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"Winchester's "New Model of 1873" The 44 Center Fire Cartridge Is Born The New Model of 1873 was not shown in Winchester's 1873 catalog. It has been reported that only about 16 of these new rifles were shipped by the END of 1873. The delays were supposedly caused by the ill-fated Milbank primers.
If you are actually going to shoot these, you might look at electroplate equipment [ can be done with a car battery] There are lots of U tube video's on this. You can plate the cases and bullets. The bullets would then load like a copper plated bullet.[ like Berry's or Extreme]. You will want to use new dies that have polished internals to not scratch the plating. If you are shooting solid silver, I want to mine your berm! Good Luck DR
So I've made real silver bullets in the past, the best way to do it, is to turn your silver metal into a silver bar, and then cut the bullet out on a lathe. Casting tends to not work too well due to the high melting temperature, and the thermal expansion that goes with it. Most lead bullet molds are oversized to account for this, which is one of the reasons why sizing is one of the processes required.
Actually silver is pretty easy to cast but not done much because of the cost of silver. But plating would be easy to do. Most jewelers could do it for you. they are used to silver plating dinner ware. DR