Lyman Introduces the New Brass Smith Ideal Press

Lyman Ideal Press
Lyman Ideal Press

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -( Lyman Products proudly introduces the right-sized new Brass Smith Ideal press.

Beginners using the C-Frame style press will appreciate its rugged frame of cast iron and all steel parts with a central handle position for easy ambidextrous use and a ball handle for a smooth, comfortable operation.

Experienced reloaders will love the compact size that requires minimal bench space and its compound linkage for optimum leverage including 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 Ideal press is the perfect auxiliary press for reloaders wanting to perform a separate operation from their main press.

All reloaders will find the compact size, rugged construction with a durable powder coat finish and ambidextrous design to be a welcome addition to their reloading applications. The Ideal press accepts all 7/8 x 14 thread dies and standard shell holders and weighs just 12.6 pounds.

“The new Brass Smith Ideal Press is a single-operation press that really gives a reloader plenty of options. Very affordable, it makes a great starting press for a novice reloader that allows them to reload a variety of pistol and rifle ammo. For the seasoned reloader, this C-Frame style press gives them the advantage of adding to their operation without having to reconfigure an existing press or take up lots of bench space with another big press,” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development for Lyman Products, explained.

Lyman Brass Smith Ideal Press Specifications:

  • Heavy duty cast iron frame and stainless parts
  • Handles all pistol calibers and rifle cartridges up to 3.700 in length
  • Compound linkage and 1” diameter ram
  • Accepts all standard 7.8” x 14” dies and standard shell holders
  • Ambidextrous operation
  • Durable powder coat finish
  • Weight 12.6 pounds
  • Proudly made in the USA at Lyman Products
  • MSRP: $99.95

About Lyman Products:

Lyman Products, founded by avid outdoorsman, William Lyman, has been innovating firearms and reloading accessories and gear for 140 years. Today, using advanced technologies, Lyman is in the forefront of meeting the needs of shooters and reloaders across the world. Whether pioneering the use of digital technology in reloading tools or reintroducing “antique” calibers and bullet molds, Lyman continues to improve and innovate the tools and accessories used by serious shooters and reloaders.

Lyman products and brands, are available nationally through firearms and sporting goods dealers and mail order companies. Pachmayr, TacStar, Trius Traps, A-Zoom Precision Snap Caps, Butch’s Gun Care and Targdots are also Lyman brands.

For more information, visit their website.

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Wild Bill

I like the price, the weight, uses standard stuff, and does not take up a lot of space aspects, but why is it called “Brass Smith Ideal Press”? It is not made of brass so was there a Brass Smith? Or is it because the press cold smiths brass, only?