Delivery Information

Delivery methods We use fast and cost effective methods to ensure efficient and safe delivery of your order. We constantly review our carriers, and our delivery rates to ensure we offer a great delivery service at a competitive price.

All our items are despatched by a network of carriers including amongst others, Royal Mail and DHL.

We will do our best to despatch your order the same day, we are currently despatching 97% of all orders same day.

If you want to track your parcel, please use the tracking reference from your E-despatch notification that has been emailed to you. Please note that our trackable services are Royal Mail Special Delivery, TNT, FedEx and DHL. Parcels that are sent First Class Post and Recorded Delivery cannot be tracked. Should you have any difficulties please call 0345 100 1122 or email

How we calculate our postage costs The postage charge will vary depending on the weight & value of your goods, our online shopping basket always clearly displays the relevant postage options and postage costs for your basket.

  • First class post- start from £3.25
  • Recorded delivery- start from £4.25
  • Next day delivery- cheapest starts from £8.55
  • Hazardous goods- starts from £9.35

*Please note that these prices are too used as a guide only and may vary due to the weight and value of your parcel.

Do you accept International Orders ? Cooksongold welcomes orders from all over the world, and currently deals with customers in over 50 countries.

International postage prices vary depending on the weight and value of your goods, our online shopping basket always clearly displays the relevant postage options and postage costs for your basket.

If you are looking to order hazardous goods, please note that some carriers will not take these. If you want to purchase hazardous goods, please email your query to We will then be able to advise if this item can be sent to your country.

Any customs or import duties are charged once the order reaches it's destination country and must be paid by the recipient of the order. We have no control over these charges, take no responsibility for them and cannot predict what they may be.

Customers policies vary widely from country to country, it may be passed on to an internal postal service, according to standard delivery procedures

To learn more about our international delivery service click here.

Can I order on-line and collect from our counters ? You can now click & collect from our Birmingham Jewellery Quarter counter or our Hatton Garden Counter.

  • As you checkout simply select COLLECT in the delivery method box.
  • On the subsequent screens, you will be asked to select which counter you want to collect from and a pick up time.
  • The collection time is 2 hours from ordering if you are collecting from Hatton Garden or 1 hour collect time from Birmingham.

How do I return items? Please complete the returns form here following the simple procedure.

If you are returning an item and you request for another product, then please be aware that a credit will be raised on the returned product. A new order will then be raised for the new product. If you pay for your orders using a credit or debit card, then we will contact you for payment.

Please contact our sales office to help process your returned goods quickly and efficiently. Click here to e-mail our sales office.

Returned goods will be credited at the price on the date of invoice if returned in their original condition, with a completed returns form

Goods returned for credit that were correctly supplied, or cut to your requirements i.e. sheet, wire, chain, etc, may be subject to a handling charge.

Sorry, but we are unable to cover the cost of return postage except where items are faulty or have been sent in error.

Part orders Our on-line shop will highlight any out of stock items / part orders and provide you with three options. Simply choose one of these options as you checkout. The options are as follows:

  • 1. I want my items quickly, please deliver all available stock items now, and send the remainder when available (at an additional postage cost.)*
  • 2. Please group my items together and deliver all items on a nominate date (when all items are in stock)
  • 3. Deliver all available stock, but forget about the balance/out of stock items.

* Please be aware that any items left on back order will be subject to an additional postage cost.

More help

Returns Policy

Cooksongold Returns Policy At Cookson Gold, we are committed to selling high-quality products that we hope you enjoy using and working with, but we also know that for one reason or another there may be a time where you will need to return or exchange something that you have bought from us. What we recommend you to do initially when receiving your goods is to check them carefully before using them.

Please return any products to: The Returns Department, Cookson Precious Metals, 59 - 83 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3NZ.

You can download a Returns Form below;

Goods up to 3kg and under £100 in value (PDF)

Goods up to 10kg and £101 - £500 in value (PDF)

Returned goods will be credited if returned in their original condition, and with a completed Returns Form. For special order items, such as bespoke cut bullion, please see below.

Goods accepted for return will be credited at the price on the date of invoice.

We will only refund return postage for goods not required if returned in less than 30 days. If the prepaid postage option is used and the return is over 30 days, we will deduct the cost from your refund. If you are returning an item due to a fault of ours, we will always refund postage charges but would ask that we choose the postage method.

If you request a refund, this will be normally processed within one working week.

Exchanging an item If you are returning an item within 30 days and would like an exchange, then please be aware that a credit will be raised on the returned item. A new order will then be raised for the new product. If you pay for your orders using a credit or debit card, then we will contact you for payment. If you request an exchange, as the item was received faulty, then this is normally processed within one working week.

Please contact our Sales office on 0345 100 1122 if you require an exchange, alternatively you can clickhere to e-mail our Sales office.

Cancelling an order within 30 days You may cancel stocked orders by giving us notice of cancellation within 30 days of the date of ordering, for manufactured orders please contact us. Such notice may be given by mail, fax or email (all contact details can be found at the bottom of this page). If you are cancelling because of a problem with the goods, please notify us of the problem at the time of cancellation by calling us on 0345 100 1122.

Special order items

We regret to advise that some special order items including some cut bullion will not be accepted for return. Please call us on 0345 100 1122 to discuss this further.

Item sent incorrectly If items have been sent incorrectly, please can you contact our customer service team on either
0345 100 1122 or email at We will then advise on the next step to take and endeavour for the correct item to be dispatched the same day you notify us.

Item is faulty or has developed a fault For items that have been received faulty/ developed a fault, in the first instance, please can you contact our customer service team on either 0345 100 1122 or email We will then advise the next steps you need to take. This will depend on the item and when this was purchased as it may have to go back to our supplier for testing.

Return of items more than 30 days old If you want to return items that were bought more than 30 days ago, we may still accept the item but there may be an administrative charge and exclusions do apply, e.g. if the bullion has been cut to some requirements. However, please call our customer service team on 0345 100 1122 or

Company Details


Cookson Precious Metals Ltd,
59-83 Vittoria Street,
B1 3NZ

Company Registration No. 2775187 (England)

VAT Registration No. GB662 8580 08

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Metal Barrelling Starter Kit With 3lb Machine

Metal Barrelling Starter Kit With  3lb Machine


Product Code: 999 600K

Catalogue Page: 482
In Stock

Was : £89.99 Save : £13.49

Now :

£76.50 exc. VAT

£91.80 inc. VAT

Prices for precious metal products are an estimate only and can vary slightly depending upon the metal price, the actual weight and the cutting tolerances which we are able to achieve.

Due to popular demand, we have put together this starter kit with our best selling Barelling Machine (999 6005).This offers everything you require to start polishing! The Kit comes with starter pack of 250gm Barrelling compound (998 001B for 1kg bag) plus pack of 500gm mixed steel shots (998 003 for 1kg bag). Barrel measures 11.5cm diameter x 14cm width. Machine measures total of 21cm x 13cm x 13cm. When using the steel shot, cleanliness is very important for consistent quality of results. As well as the inside of the barrel, shot must be kept clean and never allowed to oxidise or rust. Always keep shot under a solution of water and Barrelbrite powder. For prolonged period of non-use, add 25cc of ammonia or one tablespoon of Barrelbrite to this solution. Rusted shot is useless and should be replaced. Max of 1kg shot is required per barrel. Do not overload the barrel with shot as damage to work may occur. Using separate barrels and shot for Gold, Silver and base metal is also advised, to avoid one type of metal being burnished into a different metal. Please note this metal barrelling machine is 15 watts. Please ensure all pieces are thoroughly cleaned using an Ultrasonic Cleaner before Barrelling. Any traces of dirt will contaminate the Shot and Barrelling Compound.

Postage Weight: 2583.000 gm
4 Customer Reviews

by Ruth on 11 Jul 2016

This arrived complete and in good condition with full instructions on how to operate. It is what I expected.

by Marion on 29 Apr 2016

by Zoe on 29 Apr 2016

Very basic, very difficult to get the lid on well. No on off switch. Very shoddy piece of paper as instructions ,not very detailed or helpful. Stops working when it had been oiled ,as instructed to do weekly. Having said that when you do get it working it does a good job.

Cooksongold replies:

Dear Zoe, Thank you for your review, your feedback is really important to us. I am sorry the experience you have had is less than expected. We work hard to provide products that represent good quality and value for money. Please let us know if something is not to your expectation. We are always happy to replace or refund any products that are not suitable under our Returns Policy. Kind Regards, Emma

by Jean on 27 Apr 2016

Already used several times. Good solid piece of kit. Just right for the beginner, with all you need.

17 Mar 2016 - by Corinne Evans

Love it!

I put off getting one of these for ages, but I’m so glad I took the plunge and got one! As my workshop is tiny, I have been looking for a cleaner alternative to my polishing wheel. As many have said the lid is a bit tricky. If you let the air out I find that it works fine and does not leak. Only criticism is is that it’s very loud! Apart from that absolutely love it!

3 out of 3 people found this review useful

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12 Jan 2016 - by Joel Martin

Not bad for the money

I spent a lot of time deciding what to buy as my first foray into barrel polishing. My company is very small, so every purchase is worth agonising over, and I wasn't even sure if this type of polishing would work for me. I eventually plumped for this machine, despite the mixed reviews, and I'm glad I did. I will admit, getting the lids on and off the barrel without trapping air inside takes some practice the machine is quite loud when operating and I have had to experiment a lot with the correct balance of 'stuff' inside. However, I am now barrel polishing all of my work, which emerges after a two hour cycle absolutely gleaming! I have found it better to reduce the amount of water the manufacturer suggests half-filling the barrel and I only use enough to cover my work and the shot I add half a teaspoon of Barrel-Brite, and THEN LEAVE THE LID OFF FOR AN HOUR. This is because Barrel-Brite expands in water and I found the pressure loosens the lids. Once this pressure is relieved, however, the lids stay on fine and you can leave the machine to its work. I won't pretend that I don't intend to replace this machine with an easier to handle, more professional and much more expensive version in years to come but as a first-time user, this machine does the trick. The starter kit is also great value for money... the small bag of Barrel-Brite included is enough to last for months and I think the carbon steel shot will be fine, as long as I dry it after use I dry mine with an old tea-towel and then leave it over night in a bowl on the radiator. Overall, very happy with my new toy!

13 out of 13 people found this review useful

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4 Jan 2016 - by Patricia Egerton

Not suitable for small hands

Regretfully, I have had to return this item for a refund. After carefully reading all the instructions & the review advice, I managed to remove and replace the lid on the empty barrel - but only by wedging it against something as my hands are not large enough to grip the lid or the barrel securely. With shot and liquid, it would be impossible for me to remove the lid safely if at all and without spillage.Someone with larger hands might find this easier, but I need a different lid locking mechanism.

4 out of 5 people found this review useful

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22 Dec 2015 - by Alison Mccann


I nearly didn't buy one of these as I saw a few reviews that weren't so good, like the barrel rolls of and it leaks.I have been so happy with the results of this little barrel, the best thing I have bought for a long time. Results are fantastic. If you read the instructions properly, you will not get any problems with leaking, barrel rolling off or shot going rusty. IT IS FANTASTIC...

3 out of 3 people found this review useful

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1 Dec 2015 - by Tammy Carrington

I've had no problems with this barrel. No leaking, no barrel rolling off etc. It's worked really well for me. The only thing I would say is that the shot provided with this barrel is NOT stainless steel and has rusted therefore is now useless. I would recommend purchasing your shot separately.

Cooksongold replies: Dear Ms Carrington, Thank you for your review, your feedback is really important to us. You must always keep your shot under a solution of water and Barrelbrite powder to prevent rusting. If you decide to empty your shot instead, then it must be completely dried before storing. Kind Regards, Emma

3 out of 3 people found this review useful

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