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Offline mazo kid

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45-70 round ball
« on: April 12, 2021, 04:09:03 PM »
This is an old mold, but in mint condition.

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Re: 45-70 round ball
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 04:10:51 PM »
And the contents.

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Re: 45-70 round ball
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 04:12:38 PM »
The cavity.

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Re: 45-70 round ball
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2021, 04:14:18 PM »
Size marking on the box end.

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Re: 45-70 round ball
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2021, 05:59:47 PM »
I had no idea there was a round ball load for the .45-70. Learn something new everyday around here.
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Re: 45-70 round ball
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2021, 07:14:05 PM »
A ball this size was used for indoor shooting practice in the military. There were probably gang molds that they used as it would be tedious to cast hundreds with a single cavity mold.

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Re: 45-70 round ball
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2021, 07:11:09 AM »
I love those old things. They manufactured beauties, with both looks and function. Just look at those handles!
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Re: 45-70 round ball
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2021, 01:44:51 PM »
For civilian use, those round balls could be loaded 1, 2, or 3 in a 45-70 case. They were not real accurate loads (except for the one ball loads) but were devastating at close range!