Found More Lead

~JM~
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 14:20 (7 days ago)

This lead has been in a bucket since pre 2005. There is an assortment of sinkers, wheel weights, some gumball sized lead & some that was poured into a large gravy spoon. There are a couple commercial lengths marked KIRK along with some numbers. One is 50 KIRK 50 & the other is 70 KIRK 80. Anyone know what these might be? Search results were not helpful. A few samples can be gouged with a "B" Art Pencil with should be about 13BHN.

Were there zinc wheel weights a problem pre 2005?

Thank you.

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if we were close i would give you some,

Lynn
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 15:01 (6 days ago) @ ~JM~

glad you found some-- do not know when zinc came in

Thanks...

~JM~
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 15:20 (6 days ago) @ Lynn

I'm actually having a bit of fun locating lead & making ingots. Haven't set up an area for actually casting bullets yet though.

lead weights

carl hackney
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 16:12 (6 days ago) @ ~JM~

depending on where you live they started to use zinc weights in some parts of the us around 2000 +/-. Wa. state started around that time .i now live in Az. and a lot of shops around me still use lead weights. the bars marked kirk might be lead solder used in plumbing or for classic auto body repair

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