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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-09-2018, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Lyman thimble loose

Anyone have trick to tightening the lower thimble on a Lyman Deerstalker? It is the thimble with the stud on it for the sling swivel so I can't get to the screw in there that attaches it to the barrel. The upper thimble was a little loose too but easy access as there is a hole in the thimble to put the screwdriver in on the screw. I tried turning the stud out but didn't budge so thinking it may be one piece. Didn't want to overdue it and break the thimble off. Special tool to get in there on the screw through the ramrod holes on each end of the thimble?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-09-2018, 05:32 PM
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The sling stud will screw out. Then you will have access to the screw you need to tighten.
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Does the sling stud unscrew?

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I tried sticking an allen wrench through it and tried to turn it out lefty loosey unless it is reverse threads? Put enough pressure on it that the allen wrench was bending.....didn't want to snap it off.

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Here is what I did, bent a small screwdriver and I was able to get it tighten.It took some time and messing around, but I got it.
It seems like this was a defect of the Deerstalker,needs some teflon tape on the threads.I know some people have sent there deerstalker to Dixons and he fixed it for them.Dixon does Lyman warranty work. How old is you gun?
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The box has a sticker in it that says it was inspected by Mike J. on 4/26/09 and the box has "Upgraded Model" with fiber optic sights. Guess I will have to jerry-rig something like you did. Thanks for the information.

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Use a crescent wrench on the flats of the stud
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thanks for the great information
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2018, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Deuce,

8 mm crescent wrench on the flats did the trick! It was super tight but not too tight for the Craftsman wrench. Screw was very loose but tightened right up. Thank you.
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