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noonanda

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(edited to bring it back from the grave)

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Years ago Dean Thomas had built for him a reproduction of the Confederate Gardner machine. he also had a custom nose pour mold made.

If you are not familiar with it, it had a lead "flange" that as the bullet was formed after casting would cause it to grip the paper that would hold the powder. It was a good idea in theory but the field use showed that it weakened the paper and it would rip where the bullet began spilling powder.

Last year while at a Relic show I found a unformed and formed bullet made from this mold. As both a Civil war Nut, Relic hunter, Black powder shooter, and Bullet caster, I snagged it up as I had been looking for an example to potentially have a mold made.

I am sending out the 2 examples for measurements and a actual dug Civil war Gardner for original measurements. No more delays, They mail out tomorrow 4 Feb 2019 to NOE.

I know there was interest in Getting molds made, is there Still interest? Anyone else interested in possibly getting a mold made?

I am looking at possibly 2-3 versions of the mold. Looking for interest in these:
Version 1: Gardner external dimensions, ready for shooting, no flange to fold over.
Version 2: Gardner external dimensions with flange, not ready for shooting, flange would need to be folded over.
Version 3: Gardner external dimensions with a thinner skirt wall to allow for better expansion into rifling, ready for shooting, no flange to fold over.

Anything else that would need to be hashed out?

« Last Edit: February 03, 2019, 08:48:40 PM by noonanda »

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 07:52:18 AM »
You will need to drum up support on other sites that deal with such interests NSSA and the like.

Link them to this thread.

A drawing always helps so if you can send in the bullets to Al at NOE he will have them drawn up.


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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 11:23:57 AM »
You will need to drum up support on other sites that deal with such interests NSSA and the like.

Link them to this thread.

A drawing always helps so if you can send in the bullets to Al at NOE he will have them drawn up.

I had actually posted here first, and have posted on a few other sites to include some facebook groups. So far I have about 5-6 interested since yesterday. 

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 11:25:46 AM »
Good work, they will need to post interest here though.

noonanda

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 11:42:58 AM »
Yes Sir

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 11:56:41 AM »
Also I ask of you, would it be better to make a mold that has the flange on it to form similar to the original, or would a Gardner style (aka a formed bullet) be better?

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 01:03:32 PM »
I would go for both.

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 03:44:08 AM »
I would be interested in both, and would make my brothwr buy one as well.

Maybe a two cavity mold with skirt on and skirt off.

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 04:33:40 AM »
You guys think that most people would want 2 and 4 cavity mixed (skirt and no skirt)?  Or do it like a regular buy where you can just pick either or in 2-5 cavities?

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 06:03:03 AM »
I would not be interested in mixed cavities.

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2018, 01:17:55 AM »
I would interested in a no skirt only mold

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2018, 02:21:11 PM »
Once we get the samples, we can draw up the bullets.

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2018, 12:26:04 PM »
I'd like to make each of the bullets. Whether it's a mixed cav or two separate moulds I'll get it.
so :
     mixed 4 cav 2 of each
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      5 cav of each bullet type
I can't shoot them (yet) but I'm a gear head when it comes to this stuff.

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 12:00:12 PM »
Just curious, have the samples arrived?

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Re: .58 Cal Confederate Gardner Bullet Mold
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2018, 11:52:24 AM »
Just to update and bump this back to the top. I PM'ed noonanda a few weeks ago and he fully intends to send in the samples. He's just got too much going on to get to it. This will be a very interesting mould  once it's finally made.

 



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