Mould identification assistance


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coyotehitman
January 3, 2009, 11:35 PM
If anyone can help me identify these bullet moulds, I would appreciate it.

Ideal stamped 875; 358; 242 Single cavity
Ideal stamped 358; 495; 049 Single
Ideal stamped 358; 439; 285 Single
Lyman stamped 52389; 788 2 cavity
Lyman stamped 357; 446; 64 2 cavity

If you know of a reliable resource to aid me in identification, please let me know that as well.

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Dean Williams
January 4, 2009, 12:35 AM
May be something like this:

875; 358; 242 should be 38/357 in 92 or 121 gr. round nose.

358; 495; 049 should be 38/357 in 141 gr. wadcutter.

358; 439; 285 Are you sure this is not actually 358 429?

52389; 788 should be 45 cal (handgun) 185 gr RN

357; 446; 64 should be for 38/357 and 162 gr. swc.

Best way to be sure is cast 'em, mic 'em, weigh 'em. Or you can write to Lyman. They know the Ideal moulds too. The Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook is the reference you need.

BigDog(RE)
January 4, 2009, 10:34 AM
There is a good reference page on old IDeal/Lyman molds here:

http://www.three-peaks.net/bullet_molds.htm

GP100man
January 5, 2009, 12:02 AM
castboolits/gunloads.com

lookat the bottom of the page theres a link to a site with almost any mold you wanna look at!!!

GP100man

coyotehitman
January 5, 2009, 02:11 AM
Thanks guys.

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