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Cannonball Identification

david bull

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A friend gave this projectile and I am trying to determine if it is inert or still explosive.Circumference is 19”,Diameter 5 1/2”,weight 22.65 pounds .TIA


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It looks like two small holes have been drilled into it from what I am seeing.
Maybe it has already been made inert.
Is that a fuse in the close up photo?

david bull

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That hole seems too small for a fuse.I’m inclined to believe this is possibly a clinker used to crush rocks….


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Maybe the measurements and weight can be used to determine if it s a cannonball at all.
Maybe it is a shot put ball.
I saw one laying on th ground at a high school last winter and it seemed to be about the same size and was quite heavy.

david bull

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I believe a shot put would have the weight stamped somewhere.The weight (22.65#) doesn’t correlate to any known artillary shot.The hole is threaded and there is no casting seam.Part of a prisoner ball & chain maybe?

david bull

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I honestly don’t know what this is.A friend of mine had it on his workbench and someone told him that it might be explosive…