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Newbie Find Question
Posted by: Bb49490
Date: April 30, 2018 05:08PM
I had just started metal detecting with my son last month. Went out this weekend and found this in middle of my field. Any ideas on what it is and age? I have seen the 3 rings one before. Thanks in advance!!!




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Re: Newbie Find Question
Posted by: rlchntr
Date: April 30, 2018 09:11PM
Nice find!
Welcome to the forum and relic hunting! And I think it is SO awesome it is a father and son adventure.
There are several one groove civil war bullet types. The one you found looks like it has a solid base. Maybe a British Sharps .577 cal. Yankees used them. Or maybe a Colt .44 - hard to tell the size in the pic. Hopefully some else will chime in. What state are you in?
Here's hoping there are more finds out in that field!

- Gary



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Re: Newbie Find Question
Posted by: Bb49490
Date: April 30, 2018 09:22PM
It was found in Indiana. I included another picture with a different marking I noticed. Thanks for all the info




Re: Newbie Find Question
Posted by: Bb49490
Date: May 02, 2018 04:45AM
It measured 0.303 inches in diameter

Re: Newbie Find Question
Posted by: Bb49490
Date: May 03, 2018 03:21PM
Sorry. Here are the pics of the bullet measurements. Thanks for all the help!!!




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Re: Newbie Find Question
Posted by: timwied
Date: May 13, 2018 07:40PM
I found a 32 caliber a couple months ago that looks like that one. It looks like civil war era by the patina! My guess is 32 caliber pistol bullet! The groove on the side is probably a rifling, but it must have not hit anything because it has no swelling from impact. Although, on second look the rifling looks like its angled the wrong way? Maybe someone that's more of an expert can chime in here! Great find!!! Congrats to you and your son!!!



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Re: Newbie Find Question
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: May 14, 2018 08:07AM
Part of the fun----what have I found !!

Re: Newbie Find Question
Posted by: Bb49490
Date: May 17, 2018 04:07AM
Thanks for all the responses. I have been finding some other lead that looks to fired.

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