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    Nice haul!

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    That Jade Lion pot is probably 97%. Nice score.
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    I found them online, I ask 2 questions, 1) is it marked pewter 2) how heavy is it.
    This batch I plan on smelting then casting into .530 round balls = 224 grains = 1/2 oz.
    to make alloying easier.

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    I turned



    into


    (I didn't have any round balls close to the right size so I used a mini)





    Now I have a bunch of 1/2 oz. pewter boolits for easy alloying

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    I paid $1.58 for this, feels about like half a pound. No Hallmarks. Very bendable, sure feels like Pewter. Does it look real?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Grmps View Post
    I turned



    into


    (I didn't have any round balls close to the right size so I used a mini)





    Now I have a bunch of 1/2 oz. pewter boolits for easy alloying
    That's what I do, I even do some in the mini muffin pans, much easier IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrobass View Post
    I paid $1.58 for this, feels about like half a pound. No Hallmarks. Very bendable, sure feels like Pewter. Does it look real?



    I'm no expert but it sure looks like pewter, look it over, and over well, everywhere! Look's to lavish not to be marked, I've had engraved pieces with very small "pewter" hand engraved right into one of the scenes. On one I wouldn't have found it without the help of my magnifying lamp, it was very small and on a beveled edge. http://www.cabelas.com/product/clamp...mp/1439363.uts

    What the heck was it? Bolivia, interesting.
    Be careful what you wish for!

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    Dam, what did we do before the internet and google? Remember those days when the local library was your best way to research stuff and hope like hell you found a book with info after an afternoon of searching? Here's what I found with a few clicks looking for "Bolivia Pewter"

    There's your piece--> https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pewter-Me...item44120572c9

    https://www.ecrater.com/p/22736383/h...-bottle-cannon
    Be careful what you wish for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benellinut View Post
    Dam, what did we do before the internet and google? Remember those days when the local library was your best way to research stuff and hope like hell you found a book with info after an afternoon of searching? Here's what I found with a few clicks looking for "Bolivia Pewter"

    There's your piece--> https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pewter-Me...item44120572c9

    https://www.ecrater.com/p/22736383/h...-bottle-cannon
    Sharp research!! Not too bad for $1.50. Since it’s broken, it will make a nice addition to some low tin alloy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_In_OKC View Post
    Picked these up at the Salvation Army store today. The plate is marked Royal Holland Pewter and weighs in at 1 lb 9 oz. The dragon is unmarked and comes in 9 oz. He passes the bend test and LOOKS like pewter. Even if he's not, the plate alone is worth what I paid for it all, $8.11 out the door.
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    I picked up that exact same plate with exactly the same touch mark at Goodwill today! Only difference was that mine weighed an ounce less. I'm finding it very common to see weight variations of 4-5% from otherwise identical pewter objects, even from the same set.

    No dragons, though...

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    Congratulations, you will soon be smelted. Heh.

    I picked this Rickers pewter figurine up at Goodwill for 2 bucks today. Weighs just shy of a pound with the base. Since this is not food service pewter, I suspect it may have some lead in it. Anyone know what these things were made out of? The piece is dated in the 80s. I also wonder if the congratulations plaque is pewter or something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post

    Congratulations, you will soon be smelted. Heh.
    I laughed...hard

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    Edit: weighs 2 pounds 6 oz. my first estimate probably had a little ‘irrational exuberance’.

    Almost questioning whether it’s real now.



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    As real as it gets. Nice find.
    My Straight Shooters thread:
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    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
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    Made my first 2 pewter scrounging trips this weekend at the local thrift stores. Day 1 yielded up 2 glass bottom Stieff mugs, 1 solid bottom International Pewter mug, and 1 Seagull item that I am guessing is meant to hold a votive candle? Yielded 2lbs, 12.1oz for $5.50.
    Day 2 yielded 2 jefferson cups that I forgot to take pictures of.

    Long story short, my first 2 trips yielded up 3lbs, 5.7oz for $7.50. Right at $2.63 per pound.

    Now that I have the tin for mold fillout, I need to find something to harden my range scraps up to 15 bhn for my rifle rounds.
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    For hardening I would think about adding some rotometals superhard. Seems like the easiest, most cost effective way to add antimony.
    "I have learned from experience that a modicum of snuff can be most efficacious." - the Baron von Munchausen

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    I was thinking the same. Holding out hope that I can score some linotype or monotype somewhere. I like to load for cheap

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    My range scrap hardens nicely when water dropped.
    My Straight Shooters thread:
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    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcourson View Post
    I was thinking the same. Holding out hope that I can score some linotype or monotype somewhere. I like to load for cheap
    As a frugal person, I am right there with you. That said, lino and mono are hard to come by. If you do the math, it takes very little to get your antimony levels up. Since I would mostly use this for high powered rifle loads (30-06, maybe top end 35 Rem and 44 mag rifle), a couple dollars of superhard is oK. These aren't high volume loads for me, and an awful lot of what I do can be done with either range scrap or COWWs with some tin added.
    "I have learned from experience that a modicum of snuff can be most efficacious." - the Baron von Munchausen

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    My range scrap is 12-14 BHN air cooled and water drops to 19-21 BHN.
    My Straight Shooters thread:
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    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
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