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Linotype for sale

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Came into a sale on a printing outfit and picked up a bunch of linotype blocks. More than I need and will be selling excess for $2.00 per pound plus flat rate/best rate shipping.

Do not know actual analysis but could use some advice on how to or where to send a sample in order to get identification

May discount for local pickup.

 

Regards

 

:FlagAm: :FlagAm: :FlagAm:

 

Gateway Kid

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Linetype lead is 4% tin and 12% antimony. Hardness of 20

Sought after for mixing with pure  lead for harder lead bullets.

To brittle by itself to hunt with but mixing it one to one with pure lead makes it possible to shoot at higher velocities, 

Amazon prime sells it at $5 to $7 per lbs.

Definitely worth a look at $2

Edited by Dominguez

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Thanks for the info

I typically find lead and swap it to others who cast in return for bullets or shot

This was one of those impulse things 

Regards

Gateway Kid

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BTT

Looks like to me that the best deal for shipping with the flat rate is ,

65lbs plus $15ish shipping per package equals about $145.

70lbs is the weight limit they allow per package.

Hopefully this helps.

 

 

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Is this individual letter blocks? Ingots? 

Could be monotype, linotype, stereotype. Different alloys for each, but close.

Go over to castboolits.com for more info

 

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These are the lead ingots that have not been touched since they were used. For authentication purposes.

 Even with all the orders for it. We still have a ton left.

 

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PM sent, Gateway Kid.  

Good luck, GJ

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PM sent back to all

Thanks for the interest

Regards

 

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Gateway Kid

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If I was still shooting metallic silhouettes, I would be calling you, Pard.,

I only have maybe 100# left.

Good luck,

Mustang Gregg

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Mustang,

Is there a website or forum that I can get on and offer it to them?

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3 hours ago, Dominguez said:

Mustang,

Is there a website or forum that I can get on and offer it to them?

Go to:

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?18-Swappin-amp-Sellin

 

Should be pretty easy to move there. Be sure to post a picture, it helps if people can see what they are buying.

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Last trip to the top.

65lbs plus shipping=145$

I have 1000lbs left out of the 3500lbs.

Hard to find, mix it one to one with pure lead to make the best bullet!

Thanks for the help.

 

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So how well will this work for C&B ball casting? Will it be to hard or could it be cut with enough lead to make it soft enough for casting balls?

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Yul Lose:

 

Do not use it for C&B.  It's too hard.

 

MG

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Dominguez:

 

Do a search for IHMSA.  That is the biggest outfit in the handgun portion for the metallic silhouette game.

Oh yea, sorry---

International

Handgun

Metallic

Silhouette

Association.

And I am in the market to buy some more lino for future casting and blasting.

 

Mustang Gregg

IHMSA #17040

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29 minutes ago, Mustang Gregg said:

Yul Lose:

 

Do not use it for C&B.  It's too hard.

 

MG

Thank you.

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Hey Gateway,

 

PM me if you still have some left...how much can you fit in a small USPS box and in a medium usps box.??  I can use some for my 45-70  and for my 30-06 hunting rifles..

 

Thanks,

 

TInpan McGurk

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Tinpan,

Yes, I have some left.

I can get 65lbs into a medium sized box. Shipping is 15$

Only way I can get the ingots into a small box is to melt it down into smaller ones. 8"x 5"x 1" ingots.

I have not done that yet, so I'm not sure what they would weigh, but, guessing 20- 25 lbs . Shipping is 8$

Thanks. Dominguez

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I have a few hundred lbs left.

 I will mix the linotype with lead, one to one, the ingots can be from two lbs to whatever you need. Ready to make bullets.

65 lbs x2.00$ plus shipping = 145$

Best deal with the shipping. Smaller packages available.

Thanks for all the orders!

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Not a good idea, IMHO, as someone who casts quite a bit. Lino can bring 2.00/lb, but regular lead(if there is such a thing) is more like 1.00/lb. So by mixing it you are making it less valuable to most casters, plus it is now it is an unknown entity.  If it is all done selling here you might try www.castboolits.gunloads.com

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Thanks slim, that is a good thought.

It's quite a process to sell something there though.

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+1 on the castboolits. Lino for $2 a pound is a very good price. Please do not mix it for sale. Most casters will not buy mixed unknown alloy, which is what you will have. Even though you might know what it is, to them it is unknown. Lead $1 a pound Lino $2 a pound. Mixed?

Edited by SHOOTIN FOX

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Yes, their selling rules are a bit more involved than here. But then, it is a site dedicated to bullet casters, so your lino should sell well.

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Hi Kid,

I have a buddy who has a foundry for making type and he deals in old printing equipment.  Does the source in Colorado you mentioned still have any equipment for sale? 

 

My friend is Sky Shipley in Prescott, AZ.  Home phone is 928-237-5525, cell is 314-805-3369, sky@skylinetype.com.  He would be very interested in the equipment.  Please let me know.

 

Thanks,

Marshal W. Hill

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Marshall, 

The folks that had the printing equipment passed on a few years ago and it was sold.

 I have been told that it was an amazing work of wonder to watch the linotype machine work!

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