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English: A post medieval to modern lead alloy shot musket ball probably dating to the 17th century. Got out with my new AT Pro and just getting use to it. The marks on your musket ball could have been made by medical tongs used to extract the ball from a wound.

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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. File information. Structured data. Captions English Add a one-line explanation of what this file represents. Summary [ edit ] Dating musket balls post medieval to modern lead alloy shot musket ball probably dating to the 17th century. Photographer Museum of London, Kate Sumnall, A post medieval to modern lead alloy shot musket ball probably dating to the 17th century. Looks like a. Good luck man!

Keep me Posted! I have found some early buttons including the LA button. I've also found a ton of "lead drippings" which, until now, I eharmony best dating site were from soldering copper gutters or similar.

Now I think it was probably from casting musket balls! Better dating musket balls to spend too much time worrying. ID is nearly impossible. Posts: Originally Posted by yandosan View post Regarding ID of musket balls, nothing to hang your hat on date, country, etc. Lead gets a coating of lead oxide the white stuff on old lead. This oxide forms a barrier against further oxidation and the oxide no longer grows.

In different soil conditions it may grow slower or faster, but at some point it seals the lead against further corrosion. Hence a ball that has been buried for years will look the same as one that was in the ground for years.

Sometimes they can reach the level of no more oxide growth in years. All military firearms sooner or later become "army surplus" and were used for hunting well after their military use and balls were used in pistols, muskets, rifles, and shotguns.

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Good luck man. Musket balls that measured 69cal were used in the British 75cal Brown Bess musket. The marks on your musket ball could have been made by medical tongs used to extract the ball from a wound.

Here is a good article about musket balls recovered from the Revolutionary War battlefield at Monmouth NJ. User Name Remember Me? Reading up on the area where you live should give you a clue. The white stuff on a lead ball is lead oxide, and does take many years to accumulate. Nice find by the way. This town was Settled inI do not believe that there were homes here during the civil dating musket balls, not until they started taking the coal out of the mountains here. This is still a coal town, my home was built in and it was the first home on this property.

I live in-between two colonial forts from the French and Indian Wars, Fort Ligonier and fort Bedford and close to Forbes Rd which connected these two forts and the rest of them all through PA and parts of Maryland.

This thing may very dating musket balls be colonial. Posted by: grumpysrb Date: May 01, PM. Find the easiest path to walk between the two forts and you will find the path taken to them. If you found the ball in that area it would add to the possibility.

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It''s a great find. Maybe you can determine the caliber.

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Perhaps the different armies used a different caliber? Posted by: digitalchaos Date: May 01, PM. Posted by: senda Date: May 02, AM. Hello, good find. The appearance of this bullet ball, is old, has a lot of white layer and as said before, it takes some time to form, more than years to appreciate. You have a good proposal.

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Find the path between the two forts. I love to search and find those roads dating musket balls my area, most of its route this erased by the vegetation and in the worst cases covered by the new road, but Places along the way where you could stop for the night, eating. When a cart pulled by animals cows, horses, mules Reply Quote. Posted by: digitalchaos Date: May 02, AM. Thanks for the tips senda.

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I measured the ball and it is.

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