Bullet Mold, Bullet Ladle, and Iron Pot
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/30/2009
Casting shot requires an iron pot to melt the lead, a ladle to pour the lead, and a bullet mold to fashion the shot. When the lead reaches a viscous consistency, it is ladled from the pot and poured into the bullet mold. The excess lead is cut with the closing of the mold and remelted.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
World History Standards (Grades 5-12)