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Offline scooby

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Another Small Original Mould
« on: February 28, 2017, 05:36:48 PM »
Well, now I have a partner for that first tiny mould I posted about not too long ago. This one is built just like the first one except that the handles were not forged flat and it does not have an alignment pin. It is slightly larger, as you can tell from the pics, but has a smaller cavity. This new one looks like it will throw a ball around .321/.322 based on my rough measurement. I will try it out next time I fire up the lead pot.

I give thanks to Mazo for allowing me to own this new little mould.




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Re: Another Small Original Mould
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 07:53:10 AM »
Pretty cool Scooby.  There's something neat about casting from a really old mold.  You never know whose hands might've been holding that and what was on their mind...

I recently picked up an original Pocket Model mold and cast a few conicals and round balls from it.  I'm looking forward to firing a cylinder full of conicals from this pocket model.  Here's a few pics.




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Re: Another Small Original Mould
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 11:16:30 AM »
Dang whip, that mould is in excellent shape. Those conicals have a nice pronounced heel to them. Perfect for making up paper cartridges.

Glad you found and are now using an original mould. I don't see to many original Colt moulds without the sprue cutter for sale.

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Re: Another Small Original Mould
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 12:18:52 PM »
Steve, I don't know if you saw this chart I posted a while ago. It gives the size of the mold in balls to the pound. This is NOT the mold size to use in that caliber, it is the size of the bare ball that will just go down the bore.
http://www.cherrytreefamily.com/gaugetocaliber.htm
It should give you an idea of what size to use for a patched round ball.  Glad you like the mold!
« Last Edit: March 02, 2017, 12:21:24 PM by mazo kid »

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Re: Another Small Original Mould
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 04:06:46 PM »
Yep Mazo, I am familiar with that chart.

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Re: Another Small Original Mould
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 09:32:08 PM »
Getting tired of laying idle waiting for these lungs to heal, so I spent some time casting and making paper cartridges today. While I was at it, I ran some balls through this little mould. Balls are a bit out of round and wide at the seams from the old girl. After casting and measuring, I found that this one would have been used of a 32 calibre rifle. Opposite of the seams, it measures .311 and at the seams it is .323.

I will use this mould to make buckshot for my smoothbore flinters.


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Re: Another Small Original Mould
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 09:49:26 PM »
Pretty cool Scooby.  There's something neat about casting from a really old mold.  You never know whose hands might've been holding that and what was on their mind...

I recently picked up an original Pocket Model mold and cast a few conicals and round balls from it.  I'm looking forward to firing a cylinder full of conicals from this pocket model.  Here's a few pics.





Whip,  Is this the mold used for samples you sent me? I would like to get an original
type ball casting mold.
Did you come across this recently ? If so where ? I like that it throws .325.
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Re: Another Small Original Mould
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 09:06:54 AM »
Hey Hewy,

That's the one the samples came from, yes.  I got it about 6 months ago.  Pretty sure I got it off of GB.  I don't know if the steel versions with spruce plate cast the same size, I would think so, but I couldn't say for sure without trying one.  I think the steel ones might pop up for sale a little more often.  But between Ebay and GB they are out there.

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Re: Another Small Original Mould
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 04:41:53 PM »
Until I can find a brass mold, I will rework
a Lee mold to throw larger bullet .
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Re: Another Small Original Mould
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 03:30:28 PM »
Hey Whip, I go the .319 Lee mold today, and it  throws .321 +-
nice snug fit in the gun. I think I'll not mess with tring to enlarge the cavity.
Sure do thank you and Richard for the samples,
 I learned a lot.
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Re: Another Small Original Mould
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2017, 05:24:34 AM »
Glad to help Hewy.