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Bullet ID ?
RonNH
Date: April 25, 2005 05:05PM
Found this spiral musket ball yesterday with the wadding still stuffed in it. I have never seen one of these before and was wondering how old it might be. The Large Cent found nearby is a 1801 or 1807 crusty copper found both in a break in a stone wall that was probably a field. Hunted 3 cellar holes nearby..nada. Ron

A pic might help
RonNH
Date: April 25, 2005 05:07PM
Re: Bullet ID ?
GeoPa
Date: April 25, 2005 06:10PM
Looks to me like a modern "rifled slug" fired out of a shotgun for hunting deer. This was an improvement on the old "punkin' ball". Started in use in the 1960's if I'm not mistaken.

Here's a pic
GeoPa
Date: April 25, 2005 06:15PM