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Lee's new block design features traditional style mold alignment pins with caliber and weight engraved on the top of mold.
Double hollow point conversion includes installation of extended bushing for sliding pins and and my superior original style Inset Bar conversion. Molds include permanently attached factory handle.
See For sale page for a current list of available models of both new and old block style pre-converted molds.
Note: Custom pins available on orders of 5 or more same-model molds.
Some other unlisted models available upon request.
Sturdier than Cramer-style conversions and just as fast, if not faster! Nearly any mold of any caliber or number of cavities can be converted to hollow point using this system. Including single-cavity Lyman, RCBS and other similar bullet molds. Inset-Bar assemblies are fitted to slide freely.
H&G 4 cavity molds can have up to 3 cavities converted with my Inset-Bar system. LBT and similar molds can have any and all cavities converted with this system.
Inset Bar may not fit longer rifle cavities on some smaller molds.
Additional Inset-Bar assemblies, fitted at time of modification. Number of cavities must match primary Inset-Bar assembly.
Double cavity complete with linkage $150.00
Single cavity complete with linkage $105.00
Magma inset bar hollow point conversions for machine casting. ( Hollow base available on certain mold models such as double ended wad-cutters and some nose pour molds. )
For Magma Master Caster (single mold) or the Bullet Master (8 mold) casting machines. Inset bar hollow point conversions are complete with special extractor link, inset bar geometry and sliding pin clearances for Magma machine casting molds.
Note: Pin size and shape have some limitations to ensure proper bullet release when machine casting. The Magma Master Caster and the Magma Bullet Master use different extractor links, be sure to let me know which machine you are using. Some minor final fitting of the extractor link may be required for proper operation due to differences in individual machines. Other molds already converted to fit the Magma machines may also be modified if there is room. RCBS and Saeco molds are OK, Lyman molds are made with smaller blocks and may not always have room for machine casting conversions.
$60 for double cavity
$45 for single cavity.
Additional Inset-Bar assemblies, fitted at time of modification.
Also available for previously converted molds. Add $25.
Makes for very fast casting! Cramer style conversion cavities are carefully centered and aligned, drilled undersize, and finish reamed to size. Precisely matched sets of hollow point pins are manufactured, tips polished, then fitted with sliding cross pins. Cramer pins are fitted to slide easily in the mold without binding or drag. (Nose profiles are limited to performance proven taper and depths to ensure easy bullet release from pin.)
This conversion is available for many of the two, four, or six cavity molds. (semi-captive HP pins, mutiple cavities of a mold can be altered) Conversion is not available for single cavity molds or for bullet molds less than .32 caliber. I need a minimum of .550" of solid block area beyond the altered nose of the bullet cavity for this conversion. RCBS molds are an excellent choice for this conversion.
Note: Only one cavity of two cavity molds by NEI and Mountain Molds can be modified to the Cramer style system as the handle mount screw holes are too close to one of the cavities. Some molds have an alignment pin or other hole or interference to prevent conversion of certain cavities. End cavities on Saeco 4 cavity molds can not be converted due to the block alignment pins.
Most of these can be converted with the Inset-Bar Hollow Point conversion.
Additional Cramer style alternate profile pin fitted at time of modification.
Post conversion replacements $40.00 per pin
Cramer and Inset-Bar Note: Bullets with larger cavities cast before mold reaches full temperature may tend to stick somewhat to the hollow point pin tip. For best results, start with a pre-heated mold and alloy approximately 850° F. Once mold is at temperature (about a dozen casts) and bullets are falling freely from pins alloy temperature can be reduced to around 750° F. As the mold and pins build up an oxide layer from repeated use, bullet release will become easier. Pins should slide freely; tapping on sliding pins is not recommended for any mold! Tap lightly on handle-pivot while opening mold block if the castings are sticking in the cavity.
Standard hollow point modifications are carefully centered and aligned, drilled undersize, and finish reamed to provide a properly centered slip fit of the pin and knob assembly.
Includes: knob assembly fitted with one mild steel pin profile of your choice. (Standard pin sizes up to .250". Larger pin sizes and more radical alterations available at additional cost.)
Older small block size Lyman and Ideal single-cavity molds can be converted with an alternate "Inset-Bar v3" system, with changeable hollow point tips.
Extra / Alternate pins to fit the standard handle assembly for a different cavity size or profile, cup point, or for casting with a flat point as if unmodified. For sizes up to .250" diameter. (Not applicable for original Lyman / Ideal style pins.)
Original HP pin bore can be corrected for a worn, tapered, or out of round pin bore. Original style replacement pin assemblies are one piece and do not have interchangeable pin tips. Factory hollow pointed mold must be provided for the fitting of replacement pin.
Alignment of an off-center mold hollow point pin bore is not included in listed prices (correction is available).
Original style molds may be altered instead to the standard hollow point conversion, enabling interchangeable pin tip styles (standard hollow point conversion fee applies).
Repairs or alterations such as:
Alteration performed with a boring head on a manual Bridgeport milling machine, or if more appropriate with a Bridgeport CNC mill.
All work performed starting with careful measurements of castings and mold dimensions. A nose band can be added to a bullet with an undersized nose to fit it to the bore.
REQUIRED: send a few unsized castings from the mold along for measurement reference.
I won't do all the bands on a Loverin design mold!
My workmanship is guaranteed, limited to a full refund of fees and exchange with a comparable current production mold.
I always consider purchasing or trades for Lyman, Ideal, RCBS, Saeco, or other single or double cavity rifle and pistol molds. Contact me about extra molds you have available to sell or trade.
Legality of hollow-point bullets in your area is your responsibility. I do not offer load data advice. Load development and load safety is entirely your responsibility.
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