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Old 03-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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what do folks use 40-60 lead cannon balls for?

i recently picked up a couple molds as part of a large amount of lead i got, they are either 40 or 60 lb molds

not alot of info out there on the web

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Old 03-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #2
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what do folks use 40-60 lead cannon balls for?

i recently picked up a couple molds as part of a large amount of lead i got, they are either 40 or 60 lb molds

not alot of info out there on the web
50 and 60 pounder are used for the deep lines on commercial salmon trollers, what are you plans for the molds?

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50 and 60 pounder are used for the deep lines on commercial salmon trollers, what are you plans for the molds?

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not sure, i knew there was value to them so thats why i went ahead and picked em up
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:06 PM   #4
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any idea what the value may be?
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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They also use them when setting longlines for Halibut in deep water in Alaska
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:08 PM   #6
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any idea what the value may be?

No I have no idea.

I think they probably sell them at Seattle fisherman's supply. There is a guy in Ilwaco that makes cannon ball he may be interested, you could call the Englund store in Ilwaco they probably know the guys name.

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any idea what the value may be?
Find a commercial salmon site, post there, I bet you get a reply.

or go to a commercial port, Newport, find a bulletin board and put up a sign or walk the docks and ask a few fishermen who might be interested in them.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #8
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40-60 lead cannon balls for?
For pirate cannon use of course-its a no brainer
My cannon uses 3# balls but check with the local ARARRGH tribe.
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No blowback on those suckers! Be careful though. Most scotty's and cannons will only support a 20 lber!
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:07 AM   #10
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PM sent (always looking for large amounts lead)

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #11
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any idea what the value may be?
Looks like new they are in the $100 - 150 range.

It might be hard to find a buyer. I would love to be able to do our own cannon balls, but I think it would be tough to pour with our set up.

We used to get lots of free lead from various sources, but it's getting harder and harder to come by. We still get plenty for all the small stuff, but not enough for multiple 50#ers. If you have to buy the lead anyway, it's not that much more to just buy the cannon balls.
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Boat anchor?
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:21 AM   #13
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here are some pictures





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here are some pictures





if you want to sell those, go to salmontrollersforum they have a place to post used gear.
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