Help Identify This Old Mold

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 27 December 2016

I bought this mold recently and believe it is hand made by an individual rather than produced by a commercial mold maker. Any help is appreciated. It casts a .323” or 8mm bullet. The mold handles are made of oak. It appears to have been made with different length base stops, but it only came with the one. As you can see the individual mold blocks and handles are made from one block of iron each

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SierraHunter posted this 27 December 2016

No idea who made it, but I bet the other base plug was for a hollow base. Was probably build for 32/40 blackpowder.

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Ross Smith posted this 28 March 2017

Dave: Just my 2 cents, that may possibly could have been an adjustable length base plug. Ross

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 28 March 2017

Ross,

I side with you, the first thought I had.

 

David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
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- Also deal in: Land, Banjos, Nails, Firearms, Manure, Fly Swatters, Used Cars, Whisky, Racing Forms, Rare Antiquities, Lead, Used Keyboard Keys, Good Dogs, Pith Helmets & Zulu Headdresses. .

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