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A Pope Mold?
Feb 26th, 2019 at 9:18pm
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Is this an H. M. Pope mold?

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Reply #1 - Feb 26th, 2019 at 9:19pm
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A couple more photos...
  
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Reply #2 - Feb 26th, 2019 at 10:19pm
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It's nicely made but has none of the typical, almost mandatory Pope characteristics.  I'm going to stick my neck out and guess Beveridge.

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Reply #3 - Feb 26th, 2019 at 11:51pm
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Here are three pictures of my Pope 28/30 mold.
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Reply #4 - Feb 27th, 2019 at 12:36am
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However, it was apparently designed by Pope. Is that what you meant? (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 27th, 2019 at 12:37am
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So my mold has some similar characteristics, but is clearly NOT made by Pope.

Well, one can dream Smiley

Who was Beveridge?

And thanks for the clarifications.
  
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Reply #6 - Feb 27th, 2019 at 8:38am
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It's a Yankee bronze mold. I have several and they all follow the same form. 308403 is a Pope designed .30 cal. bullet, but that's the only Pope connection
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 27th, 2019 at 9:46am
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smoke, that is not a Pope mold. But it has been for many years been described as a  Pope designed mold. Pope molds are typically Nose pour with top and bottom plates. The benefit is really nice Bases, Flat and square. I buy all of these I find. I like the Ideal molds. They are light to handle and heat up quickly. And if in good shape Cast really nice bullets. The Base band on this is back tapered so that you can de-cap, Recap, and throw a Powder charge and then take the bullet and carefully push it into the case and it will fetch up on the Taper. You now have a Loaded shell that conforms to an Amunition rule
that at one time required fixed ammo to shoot in some Matches. I do not know how long this rule lasted but when I was a young shooter I often heard of it. By the way it is also a very Tapered Bullet along its length, in my memory the front band will be .304/.305 and the base diameter at it's largest up around .315 on the largest section of the back taper. The one you show looks to be in good shape. Should have a value of $40.00 to as much as $80.00 or more. Some of us Old Timers really like them. I have used them in calibers from 30-30 up into 300 H&H with reasonable light charges and was always able to find a load that will shoot well. HTH, Regards FITZ. OLD TUCK Smiley
  
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Reply #8 - Feb 27th, 2019 at 9:57am
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Kurt 701, Good to see your 28-30. I have  Pope 32-40 just as yours, stamped
by H.M. Pope Hartford along the side. He did not do that for very long. I suspect the Blocks were hard enough to damage his stamp and it was the same stamp he used on the barrels just set off enough to leave off the
"Rifled By" The interesting thing about Pope Molds is that he must have spent some time finding the right Taper for size as my bullets from two 32-40 Pope molds fit every 32-40 factory chamber that I own and Breech seat beautifully with no modification. Regards, FITZ. OLD TUCK Smiley
  
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Reply #9 - Feb 27th, 2019 at 10:07am
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Henry Beveridge was a gunsmith who worked primarily in the second quarter of the 20th century.  He was especially known for his custom work, often on single shots, and his bullet moulds. Note, however, that others have correctly identified your mould and proven my guess wrong.

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Reply #10 - Feb 27th, 2019 at 1:52pm
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It's a Yankee Tool Room mold. I've owned several.
  
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