This mould was found in France. I think it was imported from USA during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. After it was stored in a French museum (see the stamp “Musée de l’Artillerie”)
It can cast eight .58 Minié bullets N°1.
In “Round Ball to Rimfire” Part One p. 19 Dean S. Thomas says "In november , the Watervliet Arsenal was ordered to fabricate fifty bullets mould on the DeZeng plan to cast two bullets each of .58 caliber.
My questions are :
- Who made this 8 bullets mould ?
- How many were made ?
Thanks for your help.