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Old January 28, 2000, 04:57 PM   #1
Bullwhip
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1.Is it possible to cast pure, silver bullets?

2. Also, if you handloaded some cartriges with these, are they actually fireable? Would they do the gun any damage if they were fired?

Explanation for above:
1. I am looking to do a nice presentation for a friend.
2. Purely movie curiosity.

Sorry, I don't know of any werewolf hunts up in Canada.

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Old January 29, 2000, 11:23 PM   #2
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I've had a local jewler make several for me and friends over the last year or so. We use a Lee mold, and cast as for lead, but in a jewler's cruciable, as silver has a lot higher melting point. Size and lube as for lead, polish as you like! I loaded some 38, some 357, and some 9mm. All went bang when tested! Werewolves, beware!

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Old January 30, 2000, 05:19 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bullwhip:
1.Is it possible to cast pure, silver bullets[/quote]

Yes it is possible. Whenever I'm asked if I want a beer and am handed a Coors I cast it into the nearest garbage can or, if out side, as far as I can.

Coors... Beer? HA!!





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Old January 31, 2000, 01:01 AM   #4
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Legend has it that in the Middle Ages, in Europe, there was a theological debate about whether the firearm, with its' sulphuric smelling discharge, and whine of the projectile was evil or not.

Thus, were cast several balls of silver and lead. Each had a cross inscribed upon it, was blessed by a bishop, and sprinkled with holy water.

The lead balls were more accurate. This lead to the belief that there was a demon on each one, accounting for the sulfurous smell, and whining noise.

It was not considered that the silver, being harder, did not engrave the rifling as well as the lead.

So it goes. Walt
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Old January 31, 2000, 12:06 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone!
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Old January 31, 2000, 09:29 PM   #6
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Laser-Cast makes a wide array of silver-alloy bulllets that are safe to shoot in just about anything. I am thinking of picking up some and loading them up in my .357 magnum nickel cases. Cabelas has them and they advertise in Shotgun news.

I wonder if silver alloy bullets will still stop werewolves?

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Old May 31, 2000, 03:59 PM   #7
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Some Gold & Silverbugs have been discussing over at Kitco.com the idea of casting Silver bullets. Does anyone do it commercially? Are there sources for complete reloaded brass (likely without powder since selling "ammo" requires a license)
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