RESOURCE:

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.


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