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Old 08-28-2019, 06:31 AM
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Default Is this a musket ball, grapeshot or anything else?

Hi there. Could you guys help me figure out what this ball is? It is iron and a friend gave it to me without knowing what it is. It looks like something with story and history. Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2019, 06:32 AM
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btw, I am at Aberdeen, Scotland
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Old 08-28-2019, 06:59 AM
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If you get get some calipers on it and some exact measurements that would help. If it's a musket ball, it's a big one, it could be grape shot, but I think a lot of iron balls thought to be shot are actually mill balls.
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:17 PM
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The history of where he found it might help. But iron balls have many non-military applications and it's possible that yours might be more for industry than enemies.
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:21 PM
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I do believe you have an industrial ball bearring.

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Old 09-01-2019, 12:16 PM
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If its lead, yes. I had a number of large grape shot at one time. If i remember correctly, each had the nub of a sprue on one side.

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