Well I got a new to me loading tool for my 38-55. I couldn't help but try it out right away. Cast some pure lead bullets as I am pretty sure that is what would have been cast in it back in the day. The bullets came out pretty good I could have let the mold warm up a little more before casting the first couple. I did find that the mold starts to get a little warm in the hand after the 12 I cast. Bullets dropped at .378 and sized to .376. A little small I would think for my .380 bore but that didn't stop me from loading one up to see how it looked. The bullets weighted in at just a hair under 257 gr. (256.8 gr) Next step was to deprime a fired case which I did with the decapping pin that came with the tool. I just put the pin in the case put it in the tool and squeezed and out came the primer. Seated a new primer next then off to the powder. I decided to load it up with some cartridge grade Geox black powder and found 45 gr (volume) to work nicely. Set the bullet in the shell as it fit easily by hand to right on top of the powder. inserted it into the seating/crimping part of the tool and out came a nice looking loaded cartridge if I do say so myself. The bullet under the other 11 is the sized one and it is the one to the right in the picture with 3 bullets.