Bullet Mold — The bullet mold shown in the center of picture No. 13 is the regulation Brown Bess mold. It is of iron. The molds for sporting arms were similar when made to cast a single ball. Close to the mold, between the handles, is a sharpened portion acting like a pair of scissors, to cut off the sprew or neck of the bullet. The Committees of Safety had large brass and iron molds made which would cast, at one time, many bullets varying in size from small ones for sporting arms to those three quarters of an inch in diameter. Soldiers who used loose ammunition cast their own bullets when sitting about their evening camp-fire.
Sawyer, Charles. Firearms in American History. Boston: The Author,
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