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    Quote Originally Posted by imashooter2 View Post
    My range scrap is 12-14 BHN air cooled and water drops to 19-21 BHN.
    For hunting applications, I would worry about water-dropped boolits being too brittle.
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    $2.99 Goodwill apr 13 oz.



    ESTANO means TIN -- 97% tin


    Prepped for smelting and to keep from "walking off"

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
    For hunting applications, I would worry about water-dropped boolits being too brittle.
    You could worry about it, or you could hit one or two with a hammer and calm your fears...
    My Straight Shooters thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...raight-shooter

    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-and-hallmarks

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    Quote Originally Posted by imashooter2 View Post
    You could worry about it, or you could hit one or two with a hammer and calm your fears...
    Fair enough. I plan to try shooting the softer stuff and see if it is accurate. If not, I will start working my way up the hardness scale.
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    Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Smeltmas!

    Soda can added for size comparison. This sucker is 11.5 pounds.

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    "I have learned from experience that a modicum of snuff can be most efficacious." - the Baron von Munchausen

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
    Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Smeltmas!

    Soda can added for size comparison. This sucker is 11.5 pounds.

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    Does that sucker have a hallmark on it? I don't trust myself to buy unmarked items, especially the statue and frame type items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcourson View Post
    Does that sucker have a hallmark on it? I don't trust myself to buy unmarked items, especially the statue and frame type items.
    It is a signed Ricker studio pewter figurine. Ricker is on the back just above the base.
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    Just started hunting for pewter this year after reading this thread. 1st few trips to the local good wills only produced 4 small items totaling 1lb 12oz. But today I found this nice 2lb 2oz pitcher for $3.99.
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    Use the history feature on that auction site, to check prior sales. Statues can be worth more than the metal content. Or not.

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    what would be a good price for a pound of pure pewter ? i have access to a lot of old items made out of pure pewter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    what would be a good price for a pound of pure pewter ? i have access to a lot of old items made out of pure pewter.
    At rotometals you are looking at $20/lb. I feel like I did ok if I get it for $5/lb, good at $3/lb, and great at anything less than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    what would be a good price for a pound of pure pewter ? i have access to a lot of old items made out of pure pewter.
    Reading back through this thread, it looks like most of these guys try to get into pewter for $3 to $5 a pound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    what would be a good price for a pound of pure pewter ? i have access to a lot of old items made out of pure pewter.
    The "good" price for any commodity depends on how much of it you have and what your prospects are for getting more. You can buy as much pewter as you like in our Swapping and Selling section for $8 a pound carried to your door already in useable ingots.

    So a good price would be $8 minus whatever cost you put on your time and trouble.
    My Straight Shooters thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...raight-shooter

    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-and-hallmarks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightman View Post
    Reading back through this thread, it looks like most of these guys try to get into pewter for $3 to $5 a pound.
    woaa...looks like i'm gonna stack a pretty good amount of it in no time .

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    $3 to $5 is what most of the pewter the wife has found for me has cost. Yesterday she came home all excited saying "look what I've got for you"! She had a nice pewter platter she paid $1.50 for. It had a $3 price tag, but got it for half price. It weights 2 lb 10 oz!




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    Large platters are always good weight. Area increases dramatically vs. diameter, plus they have to make them a little thicker so they don't bend when loaded.
    My Straight Shooters thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...raight-shooter

    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-and-hallmarks

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    Today's Salvation Army find, 1 lb 14 oz for $1.99



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    Scott - you did good! That's a NICE looking platter. Get it cut up before SWMBO finds it {g}

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    Y'all have inspired me to take up the pewter hunt, with all the info provided here I think I'm off to a pretty good start. So here's my contribution to the thread.

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    A few more, then a group pic on the scale. Some items I neglected to get any photos of were a Seagull brand napkin holder, a Daalderop made in Holland tray, a handful of table cloth weights, and some Christmas ornaments/knick knacks.

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