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    Went to the park and found a deep ball. Canít be a mini cannon ball or could it.

    I assume a cannonball would stick to a magnet, but it was 9Ē inches down and wonít stick to to a magnet. Any idea?Click image for larger version. 

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    Looks different on top, could there have been a hole or plug at one time? Fragmenting explosive maybe?

    EDIT: Also google "ball and chain gate closer"
    Last edited by RW; Jan 05, 2018 at 03:14 PM.
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    Is it fairly heavy for its size? It could be a zinc sacrificial anode. They sometimes cast them in balls for corrosion protection in pools.

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    They used lead in cannister shot wonder if that's what it could be
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    You find the strangest things! I've found canister shot before but not that big. The ones I've found where iron but I think they used lead as well. Maybe Cannon ball guy can Enlighten us.
    You could have something good there.
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    Interesting find!
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    I can't see it very well but they did make them that small, we have one about that size.
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    Some of the Confederate cannon/cannister shot were about that size. Don't toss it. It probably is the real thing.
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    Cannon bore, shot, and shell diameters for smoothbore guns

    Close to 18 lber cannister shot

    shrug

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    UPDATE:: It does have a hole in it and itís 8.71 ozClick image for larger version. 

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    If its lead its most likely not a cannon ball except for either canister or grape,then again,why the hole.
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    Went to the park and found a deep ball. Canít be a mini cannon ball or could it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Red James Cash View Post
    If its lead its most likely not a cannon ball except for either canister or grape,then again,why the hole.
    Itís probably just a ball of something with a hole. Damn I thought I had a cannister. Oh well some day. Uggggh

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    I was thinking bar or chain shot but its too small for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red James Cash View Post
    I was thinking bar or chain shot but its too small for that.
    Itís weird because it was deep and if it was lead Iíd think it would have patina. I did find it at another part of this park maybe it was mixed in with fill. Didnít find anything else worth talking about. Strange

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    That is pretty light for the size, guessing Zinc, Magnesium, who knows what for...?
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