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G.A. Ewen
07-07-2005, 12:07 AM
I have the opportunity to buy some pure tin ingots.

Can they be put to any practical use in an either machining or home shop casting application?

HTRN
07-07-2005, 12:23 AM
Sell them to the cast bullet guys.


HTRN

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andy_b
07-07-2005, 11:02 AM
i need some for just the reason HTRN mentions. how much will you sell me 10 pounds for?
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andy b.

jfsmith
07-07-2005, 12:21 PM
I use Tin in casting bullets, and in making pewter. It is very useful for making lots of things.

Jerry

Boucher
07-07-2005, 12:25 PM
Back in the good old days wheel weights had about the right amount of lead and antimony but were needfull of additional tin in order to fill the corners for casting good bullets. Tin was kind of hard to obtain. There should be some market for it.

jfsmith
07-07-2005, 02:48 PM
Weirton Steel in eastern Ohio is a leading producer of tin, they say about 1/3 of the world demand.

Jerry

G.A. Ewen
07-07-2005, 05:29 PM
Thanks for the info. I will try to get them next week when I go south. Anyone know what it is worth per pound?

John Stevenson
07-07-2005, 05:40 PM
GW,
http://www.lme.co.uk/dataprices_daily_metal.asp
States $ 7,185.00 per metric ton as of yesterday.

EDIT $3.26 per pound

John S.

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