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    us
    Jun 2012
    Boca Raton, Florida
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    Civil War/Victorian Era Collecting

    Civil War Musket Ball/Shot?

    I recently made a purchase online for what the seller advertised as, "3 COLLECTIBLE CIVIL WAR RELIC MUSKET AMMO BULLETS -VERY NICE" When I received them, I was a bit perplexed... They were a lot lighter than I expected. Upon further examination, I noted that they seem almost soft, not hard like lead or iron, infact, if I press hard enough with my thumb nail, I could leave a indentation! Could someone help me figure this out? What are these strange balls? The biggest one, in the middle weights only 1.5 ounces. Also, take note of their irregular shape. They didn't cost me much at all, so no dissappointments will be had if they're not authentic. Thanks for any help you could offer!

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    us
    Mar 2012
    Northern Florida
    Tesoro Vaquero, Garrett Pro-Pointer, Nautilus MF, Fisher 1266, Heathkit
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    Relic Hunting
    Pure lead is very soft, but heavy. I don't think these are projectiles
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