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    Setting up the Crusher
    Remove the Crusher from its carton and position it against the edge of the bench top in the
    most convenient location (usually near the center of the bench, leaving a work area on each
    side). Mark the position of the mounting holes, drill them and use three 3/8 bolts, with wash-
    ers and nuts, to securely anchor the Crusher.
    The toggle link mechanism and ram have been factory installed.
    Decide which mode of operation you prefer - right or left hand - and install the handle in
    the appropriate mounting hole in the linkage toggle. Be sure to thread the locknut onto the
    handle first. After the handle is screwed into the toggle, lock it in place by turning the locknut
    to a jam-fit against the toggle surface.
    NOTE: A positive stop built into the frame blocks handle travel after the ram has passed top
    dead center. No further pressure should be applied, once the stop is reached, to prevent possi-
    ble damage to the press.
    Installation of the Shell Holder
    The shell holder slides into the slotted top of the Crusher ram (Figure 1) and is held in place
    by the integral spring clip. To make the shell holder more accessible to your hand, turn it
    slightly to the left if you are right handed; slightly to the right if you are left handed. Most
    reloaders use their strongest arm to operate the ram.
    Extra shell holders are available for a wide variety of cartridges as indicated in the current
    annual Lyman catalog.
    Installation and Use of the Priming Arm
    Open the package containing the Lyman Universal Priming Arm. It contains a priming arm
    complete with a large priming sleeve and a large, flat primer punch to seat large primers.
    Should you need to seat small primers, substitute the small flat primer punch and sleeve Your new Crusher Press combines the most desirable
    features of O-Frame press design with innovations that
    make it truly distinct as a reloading tool. Its magnum
    press opening easily accommodates extra long cartridge
    case and bullet combinations without the handling con-
    tortions required by standard O-Frame presses. Standard
    length cases are even easier to reload.
    Three staggered mounting holes, instead of the stan-
    dard two, keep the press firmly attached to the loading
    bench, without weakening the grain in planked bench
    tops, allowing the reloader to take full advantage of the
    Crusher’s powerful compound leverage mechanism -
    which will easily full-length resize the largest cartridge
    cases as well as easily handle any case-forming or bullet
    swaging task. 
    							packed separately using the enclosed Allen wrench.
    To install, remove the retaining pin from the priming arm lug located in front of the press,
    to the left of the frame upright and in front of the ram. Position the priming arm as shown in
    Figure 2. Align the hole in the base of the priming arm with those in the cast iron press frame
    and reinsert the retaining pin.
    To use the priming arm, place an unprimed cartridge case in the shell holder and a primer
    (anvil up) into the sleeve of the priming punch. Raise the ram to the top of its stroke and push
    the priming arm toward the press. The priming arm will enter the slot in the side of the ram
    and, as the ram is lowered, force the primer into the primer pocket of the case.
    This is usually done when the cartridge case is being withdrawn from the decapping and
    resizing die but may be done later if you wish to clean or trim your cases before repriming.
    Installing the Primer Catcher
    The plastic primer catcher is positioned, cup-side up, in front of the Crusher directly under
    the primer arm lug.
    Secure the primer catcher to the press by fitting the plastic retaining bar into the slots pro-
    vided atop the sidewalls.
    It will catch and hold spent primers that are decapped during the resizing operation.
    Installation and Use of the Optional Automatic Primer Feed
    Place the primer feed body between the lugs of the Crusher Press as shown in Figure 3.
    The angle of the primer feed must be adjusted until the primer feed tube is directly over the
    priming punch sleeve when the priming arm is in the back position.
    When this adjustment is correct, the primer feed tube will release a single primer into the
    primer arm’s sleeve to be seated in the primer pocket of the cartridge case. The remainder of
    the primers will be kept in the tube by the cutoff pin.
    Tighten the two set screws to securely hold the primer feed body once the proper adjust-
    ments have been made.Figure 1.
    Figure 2.Figure 3
    Lyman’s Crusher Press (continued ) 
    							Filling the Primer Tube
    To fill the primer tube, first insert one of the two supplied cotter pins through the hole in
    the side of the primer tube. Spread the ends of the cotter pin slightly to keep it from falling
    out. Next, place your primers anvil-side down in a small flatbottomed tray or dish.
    Force the slotted end of the tube down over each primer. The cotter pin will prevent the
    primers from dropping from the open end of the tube when you turn it over.
    Fill the tube completely, press the bushing (“0” ring) end firmly into the primer feed body
    and remove the cotter pin. One of the red plastic sleeves supplied should be slipped over the
    open end of the primer tube to prevent injury should your face or arm strike the top of the
    primer tube.
    Installing the Dies
    Now the press is fully assembled except for the installation of your 7/8 x 14 reloading
    dies. Complete instructions are included with each Lyman die set.
    Lubrication and Care of Your Press
    Before using your press, apply a light film of powdered graphite to the bearing surfaces of
    all moving parts. Pay particular attention to the sides of the ram. Thin oil may also be used for
    this purpose but graphite is more desirable. If your press is to be used in a damp area it is rec-
    ommended that you also protect unpainted surfaces with a thin film of oil.
    Lyman’s Crusher Press (continued )
    Use extreme care when handling primers. Never mishandle any primer feed that malfunc-
    tions. Do not do anything that could cause a primer to explode when clearing a jam. Keep
    your work area clean, occasionally wiping up primer dust with a damp rag.
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    1Frame 7726202
    2Set Screw #10-24 (2) 7726115
    3Power Link (2) 7991463
    4Handle/Ball Assembly7990503
    5Handle Jam Nut 7726218
    6Toggle Pin Clip (4) 7726220P
    7Toggle Pin (2) 7726215
    8Ram Pin 7726213Key  Part Description  Part # Key  Part Description  Part #9Toggle 7726210
    10 Ram 7726212
    11 Shell Holder Clip 7726109
    12 Quick Release Primer
    Arm Pin 7729230
    13Universal Priming Arm7728036
    14 Primer Catcher 7726420
    Not Shown:
    Hex Key XX-80   3/322998880 
    							Parts List for Lymans Universal Primer Arm and
    Auto-Primer Feed Assemblies
    1Large Primer Punch 7992922
    2Small Primer Punch 7992924
    3Large Primer Sleeve 7992918
    4Small Primer Sleeve 7992919
    5Primer Sleeve Spring 7992920
    6Set Screw 7992932
    7Primer Arm Complete 7728036
    1Large Primer Feed Tube7412053
    2Small Primer Feed Tube7412052
    3Cotter Pins (2) 7990050
    4Primer Feed Body 7726128
    5Primer Punch Stop 7992900
    6Compression Spring 7992927
    7Set Screw 2992929
    Primer Feed Complete 7729050
    Universal Primer Arm
    Crusher/T-Mag Auto Primer Feed Key  Part Description  Part #
    Key  Part Description  Part #
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