May 05, 2012, 07:37 PM
Found this today on Clark Island at Pymatuning Lake in NW Pennsylvania.
I assume its a musket ball? Its heavy lead, somewhat flattened on one side. Any way of dating these things? I guess muzzle loader hunting still happens here in PA so maybe its not too old?
May 05, 2012 07:37 PM
May 05, 2012, 09:58 PM
"Is that a Geiger Counter?"
Too small for a musket but a muzzleloader of some type or a percussion revolver is likely.
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May 06, 2012, 05:48 AM
yeap, looks to be a pistol shot
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May 06, 2012, 06:51 AM
Yes, hard to tell how old, but it does seem to have some patina. As stated, too small to be a musketball. No way to tell if it is rifle or pistol, both could be in the same calibers.
May 06, 2012, 12:51 PM
I found a musketball a while back - check out the discussion at the threadlink below - especially the response from Lucas....