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Thread: Hensley & Gibbs Mold Users Manual

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    Hensley & Gibbs Mold Users Manual

    I just finished scanning in and formatting the users manual I have for H&G/Ballisti-Cast Molds and attached it in PDF form in two parts below. I didn't have an electronic copy until now and wanted to make it more easily available to people out there that have molds but no manual for them. The manual is full of tips for maintaining and using H&G and Ballisti-Cast molds and has lots of pertinent casting information in general.
    H&G Mold Manual Part 1.pdf H&G Mold Manual Part 2.pdf
    Last edited by ballisti-cast; 05-26-2012 at 05:14 PM.

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    Thanks for the info!!
    I just downloaded it, so I will have it when I need it!


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    What a great resourse! Thanks for this. Downloaded and saved.
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    Thank you, very much for posting the manual.

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    I highly recommend that the above 2 pdf files be placed in a H&G sticky somewhere.

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    I have the manual as one file, but the limit for posting PDFs was 100kb on here. If someone with a higher level of access then I have could post the single file that would probably be even nicer.

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    I'm getting "Invalid attachment" message on both files. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reloader06 View Post
    I'm getting "Invalid attachment" message on both files. Any ideas?

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    It did the same thing for me. I re-uploaded it and it is working now.

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    Thanks Mike. Works like a charm.

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    Thank you very much,
    I have question--with my 4 hole # 68 H&G mold I use the mold with the sprue cutter secured in the lower left hand hole of the mold. This puts the area to be struck with the mallet to the top left, not you described.
    It seems to work for me but am I doing any harm ? I mostly move the sprue cutter with a gloved hand. A push to the left, as apposed to down and right.

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    Yeah, thanks Mike. This will be a good future reference. BC
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    Quote Originally Posted by gray wolf View Post
    Thank you very much,
    I have question--with my 4 hole # 68 H&G mold I use the mold with the sprue cutter secured in the lower left hand hole of the mold. This puts the area to be struck with the mallet to the top left, not you described.
    It seems to work for me but am I doing any harm ? I mostly move the sprue cutter with a gloved hand. A push to the left, as apposed to down and right.

    Thank you

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    I've used them the way you're describing, but to me they are easier to use the way shown in the manual. You won't do them any harm by doing it the other way though.

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    Mike - thank you. Great read.. Mike
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    Big thanks.

    Here's the two parts combined back into one pdf for anyone that wants it.

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    I inherited both a 38 flat wad cutter and a 45 FMJ profile, both are 6 cavity H&G molds made when they were in California. San Diego I think. Any way before they closed shop I was talking to a man there and he told me they were probably made just before WW2.
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