Rare Gang Mold for Colt .56 Revolving Rifle

U.S. Military
.56 Caliber Gang Mold
Maker: Colt’s Mfg. Co.

Dug in Harriford CT - At the Factory Site of Colt MFG. 

Original 1969 Paper Article About The Dig Included!

 

 

According to the author of the book "Colt Accoutrements 1834-1911," Robin Rapley, this is one of only two known examples of a gang mold for the .56 revolving rifle to survive and would have been special made for a regiment in the Civil War that requested it. 

 

Found in 1969 under the Colt Firearms factory on Huyshope Avenue in Hartford, Conn., when the floor was excavated for improvements to the current structure. This rare example of a .56 caliber, iron, gang mold is one of two known to survive (said author, Robin Rapley), the other being in much better condition. This mold and other artifacts found are believed to have been a product of the 1864 fire that destroyed most of the factory and were buried about 1900. The mold was meant to cast bullets for the U.S. Military rifle or carbine. Included is an article cut from the Hartford Courant, dated April 6, 1969, describing the find.

 

Caliber: .56

Overall Length: 22.75″

Sprue Cutter Length: 7.5″

 

Condition: Rusty relic – Uncleaned, as found, frozen in an open position

Colt Relic .56 Caliber GANG MOLD – From Colt Factory Excavation

SKU: Colt Gang Mold .56 - $1,000
$1,000.00Price
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