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Offline mazo kid

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Original C&B revolver moulds
« on: January 17, 2017, 01:55:49 PM »
Decided to post a couple of pictures of my old revolver molds/moulds:

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Re: Original C&B revolver moulds
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 01:59:25 PM »
The larger one is 36 caliber and made by the Manhatten Arms Co; the smaller one is 32 caliber and I can't find any maker's marks on it.

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Re: Original C&B revolver moulds
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 03:15:09 PM »
Nice old stuff Mazo.  I enjoy seeing the antique accessories some members have collected over the years.    I'll bet Len on the 1858 forum would like to see the .36 cal Manhattan revolver mould.   He owns a Manhattan Navy and I know he made a mould for it himself.

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Re: Original C&B revolver moulds
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 06:45:21 PM »
Very nice. Love old collateral gun stuff.

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Re: Original C&B revolver moulds
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 07:08:41 AM »
Yep, this is a very good post with good pictures too. I can't quite tell if the .32 conical cavity is cherried to drop a heel base or not. Also noticed a screw securing the sprue plate to the body of the mould at the pivot point instead of a flush rivet.

Once again Mazo, many thanks for pulling out a few neat old tools to show us.

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Re: Original C&B revolver moulds
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 12:43:38 PM »
The Manhatten mould has the rivet securing the halves together; the 32 caliber has screws both for the pivot and the sprue stop. It does appear that the 32 conical cavity has a rebated base on the heel of the bullet.


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Re: Original C&B revolver moulds
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 04:31:00 PM »
By golly, I can see the rebated portion now with the way the light hits the cavity. I did also notice the screw for the sprue plate stop earlier, as well as the post on the Manhattan.

That little .32 mould is in prime condition for casting and shooting both conical and ball out of a pocket Colt!