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Looking For 12% antimony

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bullet2, Feb 6, 2008.

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  1. bullet2

    bullet2 TS Member

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    Looking for 12% antimony to add to homemade shot
     
  2. superxjeff

    superxjeff Active Member

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    good luck getting it to mix in.Been there done that.Jeff
     
  3. phirel

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    Antimony will mix with lead when small amounts of cyanide are added. All factory shot does contain trace amounts of cyanide. This should not be done at home unless you really understand what you are doing.

    Pat Ireland
     
  4. shadow

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    MIdway has it. Kinda stiff on the pricing tho.
     
  5. DJM

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    I have one more 50 lb. lot of linotype metal alloy in cast type form for sale. I believe linotype is an alloy of lead, antimony and tin with the antimony content at about 12% and tin at 3%. I have been averaging about $60 for these lots on E-bay. If interested I'll sell this last lot for $50 plus the $9 postage.
    Don Miller
     
  6. ricks1

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    the linotype is the way to go--- antimony is very hard and is a pain to get mixed in also have to have pure tin as a bonder and lots of alloy flux gets expensive fast rick
     
  7. hoggy

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    Never knew this stuff about antimony. Check it out guys. 15 years supply left etc, toxic? Kind of scary and what do we do when it's gone?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antimony
     
  8. alfermann66

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    Not to worry, Hoggy. Lead will be banned for shot before we run out of antimony, anyway.

    Buz
     
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