Casting silver bullets from coins?

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  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin
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    I have a question. Does anyone locally cast bullets and can you make silver bullets from old silver coins? Is the silver content high enough in something like a 1922 silver dollar? I would love to have a few silver bullets just for giggles.
     
  2. Spray-n-pray

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    Fighting off those pesky werewolves again, Penguin?
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

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    It's actually more of a Lone Ranger inspired thing, but like any sane person I do worry about werewolves.
     
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  4. sheepdip

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    you will have to be able to concentrate considerable heat to a melting pot, [much hotter than lead] once the melting temp is reached it would melt and pour much like lead. depending on which caliber you are pouring for it could be in the pretty damned spendy range to cast silver bullits.
     
  5. BillM

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    Silver coinage might be a bit too hard----if you actually intend to shoot them. Maybe something closer to
    pure silver?
     
  6. giddyupgo55

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    You would have to find someone to make you a mould that can handle the heat. This was talked about on castboolits.gunloads.com. You might check there.
     
  7. Spitpatch

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    I was hesitant to ask on this forum about fabrication techniques for wooden stakes and the correct mallet to use (regarding impact velocities, penetration characteristics on chest cavities of the undead and such). I guess I shouldn't have been so concerned.
     
  8. halmbarte

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    Just fill the hollow of some JHPs with fresh garlic, that will take care of vampires and werewolfs.

    Alternately, fire a wood pencil using a blank for vampires.

    H
     
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  9. madcratebuilder

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    Been there, got the shirt. You well need a quality mold, a cast iron pot and a gas torch. Silver melts at 1571*, coins even higher because of added alloys. Lead melts at 621*.
     
  10. coctailer

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    The member Westernsky can make your wulfi-boolits.

    He is an ammo manufacturer that specializes in stuff that cannot be bought anywhere else.
     
  11. saxon

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    i like to keep it simple



    Old-vampire-killing-kits09.jpg
     
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  12. iusmc2002

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    Well duh. You don't need to worry about them 'cause you'll have the silver bullets!
    :laugh:
     
  13. Swedish K

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    not sure how high of a silver content you would want - Oregon Trail / Laser-cast / True Shot bullets have an amount of silver in their alloy. If you are just looking to make them for display that's one thing, but if you are looking to make them and actually shoot them you may want something a little softer than coins. I did find this site all about the history of silver, how it became the choice for werewolves and the quest to make some silver bullets...
    Silver Bullets
     
  14. Skang

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    Your coin value will go down. ;)
     
  15. MinnesotaORnewbie

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    not sure if anyone will do it for you, as long as it is american currency, last I heard it was still illegal to melt coinage down, other wise, anyone know of someone who will melt down 200 pounds of the higher copper content pennies
     
  16. motoman98

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    I don't think pennies are Copper anymore, something closer to pot metal.
     
  17. billdeserthills

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    I know just what ya mean, but it is still illegal to melt down us currency, even though it is getting closer to play money all the time. You'll hafta do it yourself, I don't think there will be enough profit to get a real split on 20
     
  18. MinnesotaORnewbie

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    you are correct, that is why I said "of the higher copper content", that would be before 1982
     
  19. jbett98

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    This would be fairly simple for a jeweler to make. They use the lost wax system.
     
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    silver plate copper jacketed bullets
     

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