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Old 12-17-2017, 02:31 PM
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Default Musket ball??

Found this interesting lead ball on my grandfathers farm here in North Ga. Way off the beaten path where we had plowed up a food plot, he lost his pocket knife (which i found). However in the meantime i dug this, which appears to be a projectile. Has a flat spot and a "seam" a little larger than 3\8 of an in. Any info would be great!
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:03 PM
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Looks like one to me. Can you post a close up of the sprue? (The stem flat spot)
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:44 PM
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Heres a little closer look
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:54 PM
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That's absolutely a musket ball, nice dig!

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Old 12-17-2017, 07:42 PM
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Yup, love them.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:03 PM
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Without a micrometer, it's hard to tell the exact caliber. You can buy really inexpensive micrometers for under $10 at Walmart, Amazon, Harbor Freight, etc. and well worth getting if you are finding munitions.

In my opinion that is either a 65 or 69 caliber. Both calibers were used in the Civil War, the 65 being more popular from 1842 forward.

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Old 12-18-2017, 11:13 AM
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Looks like a 36 cal or 40 cal possibly fired from a smooth bore pistol. Or a drop.
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