View Full Version : for the shooters here, found in my garage :)

15-06-2011, 12:09
amazing what you find when you have a clear up !

sorry for the bad photos, anyone know what sort of age this would be ?





Retired Member southey
15-06-2011, 12:22
No idea here, but great find! now for some lead and a catapult!!

British Red
15-06-2011, 12:42
Probably not all that old from the type / shape. Any idea of the calibre / ball diameter?

15-06-2011, 12:53
in new money, as near as i can tell 10.5mm dia.

15-06-2011, 13:09
If you use it be sure to protect yourself from those handles, they get mighty hot, and while you're at it, make sure you don't breath too many of those lead fumes either.


15-06-2011, 13:15
cheers for that Dave but i'll not be using it matey, i'll clean it up and leave it on a shelf, should be a good talking point :)

British Red
15-06-2011, 19:54
Weird size that....

Its a single cast ball and minie ball mould with sprue cutter.

I suspect it might be for making solid shot for a .410

If you want to sell, do let me know

15-06-2011, 19:56
i was thinking .45 ?

one of the moulds is for ball, the other is "bullet" shaped

although it may be .44 http://www.castbulletassoc.org/featart.shtml

British Red
15-06-2011, 20:24
The bullet shape is a minie ball most likely

too small for a .44 or .45 if its 10.5mm - bear in mind the lead contracts when cooling

15-06-2011, 20:27
ok, nice one, i wonder how i find out what bore it is and how old.

The bullet shape has a very slight shoulder round it at the end that would go into the casing

your thoughts on 410 are sounding good

British Red
15-06-2011, 20:30
I suspect it is for a front stuffer rather than a cartridge. Might be for casting solid shot for a .410 shottie (ball and slug). Ball in a .4x is likely to be for a muzzle loading revolver

15-06-2011, 20:34
good good find old chap, just what i could do with......lol