Shiloh Bullet Molds

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Buzzard II
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Shiloh Bullet Molds

Post by Buzzard II » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:21 am

I have a chance to purchase two Shiloh molds. One is marked D451/0250 and the other is D452/0458. Does anyone know exactly what they are. I only know they are "trashcan" style molds. I have a .54 Farmingdale SC Robinson, will bullets cast from these molds fit? Thanks very much.
Bob

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Re: Shiloh Bullet Molds

Post by Buzzard II » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:31 pm

Hey, don't everyone rush to answer all at once! Does anyone know? :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Shiloh Bullet Molds

Post by Kirk » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:56 am

They were made back in New York for a short period of time. As far as the numbers, I couldn't tell you, you will just have to measure them.


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Re: Shiloh Bullet Molds

Post by DaveC » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:43 am

Shiloh Products in Farmingdale made various accessories and accoutrements for Civil War re-enactors, including bullet molds for the old (and reproduction) guns. Later the owner tooled up to make replicas of Sharps rifles and the rest is history.

Just a guess, but the numbers likely relate to casting diameter and weight. Newer mould makers tended to have more descriptive data in their numbering system, as opposed to the catalog numbers or top punch codes the old manufacturers used. The only Shiloh Products mould I have is one of their roundball 4-bangers (2 on top, 2 on the bottom), marked “454 RB.”

A set of calipers along the cavity edges should at least tell you whether the castings will fit in your .54 cal.

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Re: Shiloh Bullet Molds

Post by Buzzard II » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:18 pm

Thank you guys! I was hoping someone knew what the numbers meant. I will measure the molds and dropped bullets next casting session. Thanks again!
Bob

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