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    Cleaned up 2 Old Molds Yesterday

    One was an Old Ideal {Pre Lyman} dated 1958 for 8mm Mauser. It was a gift years ago from a Moderator at Castboolts. But is just a single Cavity so was some work to make a pile. If it is "Free is it for Me" and I have time.
    And one Mid-1970's for .457" Round Ball since I have a Ruger Old Army.
    I normally clean them up and polish the cavities with a homemade felt buff shaped to the bullets shapes and then buff withy Black Emery and White Rouge.
    Here is a shot of the Ball Mold after clean and heat treat and polish.
    And now I have some really nice Balls.
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    Last edited by 340six; April 8th, 2020 at 02:07 PM.

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    Heres abiut 10 pounds of round balls. A life time supply.
    As you can see the polishing work creates a very nice bullet finish and helps them drop out easy.
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  3. #3
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    i too have a .457 rb mould.

    i cast about 5lbs for "storage". i put mine in a pan filled with melted wad/patch lube/wax. i dont like it when they oxidize.

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