[SOLVED] Age of 45 Bullet
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    Age of 45 Bullet

    Hey every one I found this 45 bullet. Is there anyone who can estimate the age.
    I've dug a bunch of modern bullets and never seen a solid lead with a ring. Thanks Danny.
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    Mason and McKee shows a .44 cal bullet almost identical for a .44 cal unknown Confederate revolver. Might be that old. I have found similar ones near me with minie balls and modern bullets too.

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    It looks like a .52 cal Sharps to me.

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    Check out this website, especially BLT #47 Ewing Civil War Bullet Collection - Army of Tennessee Relics | Confederate Belt Buckles, Artillery, Buttons, all Authentic Civil War Relics

    This is exactly like the one I found in Maryland last week.

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    Sorry to have to say, it absolutely is not a civil war bullet. In particular, it is not bullet #47 nor #48 at the Army Of Tennessee Relics website, because T-Net member therelichunter's bullet has a VERY-slightly raised flat band -- or a crimp-mark -- around the bullet just above the deep body-groove. It is a modern bullet, made for re-loading spent cartridge casings. See photo below, showing one which was crimped into a casing, and has been fired.

    That modern-made .45 lead bullet for casing re-loading is shown at the following link as bullet #452374, except the one there does not have the crimp-mark, because it hasn't yet been crimped into a casing.
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    I dug out the one I have from my pile of "stuff" and it does not have that additional flat band. Curious.

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    Danny

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    Hey Guys
    Thanks for reading my thread and taking time to post.
    I agree its later than Civil War, I believe the CannonBall Guy nailed it, thanks man!!!

    It does not have the white chalky patina that ive seen on older bullets
    Ive noticed it has rust on it like the lead was not pure.
    I dug this out of my fathers Pasteur, we have lived here almost 50 years
    and we don't have a 45. So that was why I posted.
    Were these hand cast by folks?
    How long have these been around?
    I found some Shotgun shell brass near by marked UMC and I dated it to some made
    between 1911 and 1934.
    Thanks again for viewing and posting. I'm having fun learning about the history of the property.
    Thanks
    Danny

 

 

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