Offered is a very nice mold which is a unique design to those I've previously encountered. The brass mold body and wooden handle design looks very similar to the Starr Revolver bullet mold in.
The bullet also looks nearly identical except that it has a slight angled midsection. I believe this is either a very early Starr Revolver experimental bullet mold or possibly a Southern (CS) manufactured clone mold to fill a need for Starr bullets.The handle is beautiful and nearly perfect; an almost identical match to other rare Starr Revolver bullet molds. I personally believe that this is a CS-made Starr clone because of the brass mold body characteristics. It exhibits numerous superficial casting flaws (slight dimples) that are often seen on CS foundry brass swords and sand-cast buckles. Additionally there are filing and tooling marks that align with other known CS cast brass accoutrements. Reference the final pictures of 2 molds side by side to see an original. 44 caliber Starr mold compared to this mold. Please pay special attention to the Starr mold being perfectly smooth, with a polished finish (no imperfections) compared to this mold with the casting imperfections/tool marks. I have seen a few. 44 Starr molds but never a CS clone of one! Note that the smaller 44 Starr mold is for reference only and not included of course. This is a very nice mold which would make a great gift for the discerning collector. The bullet cast from this mold of course is also included. Don't miss the opportunity to acquire this unique & highly desirable relic! Please check out the multiple auctions I've listed which includes bullet molds/moulds, early 1800s-Civil War US buttons, bullets, CDVs, and rare high end items from the George Moller and Senator Charles Ford estates. In addition I'll be listing a large collection of Civil War/pre CW original gun tools shortly!