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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-04-2020, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Lyman wedge

I have a Lyman Deer Stalker and the wedge the holds the barrel to the stock has become lose and I actually lost one. Looking for input to tighten up the fit or something. Thanks
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The lug on the barrel that it goes thru, tap it in the middle to dent it inwards a little, it is soft and bends easily. Will grab the wedge.

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Another option is to dent the middle of the wedge to give it a bow.
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Someone told me there is a solution to this in the instructions but I bought it used and didn't get the instructions.
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Give the flat side of the wedge a slight bow. Thatíll tighten it up.
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second this advise, better to bend the wedge a little than ruin the lug.
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The correct method is to bend the lug, only if you were EXTREMELY mechanically challenged would you ruin it, it is a VERY easy fix. You can bend the wedge pin, and again bend the wedge pin, and again bend the wedge pin, it will loosen again quite quickly as it straightens out because you are putting lateral pressure on the flats when it is assembled. If it is bent there is only one right way to put it back in, the wrong way will have both the barrel and wedge loose. The amount of bend changes the pressure between the stock and barrel, more bend equals more pressure, varying the stock to barrel pressure isn't a good thing and you might damage the escutcheon with excess pressure from recoil. Stating the obvious, bending the pin causes it to go through the stock not straight, there will now be excessive pressure on the far side escutcheon when you push/tap it through, it can and if it hangs up you can knock the screws right out of the stock. Bending the lug keeps everything in straight factory alignment, the straight wedge is merely pinched in the lug.
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Anyone that has 2 wedge pins knows the problems of attempting to fix it by bending the wedges. If the rear one falls out and you bend it, then right at assembly the front falls out. Bend the front enough to keep it in and the rear immediately falls out. Get it balanced and now there is a specific pin for the rear and one for the front, both of which have to be put in the correct bend orientation. Correct fix is to dent in the lug.

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Thanks for the information
Much appreciated.
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I agree the Wedge needs a slight bend. Lyman's instruction is to put the Wedge in from the right side but my experience is that installing the Wedge from the left side resolves the problem.
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