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Old 02-13-2018, 03:33 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Sigiloso View Post
As a kid, I helped a neighbor break down some wire that was lead sheathing over thin flat strips of copper wrapped alternately with paper. Messy. The lead was easy. Separating the copper from the paper was a pain in the ass, but of course it was, and is, more valuable.

My reward was getting to keep a bunch of the lead, for casting round balls, for my muzzle loaders.
Why separate the paper from the wire? Unless you are keeping it as wire, that is. If you are remelting you just cut the wire and put it in the crucible and the paper will act as flux.
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