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Thread: .577cal Pritchett rifle comes home with me today!

  1. #31
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    I remember from a long time since when I first had an interest, reading American magazines ( no WWW in the seventies) and the lead mix for printer's type seemed to be a popular choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel h View Post
    I remember from a long time since when I first had an interest, reading American magazines ( no WWW in the seventies) and the lead mix for printer's type seemed to be a popular choice.
    Linotype was very popular with practical pistol shooters in the eighties and nineties as it was easily available. It was very hard alloy though to give crisp clean printing. Excellent metal for crisp clean moulding as well. Great for pistol and u/l but no use for muzzle loaders.
    DesG
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    This is a lump I was given last year. It was used for something down a coal mine. The lads down the club had tried to cut it into bite sized pieces for making fishing weights, with no success. They gave it to me to try so I just melted it and made ingots. Lots of cudos for being a clever git and browny points for giving them some nice lead, not to mention lots of very soft lead for me.

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    DesG
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    The mailman has just delivered a very heavy but small package holding ten freebie Pritchett bullets from Malcolm Seller in Doncaster for me to try out in the Pritchett rifle. Being a man of great experience and even greater knowledge, he advised me that certain details of my new rifle indicate that it might well be the one and only complete rifle that Pritchett ever made!

    I'm SOOOO looking forward to shooting this this. He opines that between 60 - 70gr of Swiss 3F will do the job and luckily for me that is exactly what I have to hand.....phew.

    I've ordered up another hundred, which should see me out, if I'm lucky.

    Anybody coming to our club tomorrow morning will likely see me shooting it for the first time. Like the target, it might be an occasion not to be missed!

    Shoot straight and safe.
    Several guns and trains.

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    look forward to hearing how you get on

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    Smile Lead Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by DesG View Post
    Iíve got plenty. The locals in the village all seem to have kept their old lead water pipes and lots of stuff from the coal mines. A lot of that came my way. We also have a very active airgun section in the club which I clean out from time to time. Lovely soft lead in airgun pellets. Iíve had a lot of success with 22rf lead as well. The 50/100 yd is 22 and airgun only and is due deleading soon. Lots of lovely soft lead there!

    I think I have a good few hundred 1lb ingots tucked away.
    My next door neighbour in Resolven is in the process of building an extension on his house and the last time I was there he had chucked all his old roof flashing and lead water pipe over my wall! Now that's the sort of neighbour you want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacfoley View Post
    The radiused base is a correct Pritchett-form design. I look forward greatly to seeing them and trying them out - say, five hundred to start with, eh?

    Just joshing.

    Ten will be just fine.
    TAC.

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