Cyrus Cassidy #45437 Posted January 30 Share Posted January 30 I recently purchased a model 1861 "Colt Special," a basic infantry rifle from the Civil War made under contract by Colt on behalf of the Springfield armory. I don't believe in safe queens, and I have been casting for a few decades. But I've never cast a minie ball. I have the Lyman minie ball mold on my wish list at Midway USA, and I already have a ton of SPG lube. So here is my question: Do you size it after you cast it? It should be smaller than the diameter of the bore already, as opposed to most bullets. So why size it other than to get the lube into the grooves? If you simply dip it into molten lube, you would have a bunch of extra lube on the bearing surface. So how do you lube it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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