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Thread: Handles for H&G mold

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    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Nov 2011

    Handles for H&G mold

    I just came into an older H&G 4 cavity mold that did not come with handles.

    Does anyone know where I can get (or modify) a set of handles to fit it?

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    JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    Land of 10,000 Lakes
    Not all H&G molds are the same, if the slot where the handle fits into, measures 1/4"
    then you can use Lyman 4 cavity handles.
    “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”
    ― The Dalai Lama, Seattle Times, May 2001

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Feb 2007
    Huntington, Indiana
    I have an extra pair that measures .310 thickness. 5/16 inch.

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    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Looks like the slot is .245

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    Boolit Master

    georgerkahn's Avatar
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    Sep 2013
    South of the (Canada) border
    Through the years, Hensley & Gibbs/George Hensley used two different trough sizes for their handles. You're way ahead of the game, having measured yours. I might suggest contacting Rick at KAL Tool & Die -- a Vendor Sponsor on this forum -- as he purveys them.
    Through the years I've -- an editorial personal use note here -- have cobbled several handles, but -- to and for me -- I've found the "Real Mckoy" -- H&G handles, as well as those from KAL Tool -- enable the best quality bullets. Through a half-century of casting, often the hard ($$$) way I learned a quick and easy fix for many mould challenges, is to simply fit them with handles manufactured for them.
    Good luck!

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