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Author Topic: Question on original Sharps bullet design .  (Read 119 times)

mgmradio

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Question on original Sharps bullet design .
« on: June 02, 2018, 08:51:43 AM »
A buddy of mine had the privilege of visiting one of the premier Sharps collectors recently and viewing his collection. Among his collection are a number of bullet moulds. He showed my buddy a mould that he says is the first style Sharps mould and is going to include it in the book he is writing. I haven't seen the mould, but the description of it and my buddy's impression is it's a mould for a Starr carbine. Basically a picket bullet with a raised ring at the base and no tie ring.
  I'm pretty shure the slanting breach Sharps always used the Christmas tree tie ring style bullet. Any info would be appreciated. Also when did the multi-ring bullets Gomez and Mills start being manufactured? These seem to come from 1850's Dragoon sites frequently.
   Thanks in advance.