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  1. I like shooting cast bullets, everything 0.28 diameter round balls to at least making 3 inch cannon balls. Now with advancing age and iffy health I'm not casting nearly as often as I use too. About all I cast these days are 12 gauge shotgun slugs. All the other cast bullet I will ever need I have. Over the last 20 or so year (retired 20+ years ago) I have cast up in excess of 15 tons of bullets. Singular obsession, I guess. But back when I was buying linotype, lead, etc. it was MUCH cheaper. I realized that that would not last to I bought literally tons before it became expensive.
  2. With small blackpowder loads I thought that the risk of high pressure would be less.
  3. I've had started on this this last year but not with blackpowder. With CBE's PDX HP weighing 775 grains I tried several Unique charges ranging from 17.1 grains down to 12.6. No signs of excessive pressure. All projectiles hit the 25 yard target sideways except for those using 13.74 grains of Unique. Why that one loading kind of worked and the others did not I do not know. I also experimented briefly with the other four moulds. The accuracy results were beyond miserable but there were no signs of high pressure. I shot right at 2500 slug loads last year most of them, 1700, through my Mossberg pump. By the end the stock literally fell off. I asked my friend at Mossberg about that and they were not surprised.
  4. Nicely put. But at nearly 80 the risk isn't all that important.
  5. I bought one each of all the 12 g moulds CBE makes and all the ones coming from Russia. I have done a fair amount of shooting with all the Russian slugs. I've loved bullet casting forever. There is an article of mine in, I think, the 2010 Gun Digest. The reason I got interested in slug moulds is that over the last 50 years or so I have cast and shot just about everything else. Shotgun, however, are new to me and I'm only interested in them because of these unusual slugs. As to your other comment: "Yes, you are so off base with your black powder charge of 10grs ....it is pathetic."
  6. Clearly I do not know what I am talking about. That is why some time ago I had a similar version of this question. After I got the answer I thought about it a bit and then tried to ask a better question. One of the nice things about doing that here is the tolerance given to people like me who are, well, just plain ignorant.
  7. Nicely put and considerate too. BUT Last time I talked about this I was told that 20 grains would be excessive.
  8. The slugs range in weight using pure lead from 775 grs. to 1300. Obviously there is no loading data for them so I was thinking about using brass cases and blackpowder. Starting loads would have to be guesswork so I was thinking 10 grains. Any suggestions? Cast Bullet Engineering has these heavy slug molds.
  9. The slugs range in weight using pure lead from 775 grs. to 1300. Obviously there is no loading data for them so I was thinking about using brass cases and blackpowder. Starting loads would have to be guesswork so I was thinking 10 grains. Any suggestions?
  10. I want to shoot REALLY heavy lead slugs using blackpowder in my Century Arms lever action. It would be helpful if my guns had some sort of sights. Anyone ever add sights to one of these
  11. You said that lassiter could fix a Century Arms 12 g lever action.  How to I get in touch with him?

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    Merwin Hulbert

    Years ago someone like Taylor or maybe Navy Arms sent several originals to an Italian gun company but nothing ever came of it.
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    Merwin Hulbert

    I asked them about the Merwin Hulbert project a couple of days ago and this was the total of their e-mail response. Make of it what you will.
  14. klw

    Merwin Hulbert

    Just received: The history of the Merwin Hulbert revolver debacle has been a roller coaster ride. The idea of reintroducing the revolvers was hatched several years ago when A-Square of Wyoming was purchased by the Sharps Rifle Co. More than 150 enthusiasts sent in deposits, and in some cases, complete payments, for revolvers which had not even been machined yet. The company never did produce a working prototype. Six frames and some assorted parts were machined, but no barrels or cylinders. Ultimately, Broadsword Group consummated a deal to assume the companies of Sharps Rifle Co., A-Square of Wyoming, Heiser Holsters and Spencer Rifle. The company is referred in general as SRC. The first order of business was to reimburse every Merwin Hulbert customer their deposits. It totalled over $150,000. And now, SRC is in the process of passing along the Merwin project to a company with a history of firearm reintroductions. Sorry, I can't give you an update on who this might involve, or the progress. The Merwin Hulbert revolvers were ahead of their time, and it's my hope, too, that these revolvers could get reintroduced. I know the demand is there. I hope this answers your questions. Sincerely, Damon SRC Customer Service Dept.
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