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    Posted 7 years ago

    kanukster
    (63 items)

    1860's Bullet mold. Stamped on the item. "Manufactured by Massachusetts Arms Co. Chippewa Falls". Not to bad of condition despite it's age. Opens and closes nicely. Some surface rust in the mold cavity but not heavily pitted. Limited info on this item. From what I've learned. This is a .36 calibre Iron Maynard Rifle Bullet mold, used by the confederate army. As stated, limited info. Info credited to, Shiloh Civil War Relics.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      .36 cal would be off for a Maynard.

      Suspect this was made for a Mass Arms Co. Revolver that was chambered in .36-- which was the standard "Navy" caliber during the Civil War era.

      I know that Mass Arms made the Adams Patent (UK) Revolver in Navy caliber-- this would be a good place to start.

      scott
    2. kanukster kanukster, 7 years ago
      Thanks Scottvez. The only other one I found was from the site listed. .36 cal would be more of a pistol round rather than a rifle.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      I would think it wass for a pistol.

      Here is an example of the Adams that I mentioned above:

      http://relicman.com/weapons/w1079.htm

    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      Navy .36 cal was a revolver pistol. Made by Colt, 1861 I believe.
    5. Udatc, 1 year ago
      I know everyone wants to say they have a CW Confederate so and so, but this is a Maynard Model 1873 bullet mold, no doubt. Civil War Maynard bullet molds all had flat bases and this one with a ‘beveled’ base positively identifies it as post CW. Reference ‘Reloading Tools of the Black Powder Era’ by Tom Rowe on page 267 for positive identification (with color pictures) of this bullet mold.

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