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« on: October 22, 2009, 12:19:03 am »


Sorry if this has been discussed, I couldn't find anything in the Search but then, I don't seem to be able to find anything that way  Roll Eyes

So I have this beautiful Smith .50 caliber carbine and a bunch of the plastic (and one real rubber) cartridges for it. Lots of musket caps and powder too. What I lack are the lead pills that come out of the round tube-shaped part of the gun. Dixie Gun Works has them, but I know I can cast them for far less money. I can't locate a Lee mold for these bullets, can someone point me toward a good mold for these things? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 06:05:19 am »

Call Taylors my friend!

I think I actually saw a mold on their table at the last gun show in Dulles for a smith carbine...
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 09:35:39 am »

A Thompson Center Maxi Ball may do your work.  I have a mold for my 45Cal TC Seneca and it's very accurate.

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 09:52:51 am »

Frenchie,

When I bought my Smith carbine (used) it came with a Lee mould that was supposedly made as a custom mould for NSSA participants.  Both the mould and it's box are marked with the single number 515.  You might call Lee and ask if this is still available.  It is one of their two cavity moulds.

I also use the Rapine 512-350-T mould.  This bullet works fine for me in my carbine.

If you haven't loaded the black plastic cases yet, put a small white, stick on label over the flash hole to keep the powder from falling out.  The musket cap will burn right through this when firing, no need to remove it prior to loading.

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 05:16:58 pm »

There is an Italian made Smith carbine bullet that I believe was for the Italian repro Smiths, but it works fine in my original.  I use the same lube as I use for my big lube bullets in BP cartridges.  They're sold on gunbroker, here's a link:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=143469010

The seller, Old Western Scrounger, is Val Forgett the 3rd. 

I find them to be a slightly loose fit in the plastic cases, so I use a piece of cigarette paper as a patch, which makes the fit tighter.
They shoot accurately at 25 yards which is all the further I've tried.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2009, 01:18:04 am »

Thanks for all the leads and ideas, pards! Hell-Er, there's like a couple dozen sheets of little stickers, so that's taken care of. I'll look for those molds and other things too, soon as I can shake a few pennies out of the piggy bank.
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