Where to buy pure lead for casting in Salem

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by taylor, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. taylor

    taylor
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    I'm looking for soft lead for some muzzleloaders I have. Where can I get pure lead about 50lbs in Salem? I know about wheel weights but they are harder than I want.
     
  2. chariot13

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    A single vent tube off old septic systems will usually have a base mold of about 10-15 pounds of lead. So if shtf (litterally :funnypoint: ) & you live in a unincorporated town off city sewer, its likely that you & your neighbors have hundreds of pounds of lead wrapped around your poop vents.
     
  3. unklekippy

    unklekippy
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    I have raw lead, wiping solders and alloys. I'm in Portland but would be happy to let some go for a fair price. PM if interested. I can sell raw lead in Lyman ingots as well. Kip.
     
  4. jbett98

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    Talk to some roofers in your area. A lot of the older homes had soft lead flashing around the plumbing pipes that vent up out of the roofs.
     
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  5. unklekippy

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    Is it possible to buy it directly from the recycler that the roofer/plumber/tire guy sold the scrap to? With all the wiping solder I have, I could have over a ton of hardball alloy if I had more raw lead. If I could find 1,500 lbs. of raw lead at a good price, I'd probably be a buyer. Will scrapyards sell direct to the public? Kip.
     
  6. kburr64

    kburr64
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    I have access to hundreds of pounds of "scrap" lead used in the roofing and construction industry, is there really a market for this ?
     
  7. Mark W.

    Mark W.
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    Olies gunshop in salem sells both pure and hard cast alloy
     
  8. Simonpie

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    Yes. 20 cents to $1.50 a pound depending on how clean and "ingotized' it is. Advertise in reloading components.
     
  9. gtivan

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    If I remember right, stick on wheel weights is supposed to be close to pure lead. Last bucket from tire stores I got a year or so ago was about 1/3 stick on. If you have no use for the rest of it though, it would not be cost effecient.

    Could try Cherry City recyclers.
     

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