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    The complete list of Hensley & Gibbs Bullet Molds

    After years of effort, and with the invaluable contribution recently by Wayne Gibbs, I have all of the required information to publish a complete list of the vast majority of Hensley & Gibbs Bullet molds that were manufactured from 1933 to 1999. The numerical list starts with #1 and ends with #938, and mold numbering does have gaps.

    I have paper records, including Wayne's recently compiled factory records that he just sent me via snail mail. I will be transferring the data to my access database and will publish a new website showing the information, hopefully by summer's end.

    As always, photos of the H&G molds that you own are always appreciated for the website.

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    ............Wow, lottsa work there. That's neat information and it looks as if you're doing a fine job. Great resource.

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    Thank you Sir for the time & effort.
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    I'm looking for information on H&G .45 Cal 4 or 6 cavity mould #68. Also a .45 cal 185gr SWC 4 or 6 cavity mould. I am a Bullseye shooter and would like to get into casting my own bullets. Any information would be appreciated. I live in Sherwood ,Oregon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col-Freckels View Post
    Any information would be appreciated. I live in Sherwood ,Oregon.
    What do you want to know? Hensley & Gibbs closed their doors in 1999. They are long gone.

    Where to get the moulds? The answer is eBay.

    #68's and #130's (the 185gr. SWC you inquired about) are two of the most popular and frequently appearing moulds on eBay, albeit in 4 cavity. Based on my research, there are at least 10 4 cavity moulds out there for each 6 cavity or larger for #68 and #130. The largest size in .45 caliber would be an 8 cavity mould and in #68 and #130 they can be hard to find.

    Based on recent activity on the auction sites, I would estimate the value of 4 cavity moulds at:

    #68 - $200
    #130 - $150 - $175.00

    Six cavities in the same styles would be $250 on up.

    Based on hard evidence, Hensley and Gibbs moulds are appreciating in value by more than 10% + yearly, especially some of the more popular mould styles.

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    Hi Guy
    Are there any moulds in particular that you need pics for ?

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    what happened to this link ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Col-Freckels View Post
    I'm looking for information on H&G .45 Cal 4 or 6 cavity mould #68. Also a .45 cal 185gr SWC 4 or 6 cavity mould. I am a Bullseye shooter and would like to get into casting my own bullets. Any information would be appreciated. I live in Sherwood ,Oregon.
    Check out Ballisti-Cast (www.ballisti-cast.com). They are now producing the H&G designs. I have their #668 plain base, which is the H&G #68 (Ballisti-Cast just added 600 to the old H&G number, so the H&G 130 design is Ballisti-Cast's #730, for example). I ordered my 2 cavity two years ago and they were very helpful over the phone, with e-mail followups, to make sure I had the diameter I wanted with the alloy I was planning to use and after the mold arrived, to make sure I was happy with it. Took 2 weeks from my first call to when the mold arrived.

    Definitely worth the extra few bucks. The .45 ACP molds are on page 6 of their online catalog (http://www.ballisti-cast.com/Bullet%...20Page%206.htm).

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    I had a gun shop in the late70s and early 80s and cast bullets to help make ends meet. I bought them all from Wayne Gibbs between 77 and around 84. In most cases, I have 2s of everything except #68 and I think I have 6 of them. Last time I looked at them, they were in fair to good condition. With all that said, can some one give me a ball park figure on about what each might be worth and I understand this is a sight unseen estimate. Here are the numbers.7,50,27,51,268,503, 68, 34, 292, and 501.

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    I forgot something, these are all 8 and 10 cavity molds and if some one could steer Texasflyboy my way I would appreciate it.

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    Nice if somebody had complete info on Ideal molds. I have all the pictures from Lyman/Ideal Casting manuals. Like to have some production numbers and molds that were protoype, less than 100 sold.

    Lots of work on the H&G molds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeg70 View Post
    i had a gun shop in the late70s and early 80s and cast bullets to help make ends meet. I bought them all from wayne gibbs between 77 and around 84. In most cases, i have 2s of everything except #68 and i think i have 6 of them. Last time i looked at them, they were in fair to good condition. With all that said, can some one give me a ball park figure on about what each might be worth and i understand this is a sight unseen estimate. Here are the numbers.7,50,27,51,268,503, 68, 34, 292, and 501.
    my guess is @ 65$ to 75 each or 650$ -750 for all 10

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    Excellent information, thanks for your efforts as this will be a valuable reference in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen perry View Post
    Nice if somebody had complete info on Ideal molds. I have all the pictures from Lyman/Ideal Casting manuals. Like to have some production numbers and molds that were protoype, less than 100 sold.
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    I've got a n H&G mold that I can't quite identify. It is a 2 cavity , with two different bullets. on the outside the mold is marked 99 119. I would assume that each # corresponds to each bullet. I saw a #99 mold in your info, but did'nt see a #119. any way if you have any info on this mold I would appreciate it.

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    #119 if you look at the 1940 catalog on his site is a 30 cal 150 gr flat point. Maybe Texasflyboy might have some more info on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyJohn View Post
    I've got a n H&G mold that I can't quite identify. It is a 2 cavity , with two different bullets. on the outside the mold is marked 99 119. I would assume that each # corresponds to each bullet. I saw a #99 mold in your info, but did'nt see a #119. any way if you have any info on this mold I would appreciate it.
    #119 is a .30 Caliber 150 grain gas check flat point. It's depicted in the 1940 catalog on the site:

    Hensley & Gibbs 1940 Catalog (PDF file)

    I will add it to the ledger on the next ledger update.
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