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 Posted: Thu Aug 27th, 2009 12:51 pm
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Doc,

The moulds may be ACW era bullet moulds. More than likely they are reporoductions. If they are round balls I doubt they would have been used by troops in the field. I am sure shot towers were being used to produce round projectiles. The molten lead dropped from differing heights produced different size balls when dropped into water. This method would produce buck and ball for smooth bore weapons. As already stated most munitions for rifeled  shoulder held weapons were more rapidly produced by pressing lead wire into projectiles.

 

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