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Thread: Foundry Type (Monotype) Lead For Sale

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    Foundry Type (Monotype) Lead For Sale

    I have some Foundry Type (monotype) for sale. As you can see from the picture below, each block is a single letter.

    I've done some basic testing on this stuff and it is VERY hard (BHN at or above 29 with my Lee tester on an ingot) and has a decent amount of antimony (based on observation). It is a non-eutectic melt, so it is different from Linotype. I'm not a metallurgist, nor have I had it analyzed, so I'm just relating observations and tests that I have run.

    Note -- there is a very small amount of the two-slotted stuff you see in the foreground of this picture. This stuff melts more like linotype, but there is such a small amount of it that it doesn't seem to soften a random batch measurably.



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    PRICE UPDATED for CLARITY 9-18-12:

    10# flat rate box: $23 shipped
    50# flat rate box: $100 shipped


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    If you are interested, send me a PM indicating how much you want. I'll respond with payment information.

    When sending payment, you MUST include your CastBoolits handle, shipping address, contact information, and what you are ordering. If you do not include these items, I will return your money order. I don't have the time to track down mystery payments...

    FTF transactions in the Central Ohio area are also possible - PM for details.

    I will pause the sale if I can't keep up with the shipping. I've got some of this pre-packaged, so hopefully I can get this out as quickly and smoothly as possible.
    Last edited by Orochimaru; 09-18-2012 at 01:51 PM.

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    7/28 and 7/29 Sale!

    For PM's received before midnight EDT 7/29:

    10# flat rate box: $22 shipped
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    PM sent.

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    Do you still have any mono type left for sale?

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    Yes -- there is still some left...

    AND...

    I'm reducing the price!


    10# flat rate box: $23 shipped
    50# flat rate box: $100 shipped


    As before:

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    do you still have any Monotype left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&W-629 View Post
    do you still have any Monotype left?
    Yeppers. A good amount of it.

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    I have some additional information on this metal, thanks to Wayne S. who purchased some and sent it off for analysis.

    He took one of the large blocks and an equal weight of the small stuff, melted it down and sent a piece of that off for analysis.

    Results:

    23.1% Antimony
    12.9% Tin
    60.3% Lead
    1.9% Copper

    There is a missing 1.8%, which is probably the result of the limits of the scanner used. Could be various trace amounts, metal from a melted terminator, who knows. Either way, this is good stuff for adding hardness to your mix.

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    What would be a ratio to mix for 9mm rounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnmccoy View Post
    What would be a ratio to mix for 9mm rounds?
    It really depends on how hot of a load you're going to use.

    I usually shoot for a BHN of 11-16 for my 9mm loads. A ratio of 4 parts clip-on wheel weights to 1 part foundry should get you close to the high-end of that scale.

    5 parts pure soft lead (or stick on wheel weights) to 1 part foundry usually comes in on the lower end of the scale, at least based on my experience.

    Your mileage may vary, of course. I'm just sharing what has worked out well for me.

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    Blending this foundry type 1/4 with unalloyed lead gets real close to 92/6/2 alloy, which is my "default" casting metal for rifle and HV handgun boolits.

    Both Foundry type and Monotype alloys can vary in element percentages.
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    Monotype do you still have available ??
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    Same question, though belated, got any more of this?

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    Yep -- still have some left.

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    I need some foundry type. Do you still have 50 pounds left? My email: eodtechsd@gmail.com

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    Sorry -- but this is now SOLD OUT.

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