It might be an old Lyman Bullet ?

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HvyMtl
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It might be an old Lyman Bullet ?

Post by HvyMtl » Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:49 pm

Greetings

How about some feed back?

Let me know what you think of it.

Ken



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Post by gmartin » Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:16 pm

Ken,
Dude, what is this about? Is this the bullet you described? I get a bullet actual size, no less, when I try to print it. Have you shot others like this? Can't help you, wish I could!
Gregg

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Post by HvyMtl » Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:36 pm

Hi Gregg

I had a heck of a time posting this bullet. I don't know about printing it, but if you click the link and then when it comes up click the little picture it blows it up on the screen.

Oh yeah this is the bullet I posted the dimensions on. I guess I should post them with the picture. I'll work on that, unfortunately I am not that computer literate and have to wait for somone to be home.

This is supposed to be the correct bullet for the 1859 Sharps Berdan sniper rifle, if so I would think it would also be for the 1863 ?

I would hate to have a special mold made only to find out it does'nt shoot good. I figured maybe someone has a mold for it already & I could buy some bullets and try them, and if they shoot good then have a mold made. Remember I only have one bullet.

Ken

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Post by gmartin » Wed Jun 16, 2004 11:16 am

Ken,
Thank you. "Save the last bullet for yourself!" Neat comment in your response to me. I just recieved "Round Ball TO Rimfire, AHistory of Civil War Small Arms Ammunition, part II." Wow! I've got alot of reading to do! I will try to find that critter in here, or more information about bullets used for Berdan's Sharps for you. It may take some time. If we knew what your rifle slugs out (or do we?) it may help figuring its applicability for use in your rifle. Navy Arms may have that exact information.
Gregg

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History book

Post by HvyMtl » Wed Jun 16, 2004 3:45 pm

Hi Gregg

I don't think you will find this bullet in that book. This bullet might be from an old Lyman mold that is no longer made. I'm a little surprised at the small amount of feed back on the bullet, but maybe no one knows where it came from or it might be from a Pedersoli mold.

Ken

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Old Lyman Mould.

Post by gmartin » Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:24 pm

Ken,
If the Berdan or '63 are replicas, which these are, the bullet's origination most certainly can be found. I say this because the replicas come in a small variety of calibers, .45, .50 and .54. The .45 no longer, but it used to be available. There fore, the mould, if it is so made to accomadate a caliber since the recent 30 year interest in, and availability of Sharps replica rifles, should be located perhaps by an inquiry to the major mould makers, wouldn't you think? If you provided them or us (again) with the dimensions and nominal (I don't know what that means but it makes me sound like someone very bullet savvy) weight you may get what you desire. The wild card would be if a commonplace maker once produced a mould for original '59 and '63 types, some of which were .54. Even then maybe they could tell you that, ie., when it was discontinued. Ah, or the rifle producers as you sugggest, after all, Shiloh once provided their own mould with the rifles, as they did mine, and I wish they still gave us percussion owners that option. Some go the $175.00 custom route but a bullet created by the designer would be great, but I digress. I kept a bunch of old BP digests from the 70's, I'll see what I can find. Nominally you understand.
Gregg

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Bullet dimensions

Post by HvyMtl » Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:00 pm

Gregg

Look under -Nipples enlarging the flash hole page 2.

Ken

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Post by gmartin » Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:27 pm

Ken,
Found it, thanks.
Gregg

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