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  1. #1
    Dec 2014
    New Jersey
    Fisher F5
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    Metal Detecting

    Strange Bullet ID Needed


    Dug this bullet 6" down in the woods. Thought it was a civil was mini ball, however once I saw flat top I knew it was not civil war. Same size as mini ball. hollow on bottom. Maybe late 1800's? Help!
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  2. #2

    Sep 2019
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That looks like a more modern cast bullet too me.
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  3. #3
    Dec 2012
    lower hudson valley, N.Y.
    safari, ATPro, infinium, old Garrett BFO, Excal, Nox 800
    4482 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My Lyman mold for my .54 muzzle loading rifle casts a flat nosed minie very similar to that. There are hundreds of them in the woods behind my place from target practice. My mold is close to fifty years old but I don't think they were making that pattern much earlier than that.
    Ya won't find nuthin' if ya don't hunt

  4. #4
    Aug 2011
    Brandon, Mississippi
    Garrett SeaHunter MkII, Minelab Xterra70
    233 times
    Relic Hunting
    Also possible the tip was cut off for whatever reason, and that it is CW period.

  5. #5
    Mar 2012
    Wallingford, Connecticut 1667
    Whites MXT, Dual Field, CZ-21, Vaquero, Home Brewed (3). Detecting since 1972.
    1608 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Maybe a wad cutter.

  6. #6
    Charter Member

    Nov 2013
    XP Deus, F75Ltd., AT PRO, Garrett pointer
    83355 times
    Cache Hunting
    Looks like a 50 cal. Muzzleloader bullet. Modern
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.



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