Another vendor: metal for casting


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Texas Moon
April 2, 2010, 08:48 PM
Discovered this site for casting metal. http://www.rotometals.com/default.asp
Never ordered but prices on lead looked decent.
Mods please delete if inappropriate to post links like this.

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MCgunner
April 2, 2010, 10:43 PM
I guess lead has gone up. I haven't bought any in a while. Used to buy wheel weights for 25 cents a pound, but not for black powder. I don't have a source of pure lead, so I kinda quit casting minie balls. Range scrap works fine in the revolvers, though.

Hawkeye748
April 2, 2010, 10:57 PM
pure lead is about a $1.00 per pound. I buy from a smelter out of south Alabama. They recyle lead and you can buy it at wholesale cost. For some reason, it is usually cheaper in late summer than now.

arcticap
April 2, 2010, 11:32 PM
Discovered this site for casting metal. http://www.rotometals.com/default.asp
Never ordered but prices on lead looked decent.
Mods please delete if inappropriate to post links like this.

THR isn't like the Muzzle Loading Forum so it's perfectly okay to post commercial links as well as links to other black powder forums.
To not allow doing that would interfere with people's ability to learn and share useful info. :)

zimmerstutzen
April 4, 2010, 06:47 AM
I keep my eyes open at yard sales, flea markets and auctions. I have been very lucky. Between old lead pipe, window sash counterweights, cable and x-ray shielding, I have picked up enough to last me seemingly forever. The last major deal was about 400 lbs of heavy walled lead pipe/tubing for $5.00. Peculiar stuff. Inch outside diameter and only a 3/8 inch hole through it.

4v50 Gary
April 4, 2010, 10:28 AM
I might just buy some pewter. It's useful for pouring nosecaps.:D

joelvca
April 4, 2010, 11:41 AM
"I might just buy some pewter. It's useful for pouring nosecaps."

Garage sale & thrift store pewter mugs are an often-inexpensive source.

Regards,
Joel

Texas Moon
April 4, 2010, 02:25 PM
You guys are lucky. Around here lead had just disappeared.
There are too many fisherman around and they use it for making fishing weights.
I'm getting low.:(
Figure I'm gonna have to hit the closest scrap yard or do on-line.

scrat
April 5, 2010, 11:50 PM
ebay you can still find deals on lead. i am going to have to start buiding up my supply as well

Black Toe Knives
April 6, 2010, 03:22 AM
Try you local scrap yards.

jmaubin
April 6, 2010, 05:30 AM
The best prices that I have seen are from a guy on "E-bay" named Junkateer Jerry. I've never bought from him but his "ratings" are great, as are his prices.

geim druth
April 12, 2010, 05:22 PM
I ordered some lead from Rotometals a year ago. Ordering was easy, the metal was good quality and delivery was prompt.

Oldnamvet
April 13, 2010, 08:58 PM
Guy I know of on another forum sells it for $1/lb + shipping -- pure lead. Ships it in flat rate boxes. :evil: Postal carriers hate him.:cuss:

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