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60's Refugee
October 25, 2008, 11:47 AM
I followed a thread and came across the "Track of the Wolf" site. They offer the .54 Sharps bullet. It's perfect and just what I'm looking for. But...I cast my bullets. I can't see paying for things I can make myself. TOTW doesn't offer the mold for this round as far as I can tell.

I've seen diagrams of the Rapine bullet but the TOTW bullet is more like the originals.

Where can I get a mold for a military .54 Sharps Christmas tree bullet?

Harry

BobKrohn
October 25, 2008, 03:50 PM
I just got a Berdan Sharps and am also looking for info on loads etc.
The link below has molds. I have one but got it in an auction.
I sent an email to this outfit but never got a reply so can't be sure he still exists.
Have not shot the gun yet.
Molds for these bullets are high. ($100-$150)
I'm going to also try a LEE R.E.A.L bullet also.


http://www.neihandtools.com/catalog/index.html

PS are you like me and just got the rifle on GunBroker auction site?

BobKrohn
October 25, 2008, 04:03 PM
Forgot to mention.

On the above link, click on the various mold links as there are several versions of his Sharps molds.

The question I was trying to get an answer from him for was "what are the differences?", "what are the dimensions or diameters of the rings?"

The mold I have may be a little too small as it goes about a half inch too far into the breech. (if I fill in the breech with powder it takes 120 gr ! Bullet is 500 gr)

Let me know if you find sources of info.

60's Refugee
October 25, 2008, 04:23 PM
I looked up that site. The .544 looks like the one. I'll try to contact them.

Harry

BobKrohn
October 25, 2008, 07:17 PM
Dixie Gun Works too

https://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_101_283&products_id=7977&osCsid=b09e1f3075ba21129da104a302c102f5