Eras Gone Bullet Molds was began for a simple reason. I wanted an authentic conical shaped bullet to shoot in my Civil War black powder revolvers. The only other option for the cap & ball shooter is round balls or modern conical design.
Set up fees for custom molds are expensive. So, to get the single mold I required, I had to buy at least 30 from a prominent mold maker to make the project affordable. I figure I could keep one, give one to my buddy who did the mold design drawings and sell off the other twenty-eight. When I announced the idea on the Black Powder Revolver Enthusiast Facebook page, the response was overwhelming. Many folks were also looking for what I desired, and in many other original designs and calibers too. So, the idea of selling molds for 19th Century muzzle loading bullets was born. I chose the name of my history and archaeology blog, “Eras Gone” for a company name.
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Our molds are produced on a proprietary basis by LEE Precision and sold exclusively by Eras Gone Bullet Molds. Each mold comes complete with handles and are ready to start casting!
I will also allow shipments to the UK, EU and Austrailia. Total cost of a single mold shipped to these areas is $100. Multiple molds in one package will reduce the cost. Others countries may vary in cost.
I had to absorb several hundred dollars in lost packages early during COVID, hence my ending overseas shipping. Things have improved now, but I cannot be responsible for lost packages after they leave the US port of debarkation. US Mail is moving extremely slow during the holiday season!
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I’m getting multiple emails and messages each day asking when certain products will be back in stock. The real answer is that I don’t know for sure. I can only guess based on the estimates given when I placed each order.
Because of this uncertainty, I cannot take back orders or establish waiting lists.
LEE Precision is still working overtime to fill wholesale orders for their normal catalog products. Their staffing is reduced due to COVID absences so they have taken most of their work force out of the custom shop where my molds are made, to work on catalog items.
The LEE custom shop is essentially shut down and is only allowing orders from 3 - 4 long time vendors, Eras Gone being one of them. Almost all of this machinery and personal are being used to keep up with their normal catalog orders. Lead time for my orders is currently at 6 months.
Here is the best guess for when each of my orders are due in:
.36 Colt - In stock, getting low
.44 Kerr - October
.54 Sharps - January
.50 Smith - Low Stock
.44 Johnston & Dow - In Stock, getting low
.44 Johnston & Dow six cavity - February
.36 Richmond - September (I hope!)
.31 Baby Dragoon - October
.44 Dragoon - October
A reminder that I don’t take back orders, have no wait lists and I can’t notify folks when stock gets in. This one man operation already has both hands full now without adding those services.
It seems that the entire reloading and black powder industry is working overtime right now with limited stock. Eras Gone is not unique in this regard.
I appreciated everyone’s interest, business and patience!