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WTS Webster, South Houston, Lead linotype for bullet casting

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  1. DVC10mm

    DVC10mm New Member TGT Supporter

    I'm helping a lady that has about 500 or more lbs. of lead linotype in her garage that
    she wants to sell. The bars are large, maybe 40 to 50 lbs. Those bars are tarnished,
    so I think they are used linotype. About 1/3 of the bars are smaller about 20 lbs. and
    bright shiny, and look like they came straight from the foundry. She is asking 1.00 per
    lbs. for the tarnished and 2.00 per lbs. for the shiny bars. I'm not making anything on
    this, I just bought some from her and helping sell the rest. This is nice clean lead, not
    junk. If you buy it you'll have to help me weigh it, and she would prefer to sell it to
    one buyer.
     


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  2. xdmikey

    xdmikey Active Member

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    This is lead ready to load or close or what? I'm new to casting but I'm using lead bought from the castboolits site.
     
  3. DVC10mm

    DVC10mm New Member TGT Supporter

    This lead is ready to go in your casting pot. It should make nice hard bullets.
     
  4. DVC10mm

    DVC10mm New Member TGT Supporter

    This will cast in to a lot of bullets, if your casting 38 cal. 158 grain bullets this
    will make over 22,000 bullets.
     
  5. DVC10mm

    DVC10mm New Member TGT Supporter

    Ok, going to break this in to smaller lots. I have DD down for 200 lbs. of the
    gray bars. Any one else needing 100 or 200 lbs?
     
  6. xdmikey

    xdmikey Active Member

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    OP, how would I go about cutting down a 20# junk to fit into a smaller pot?

    I'm interested if I can "handle" it.
     
  7. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    A sawzall with metal-cutting blade.

    yours, satx
     
  8. xdmikey

    xdmikey Active Member

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    Thank you sir.
     
  9. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    When I bought my last 50# bar of linotype, I used a bandsaw that had a "tired blade" to cut the bar into "serving size" slices.
    (I also cut up pieces of X-RAY room shielding the same way.)

    yours, satx
     
  10. papalote

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    I will take a couple of hundred pounds of the tarnished bars if I can figure out how to get them. I'm down close to CC. I have some friends up that way that might can pick them up. How would you want payment?
     


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