|NO. 3 LARGE DIE 1889-1940 (replaced by the Lyman 310)
(Usually seen in 40 calibers on up)
These dies are a tad larger than the standard and will not fit the current Lyman 310 handles. Sometimes seen
in the 40 calibers but more often in the 45-70 or 50-70 and other fat-bodied/large bottle-necked cartridges like
the 8MM Lebel, 11MM and 43 Spanish. Some early 310s have been seen in 50-70 and the 348 Winchester.
|Marlin 11 MM Mauser
Of all the foreign calibers seen in these early versions, the 11 MM and 43 Spanish are the most prevalent.
I suspect that is because the rifles in those calibers were brought home as trophies
captured during the Spanish-American War and the owners wanted to try them out for target shooting or hunting.