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  1. #1

    Aug 2012
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Possible Used Bullet, but not really sure...

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum, but if yesterday was any indication, I think I might just get hooked on treasure hunting... My brother and I were goofing around on his property with my metal detector near where he found a Catawba Indian arrowhead last spring. Anyway, the thing started beeping quite loudly, so I figured it couldn't be too deep down (I mean, my detector only goes about a foot into the dirt)... It turned out to be right about a foot down and quite heavy for it's size. I assumed that it was lead, but I couldn't really see, since it was absolutely coated in a thick layer of red clay. Anyway, I brought it home and cleaned it off, but I'm afraid I've accidentally rubbed off some of the white patina. I am really hoping that someone on here will be able to tell me something more about it. I'm not certain that it is a smashed bullet, but it seems about the right size to me. On one side which seems to be slightly indented, there is a raised five-pointed star toward the upper left-handed side. Across the bottom, it definitely reads "BL," possibly a full "BLIN" (although that last part is a bit difficult to read. If anyone could help, I'd greatly appreciate it!

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  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    Tosoro Bandido
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    Metal Detecting
    That looks somewhat like a lead seal. See if it has evidence of a wire having run thru it. If it is a bullet I would bet on it being fired.

  3. #3
    us
    Tennessee Digger

    Sep 2011
    Tesoro and Troy Shadow
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    If it has letters printed on it, it is not a bullet. I think, like duggap, that it is a lead seal that was used on cotton, tobacco, ect. Tennessee digger

  4. #4

    Aug 2012
    2
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Whew, okay, you guys must be right! In one side there is a hole (right in the middle of this pic)
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    On the other side are two smaller holes.
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    Now the questions are: What exactly is a lead seal and possibly how old might this be? Or where might I look to find this out for myself? Thanks for your help!

  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2011
    Dalton,Ga.
    Whites MXT, E Trac, Garrett Pro Pinpointer
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great Id Duggap. Lead seal for sure.............HH


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  6. #6
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Looks like a hollow point pistol bullet that struck something very hard. The hole was probably the hollow point. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

 

 

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