 8 Press is designed for use with any standard 7/8”x14 thread dies and accepts standard shell holders.
•    Heavy duty cast iron frame and turret
•    Extra-large 8 station turret is easily removed to make swapping turrets simple.
•    Holds two complete 4 die sets or up to four 2 die sets
•    1” diameter ram
•    Comes with straight line primer feed with large and small primer tubes
•    Precision fit and smooth operation
•    Large press opening, works with the largest cases
•    For added safety, the primer feed comes with a heavy steel shield which surrounds the primer tubes.
     WARNING! DO NOT USE THE PRIMING SYSTEM WITHOUT THE BLAST SHIELD IN PLACE.

•    Right or left hand operation
•    Durable powder coat finish
•    Weight 23 pounds

Brass Smith® Ideal Press™

Lyman’s Brass-Smith Ideal Press is the perfect starting point for beginners or as a precision companion press for experienced reloaders. The compact design of the Ideal Press requires minimal bench space, but it is not some flimsy lightweight! The rugged press frame is made of cast iron, while other components are all steel.  The press features compound linkage for optimum leverage, a 1” diameter ram, and a 3 7/8” press opening which can handle all pistol calibers and rifle cartridges with a loaded length of up to 3.700”. The press has a central handle position for easy ambidextrous use and a ball handle for comfortable operation. The Ideal Press accepts all 7/8x14 thread dies and standard shell holders. The press will provide accuracy and precision for beginners or experts, and is the perfect auxiliary press for those wishing to perform a specific operation separate from their main press.
•    Rugged cast iron frame
•    Ambidextrous design
•    Handles all pistol calibers and rifle cartridges up to 3.700 in length
•    Accepts all standard 7/8”x14 dies and standard shell holders
•    Durable powder coat finish
•    Compound linkage and 1” diameter ram
•    Weight 13.8 pounds



Brass Smith® Victory Press™

The Lyman Brass-Smith Victory Press is the workhorse of our line. You cannot find a more sturdy, rugged, and rigid single station press available. We started with a heavy duty cast iron “O” frame, and added a 1” diameter ram, and compound linkage. Work the press handle and you will feel the tight, precision fit and smooth operation. Unlike many competitive presses, the Victory Press comes with a newly designed straight line primer feed. The straight line primer feed is completely reliable and simple to use. Simply push the priming arm forward at the bottom of the ram travel to position it beneath the shell holder. For added safety, the primer feed comes with a heavy steel shield which surrounds the primer tubes. The large 5” frame opening makes even the largest magnum calibers easy to load. The Victory Press is equipped with a comfortable ball handle which can be positioned for either right or left hand use. The Victory Press is designed for use with any standard 7/8”x14 thread dies and accepts standard shell holders.
•    Heavy duty cast iron “O” frame
•    1” diameter ram
•    Comes with straight line primer feed with large and small primer tubes
•    Precision fit and smooth operation
•    Large 5” frame opening, works with the largest cases
•    For added safety, the primer feed comes with a heavy steel shield which surrounds the primer tubes.
     WARNING! DO NOT USE THE PRIMING SYSTEM WITHOUT THE BLAST SHIELD IN PLACE.

•    Right or left hand operation
•    Durable powder coat finish
•    Weight 18.1 pounds



T-Mag II 1996

America's favorite high speed turret press has been reengineered and upgraded to offer unmatched versatility, power and precision. The T-Mag II hasa new Hi-Tech iron frame with state of the art silver hammertone powder coat finish for guaranteed durability. Lyman's improved Turret Retention System allows smooth indexing while maintaining rock solid turret support. The new turret handle makes indexing easier than ever. The T-Mag II's six station turret head lets the reloader mount up to six different reloading dies at one time. Like more expensive progressive presses the turret head detaches easily to change calibers while retaining precise set-up. The turret handle doubles as a turret removing wrench. No tools required. Obtain extra turret heads and have all your favorite calibers set up to reload!


Crusher II™ Reloading Press 1997

No longer orange, but better than ever! Our new Crusher II is the ideal press for reloading both rifle and pistol cartridges. The Crusher starts with a 1" diameter ram, compound linkage and 4 1/2" press opening (compared to 3 7/8" for the RCBS Rock Chucker™), which makes even the largest magnum cartridges easy to load. its classic "O" frame design takes all standard 7/8" x 14 dies. The Crusher II is equipped with hardened and ground linkage pins and retaining rings for a smooth and tight operation. The new base design has 14 square inches of "machined flat" surface area with 3 mounting bolt holes (vs 2 slots for Rock Chucker™) for perfect rigid mounting. Unlike competitive models, the Crusher's ball handle mounts for either right or left handed operation. The new Crusher looks even better with its durable "silver hammertone" powder coat finish and nickel plated, non-rust handle. Like its predecessor, the famous "Orange Crusher", the Crusher II measures up in every way to the best presses made anywhere, only now, it's even better.
T-Mag™ Turret Reloading Press 1985

The T-Mag combines the best advantages of speed, precision, and strength with exceptional die-mounting versatility. It works with all 7/8" x 14 reloading die, and you can mount up to six different dies on the turret. This means you can mount several die sets precisely, locked in and ready to reload at all times. The stud and extra-heavy support post.
The Lyman O-Mag 1980

Lyman takes a magnum leap forward with the new O-Mag press - the first significant advance in O-Press design! The Lyman O-Mag is a true magnum press, with all the features serious reloaders have asked for. A Magnum Press opening accomodates even the largest cartridges without the usual fumbling of other presses. our 4 1/2 inch press opening is nearly an inch larger than other popular models and easily handles even the 8mm Remington Magnm as pictured. This makes standard- length cases easier to reload as well, offering a wide open view of the bullet and case while reloading. Maximum strength is provided through the O-Mag's sturdy construction, including a mounting base with three holes instead of the usual two. That 3rd hole in back means maximum mounting leverage stability and security. Magnum versatility is another feature of the O-Mag. It's the only press available with a flat work surface above and behind the die station for mounting racks and accessories. This allows you to adapt the press to suit your own specific reloading needs. A magnum grip offers a longer gripping surface, plus Lyman's no-slip finish. this means the handle doesnt get slippery like the typical bicycle grip handle on the other presses. The new Lyman O-Mag is the largest, most versatile O-Press available.

Orange Crusher™ Reloading Press 1985


Lyman’s "Orange Crusher™ is the only press for rifle or pistol cartridges that offers the advantage of compound leverage combined with a magnum press opening. Our unique handle design transfers power easily to the center of the ram for maximum pressure and smoothness with minimum effort. This direct torque handle mounts for left or right hand operation. The 4 1/2-inch press opening accommodates even the largest cartridges.

T-Mag™ Turret Reloading Press 1988

The T-Mag combines the best advantage of speed, precision and strength with exceptional die-mounting versatility. It works with all 7/8" x 14 reloading dies, and you can mount up to six different dies on the turret. This means you can mount several die sets precisely, locked in and ready to reload at all times. The T-Mag Turret, now with quick-disconnect release system, is held in rock-solid alignment by a machined 3/4" steel stud carefully fitted into the precision-bored rugged cast iron press frame.

Now with Compound Leverage and Quick Release Turret!

For 1988 we added the compound leverage system of our orange crusher. features a longer handle with a ball type knob that mounts easily for right or left handed operation. It can't be beat when you are loading a variety of cartridges from rifle to pistol.

The Spar-T Set 1980


Our Spar-T Press combines the high speed of turret loading with the operating ease and strength of our ever popular Spartan Press. The massive cast frame, ruggedly constructed of high-silicon, iron-steel, firmly holds the 6 station Verti-Lock Turret in place with a heavy duty 3/4" steel stud. A positive stop, audible click action insures foolproof cartridge to die alignment and rapid operation.

The Spartan Set 1980


This massive, 11 pound, heavy duty, iron frame press will provide years of service at a real economy price. The Spartan Press reloads all rifle and pistol cases quickly, accurately and easily. Its powerful toggle-link mechanism multiplies the force applied to the handle 25 times and takes the hard work out of full-length resizing and case forming, and is rugged enough for bullet swaging. The Spartan reflects strength and quality throughout: a real value at a sensational low price, including everything you need to start reloading.

The All-American Turret Press 1972

The All-American Turret Press combines maximum speed with maximum precision. The four-station turret mounts three dies and a powder measure in reloading operation sequence. As the turret is revolved, dies remain in place, and are positioned directly over the shell holder with a positive-locking audible-click action at each of the four turret stations. No single-station press can compare with the turret speed. Used with the optional Lyman No. 55 Powder Measure and the optional push-button primer feed, the All-American Turret Press handles provides maximum leverage in either up-or downstroke (left or right hand) operation. Standard (7/8" x 14) dies for any rifle or pistol cartridge may be used in its turret head.



The Tru-Line JR.


The Tru-Line Jr. Press is the fastest selling, economy, 4 station turret press on the market. The Tru-Line Jr. offers an unmatched combination of features that makes it the world's favorite pistol cartridge reloading press. it also performs effectively, all metallic rifle ammunition reloading operations. It produces reliable ammunition with a minimum of effort and time. its short stroke, power link leverage system makes it easy to use. The self centering turrethead provides speed and accurate alignmen, and can be set for reloading either one or two sizes of cartridge at a time. The press full length resizes pistol cases, neck resizes rifle cases. Shell goes through complete loading on one cycle without removing it from the shell holder. Audible-click, self-locking, 4 turret head. Uses Lyman Ideal Dies. Optional powder measure mounts on turret in loading sequence.

The Lyman Comet Press


The new comet "C" - type press handles rifle, pistol, and shotshell cases with speed and accuracy. The low cost COMET can be used with upstroke or downstroke pressure, by simply adjusting the handle lever bar. All operations from full-length case sizing to bullet seating are accommodated. The optional primer feed automatically drops a primer into the primer arm punch for simple handling. The All-American COMET is truly a great buy in a 7/8" x 14 press with its ruggedness, versatility and low cost. Standard die sets are described below. Lyman Ideal Dies can also be used in All-American Presses by using a 7/8" x 14 Adapter Die.

The Lyman AccuPress

The Lyman AccuPress from the acciline series features a reversible, contoured handle for bench mount or hand-held use. uses all standard dies (7/8" x 14) for rifle and pistol. Also offers compound leverage for power, and a high performance zinc alloy for long life. Although designed for bench mount use, the AccuPress can easily be converted to hand-held use in the field or home. Both ways you have compound leverage and a large 4" plus opening. Expert or beginner - AccuPress is a good buy.