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Old Remington mold
Aug 30th, 2017 at 2:02pm
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How's this for a cool find? A first variation Remington mold for the .44-77 SBN. It's marked "44 S" on the side, and "25" on top where the sprue plate covers the number. Not sure what "25" means, unless these were serial numbered?
Needs a new sprue plate built, but I might have a source for repros I think. It's also had a round ball cavity added at some point in it's life, but it was cheap, so no big deal. I have an early Rolling Block in this caliber, so neat to have the mold too!

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I'll cast up some bullets once I get a sprue plate, and see how they shoot in my Roller!
  

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Reply #1 - Aug 30th, 2017 at 2:25pm
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I would image that those handles might get a bit "warm" after you cast a few bullets?

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Reverend Al wrote on Aug 30th, 2017 at 2:25pm:
I would image that those handles might get a bit "warm" after you cast a few bullets?

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I'm guessing you're right. But I'd bet most cowboys or buffalo hunters had a good pair of gloves too!
  

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Reply #3 - Sep 1st, 2017 at 5:01pm
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Spent a bit of time this morning and using some scrap steel, I cut out a close shape to what the sprue plate should  be. Then filed, sanded, drilled the shape for the sprue plate. After a test fit I polished it up a bit, blued it, and gave it some patina to match the mold blocks.

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Reply #4 - Sep 1st, 2017 at 5:45pm
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Nice job Vall. Wish I were talented like that. Neat mold. Dale.
  

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DWT1885 wrote on Sep 1st, 2017 at 5:45pm:
Nice job Vall. Wish I were talented like that. Neat mold. Dale.


Thanks Dale! I hope it's close to what an original sprue plate looks like. Just looked at a picture to make it.
  

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