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Tom Green Bullet question
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:07:28 PM »
OK, new here folks...

I looked thru the postings, am wondering how were Tom Green bullets lubed?  Any "groove" on the outside is almost nonexistent, so keeping lube on the outside surface is problematic.

Any idea's?

 

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Re: Tom Green Bullet question
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 10:54:01 PM »
Hello.  I see you are a new member.  Welcome to the forum.  I'm sure that we'll have someone in the lead department that can help with your question once they see your post.    Wish I had the answer for you but I am pretty focused on iron.
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Carl

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Re: Tom Green Bullet question
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 09:01:06 PM »
Just seeing this and welcome aboard.  I don't think you need a groove to rub animal fat on something as a lubricant.  A lot of musketballs were "greased," and they don't have grooves either.  Do we know for sure if the Tom Green bullets were even "lubed" at all?
« Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 09:17:52 PM by emike123 »

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Re: Tom Green Bullet question
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 12:54:17 PM »
Good question, and I don't know.  However the faint "groove" that appears of some of these is not really a groove, but a crease where the flange was forced through the cartridge forming plate.