Where Are Lyman and Austin Halleck Rifles Made?


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Kestrel
September 29, 2006, 04:30 PM
Are these made in the US? Are they as well made as T/Cs or are they better?

What's different about them? Any info on them would be very appreciated!

(I'm referring to the tradition percussion styles - not the inline.)

I just ordered a T/C Renegade in .50 and am thinking about adding another rifle, too.

I really like the looks of this Lyman Deerstalker, but just don't know anything about their quality.

http://www.lymanproducts.com/lymanproducts/images/Deerper.jpg

Is the 24" barrel going to be a disadvantage in terms of velocity?

Thanks.

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Dave Markowitz
September 29, 2006, 04:43 PM
Lyman rifles are made by Investarm in Italy. IMO they and the T/Cs are comparable, although the frizzens on the Lyman flintlocks are better than the T/C flinters.

I read recently on another forum that Austin & Halleck is going under.

Kestrel
September 29, 2006, 05:04 PM
Dave,

Thanks for the info. I just got off the phone with Lyman and she told me the same thing, re: Italy.

I didn't know that about Austin Halleck, but after looking at their pictures and prices, it doesn't look like what I was after.

At this point, I'm thinking about ordering the Lyman Deerstalker, with the optional peep sight. Will the 24" barrel hurt my velocity much?

Thanks again!

sundance44s
September 29, 2006, 05:43 PM
Don`t know nothin about Austin Hallecks ... but the Layman i have and a T/C hawken to boot .. The guts of the Lyman are the same as the T/C Just coppied I only shoot round ball so the Lyman is better for me because it comes with a 1 in 66 twist .. the T/C wouldn`t shoot round balls worth a darn untill i put A Green Mountain round ball barrel on it .1 in 70 twist now its a shooter too . They are both well built heavy rifles .

Plink
September 29, 2006, 07:11 PM
Austin/Halleck is made in Spain and assembled in the USA. They're good guns if you get a working one. They've had a lot of quality control issues in the last few years, and are closing in October. I don't know if they're closing permanently, or just restructuring. Hopefully they're working with new vendors that can maintain a higher quality standard, and will be back on the market soon. I like their guns a lot.

As noted, Lyman is made in Italy. Investarms makes some very good guns. They also make the Hawkens as sold by Cabelas and Dixie. They're on par with T/C in quality. I own guns from all Investarms, Lyman and T/C and they're all quite good.

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