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  • 1) Controls automatic equipment to melt and cast lead into cylindrical billets, and extrude billets into wire for making bullets and cores used in small arms ammunition: Starts electric furnace, observes gauges, and turns rheostat to maintain specified temperature and pressure.

  • 2) Charges furnace with lead pigs and scrap of specified alloy, using conveyor and elevating platform.

  • 3) Skims dross from molten lead with skimming ladle.

  • 4) Turns wheel to adjust flow of molten lead into mold.

  • 5) Adjusts stroke of billet extractor mechanism, installs extruding dies, and regulates ram speed and flow of water coolant, using handtools.

  • 6) Threads extruded wire over pulleys into slug-forming machines or through guide pipes to be coiled in drums.

  • 7) Verifies wire size with snap gauges to ensure conformity to specifications.




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Job Number: 1224