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post #1 of 16 Old 11-21-2010, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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I found small metal ball in the pasture, any clues?

I found this around the barn, it doesn't look anything that would come from a horse accessory, any ideas of what it could be? It almost looks like a musket-ball, but I'm not going to come to that conclusion yet. Sorry I don't know if this is in the right thread. I just found it on the farm, so I put it in the farm thread.
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post #2 of 16 Old 11-21-2010, 12:15 PM
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I believe it is a musket ball : ) Looks like one.

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I think it's some type of bullet or musket ball. Civil war era?

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That's what i'm wondering, it's old I know that much, I just don't want to call it from the civil war yet, cause people hunted back then too, and If there was any kind of war skirmish here I would find more bullets. It could be from the era though.
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But to add, there was a battle 10 miles north of here
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That's pretty neat. Let us know if you find out for sure what it is.
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My boyfriend says that it looks too big to be a musket ball and they also never made musket balls out of metal that rusts.

Don't know if that's true or not. That's just what he said. Lol

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I have no clue. It feels heavy, and I do believe musketballs rust. And I've looked on pictures it doesn't look any bigger than on the pics and looked at some pics of musket balls and they were rusted so...
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If you google image "musket ball" it looks exactly like the pictures that pop up. Size, shape everything... very cool find.

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