Parker Hale bullet mould

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Columbus

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I made a deal yesterday on a Colt 1861 (signature) and the seller threw in a bullet mould that he said his grandfather had in a tool box. Musket has never been fired so it wasn't for that. Mould was dirty but well oiled and the cavity appears to be in fine shape. Has anyone seen one of these, know what it was for?

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First those look like Lee 6 cavity handles. It should be a PH minie mold for one of their rifle-muskets. I'm not familiar with their numbering system but I'm guessing it should be .58 nominal and 560 grains. As to what it is for it should work in most .58s. Measure the bore to determine what diameter needed, cast a few and then measure them. They might work as is or if larger possibly could be sized down, .001" or .002: under bore diameter.
 

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That is a Parker Hale mould for a Parker Hale Enfield rifled musket; I have one and have used it in my 2-band and my musketoon. High quality mold, appears to be mounted on RCBS handles. Same set up as mine.

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I was hoping to see what the cavity looked like. It appears to be round with a flat base. What shape does the nose of the bullet take. It is pointed? Is it flat?
 

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Soaked both of those moulds overnight in Evapo-Rust and they cleaned up nicely. Cast a few today out of both and looks good to me. Have a musket, now need to find a Smith.

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