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Offline Dennis Glazener

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Antique cherry for rifle mold
« on: June 27, 2021, 10:25:07 PM »
Wanted to ask this before I forget it. I attended the annual KRA show/meeting this paste week, while wandering around looking, I saw this "cherry" (cutter. I will have to describe it since photos were not allowed plus the table holder was not there to answer my question. It appeared to be for a very small caliber maybe 32 or so. At first I thought it had two cutters to cut 2 round ball cavities side by side but looking closer it looked much like a figure eight laying on it side. The two round parts were separated as if a parting tool had started to cut them apart then stopped.

I am only guessing it was made to cut a rifle ball mold since it was in a container with other "cherry" (ball) cutters. Just wondered if it was for some type of very small bar shot, possible quick way of casting 2 small lead balls (then cutting apart after casting) or maybe the groove between the two ball was for lube or ????
Just a curiosity on my part.
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Re: Antique cherry for rifle mold
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2021, 03:08:58 AM »
Itís hard to visualize what youíre describing. It would be interesting to see
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Re: Antique cherry for rifle mold
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2021, 07:51:53 AM »
Itís hard to visualize what youíre describing. It would be interesting to see

Two .360 cutting cherries, positioned one over the other separated by a short, smooth, round, smaller diameter 'shaft' connecting them at 12 - 6 o'clock respectively.

One pour hole instead of two. No reason in wouldn't work.