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Maynard (Massachusetts Arms) bullet lubricator
Mar 10th, 2019 at 10:28pm
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Can anyone tell me what the "1" may stand for? It appears to be around .40, I am yet to measure it.
  
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Re: Maynard (Massachusetts Arms) bullet lubricator
Reply #1 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 11:50pm
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It is for the #1 bullet. They made #1 and #2 bullet. If I recall correctly the #1 bullet was lighter. I have seen bullet molds with one of each size in one mold.
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 11:52pm
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By the way that is a awesome tool not many around.
  
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Reply #3 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 11:57pm
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Thanks appreciate the reply Grin
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 11th, 2019 at 2:14am
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A very cool Maynard tool ... I am hugely envious!
  

I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't quite reached my "Expiry" date yet ...
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Reply #5 - Mar 11th, 2019 at 2:54am
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That is an interesting bullet luber.  How does it work?  Put a little dab of lube in and it pushes it past the bullet into the groves?  Seems like the lube would be hard to get to flow unless it was extremely soft or heated.
  

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Reply #6 - Mar 11th, 2019 at 8:50am
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I don't believe I've ever seen one before. If I have it's only been in a photograph of a cased set.
  
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Reply #7 - Mar 18th, 2019 at 10:35pm
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Schuetzenmiester wrote on Mar 11th, 2019 at 2:54am:
That is an interesting bullet luber.  How does it work?  Put a little dab of lube in and it pushes it past the bullet into the groves?  Seems like the lube would be hard to get to flow unless it was extremely soft or heated. 


Looking at a reprinted 1890 catalogue it states " TO LUBRICATE THE BULLETS - ... By means of the Lubricating Pump more satisfactory results are obtained by using the lubricator cold."
  
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Re: Maynard (Massachusetts Arms) bullet lubricator
Reply #8 - Mar 19th, 2019 at 12:13pm
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That's a very neat lube tool! Extremely simple design, and probably slower to use than some others. But sure would be easy to add to a small shooting kit!
  

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Reply #9 - Mar 19th, 2019 at 5:18pm
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Do you think it would hold enough lube for a 100 shot match?  Roll Eyes
  

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Re: Maynard (Massachusetts Arms) bullet lubricator
Reply #10 - May 30th, 2019 at 11:32am
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Is it used by placing the body of the bullet in the little opening of the end opposite the screw?  If I understand it correctly that end plug is drilled from the lube chamber so the lube can squirt through into the groove(s) of the bullet in the ring.

Regardless, this is one of those seldom encountered tools we love to see, but which are often tossed aside by the unknowing because they have no clue what it is.

Froggie

PS  IIRC, the two bullets from the factory Maynard mould were labeled #1 (the "conical") and #2 (the "cylindrical.")  I haven't looked at my mould for a while, but I believe that is correct.
  
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Reply #11 - Jun 2nd, 2019 at 1:11am
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Great photos, thank you so much for posting!

When I get moved into my new home and get my shop set up again, I would like to try to make a reasonable copy.
  
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