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    I used a cloth tape. I can try to get a caliper and recheck the measurements. I will try to clean off some of the rust also. Thanks for everyone's help!
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    Good morning everyone. I was finally able to get more accurate measurements with a caliper, and a postal scale. The diameter is 3.123. The thickness is 0.25, and the weight of what is there is 18.5 oz. Still appreciate everyone's thoughts on this. Thanks
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    I was finally able to get more accurate measurements with a caliper, and a postal scale. The diameter is 3.123. The thickness is 0.25, and the weight of what is there is 18.5 oz. Still appreciate everyone's thoughts on this. Thanks

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    Measured at precisely .25-inch thick, your 3.12"-diameter hollow ball's wall-thickness is too thin to be a grenade from the civil war or earlier. Because I can't think of any Civilian-usage hollow iron balls with those measurements, if pressed to make a guess, I'd say it is a slightly undersize World War One French rod-grenade. As you can see in the photo I posted above showing one of those with a hole in it, the wall-thickness is about 1/4-inch.

    (A rod-grenade is a type of Rifle-Grenade.)

    However, if you ever get around to doing Electrolysis rust-removal on it, if it turns out to have an extremely prominent raised casting-mold seam on it, my guess would change.
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    Thanks for your response. I had hoped it was from the Civil War or earlier, but if it's not, then it's not. It's still a great find for me though. Thanks for helping me figure it out!
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