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« on: January 22, 2010, 09:20:49 PM »

After recently finding my first lot of musket balls, i was wondering when these ceased to be used, and what period of time would they have mostly been used in.
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 09:52:22 PM »

well done aceboy i never found any musket balls yet
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 09:57:42 AM »

well i can't realy tell the size of them from that Aceco,, but what i have got is this,
 From left to right,
 the larger size .
from a Brown Bess,  Circa 1771,
 
 medium,  Civil War period,  1648,

small , 18th to 19th century, military colt,

smaller, commoners pocket pistol, 19/ 20 century.

yours could be medium or small maybe,
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 11:48:37 AM »

Thanks Alan mate, thats fantastic stuff , helps a lot fella, very interesting , i'll measure them later and let you know the size Wink
Thanks again Al
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 12:48:17 PM »

Heres a few I have found.

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 01:52:26 PM »

They are slightly bigger than a marble Alan..... hey Ace mate a few more and we can melt em down for fishing weights  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 05:24:01 PM »

Tell you what we'll do Doc mate, we'll melt yours to see if they work , that way i get to keep mine whole Grin Grin Grin Grin, only joking butty  Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2010, 10:03:13 AM »

Going on that then Neil, i'd say 18th to 19th century mate,
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