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    Boolit Mold
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    Mold Identification

    Can anyone identify this mold? The only markings are shown in the photo. Approx. diameter is 0.59". the point(or lack of) is what has me puzzled.
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    Boolit Master
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    Maybe it's a hollow base wadcutter. They are not pointed.....Maybe it's to big for that Shotgun slug? Only guessing......

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    Boolit Master masscaster's Avatar
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    It's a Minie mould for a .58 cal. muzzle loader.
    Could be an old Shiloh mould. Ohaus also made this type of mould, but they usually stamped their name on the blocks.

    Are you looking to sell/trade it?
    PM me.

    Jeff

    P.S. (Forgot to mention)
    Please don't open and close a mould with the sprue cutter closed, it's a quick way to damage the top of the cavity.
    I'm an over indulged Hobby Caster with 150 + moulds and 40+ years of experience
    Any Questions?

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    What mass caster said! (I'm thinking it's a Shiloh though.)

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check