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Thread: Ebay Solder Bars

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    Boolit Bub
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    They sure look like a Johnson solder bar to me.

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    I got the results back from BNE.

    Your sample tested as
    99.7% Sn
    0.3% Pb

    Nearly pure tin for just over $11 a pound.

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    That is really good news for you! Nice Score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by megasupermagnum View Post
    I got the results back from BNE.

    Your sample tested as
    99.7% Sn
    0.3% Pb

    Nearly pure tin for just over $11 a pound.
    thats great, but they arent what they were marketed as. Makes me wonder if each bar was tested or a sample bought every 6 months how they might vary.

    But that is a good price for tin. Super glad it worked out for you

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    It does make a guy wonder. Handling each bar, they all seem to make the same ring. They won't be around for long, I'm going to turn them into a 94/6 bismuth/tin alloy for making shot.

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    Thanks for the heads up, megasupermagnum. I found that eBay auction and bought some myself. Screaming deal.

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    I'm not sure what deals on this site have pewter for $16+ a pound. More like $8 per pound is typical. COWW's or plain lead around $1 per pound plus shipping of around $13 is pretty common too. Range lead is often offered at around $1 a pound +/- a touch after shipping. Linotype around $2 per pound plus shipping, maybe even a touch less. Don't get me wrong, it sounds like you got a really good deal from Ebay but the prices I saw mentioned in this thread were higher than I have seen most alloys going for here.

    Heck if I knew folks were buying pewter for $16 per pound I would have offered some for sale. Heck I bet bangerjim might even have parted with some of his stash of wave solder if he hasn't shot it all into a berm someplace. Last time I looked I would rather have the 5# of pewter than the money it would fetch at what it was going for. At $16 that whole idea changes. I start thinking about what I could buy with the money
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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerDat View Post
    I'm not sure what deals on this site have pewter for $16+ a pound. More like $8 per pound is typical. COWW's or plain lead around $1 per pound plus shipping of around $13 is pretty common too. Range lead is often offered at around $1 a pound +/- a touch after shipping. Linotype around $2 per pound plus shipping, maybe even a touch less. Don't get me wrong, it sounds like you got a really good deal from Ebay but the prices I saw mentioned in this thread were higher than I have seen most alloys going for here.

    Heck if I knew folks were buying pewter for $16 per pound I would have offered some for sale. Heck I bet bangerjim might even have parted with some of his stash of wave solder if he hasn't shot it all into a berm someplace. Last time I looked I would rather have the 5# of pewter than the money it would fetch at what it was going for. At $16 that whole idea changes. I start thinking about what I could buy with the money
    Well, I ended up buying 28# of 60/40 solder for $80 shipped on this site, so that pretty well took care of that. I've got a lead on a local scrap yard with wheel weights, so we will see how many lead ones I get out of that. I like the tin rich alloys, but this should keep me shooting for at least a few years. I needed some lead free for making shot, but after alloying, that .3% lead will be undetectable by any DNR, if it would even show up now.

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    Just looking at these prices makes me want to go to my scrap yard and see if I can score some more lino, 50/50 bars or 60/40 solder. If I'm lucky I can buy as much as I want for $0.85/lb. Maybe not the best price for lead but I do find a lot of other goodies I even found some babbitt in there one time. Got 2 lino pigs one day which put a smile on my face
    Dont give up and keep looking you'll run into something sooner or later.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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