.52 Cal. Ball and Mold...

Swartzie

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Found the ball last summer and the mold just last weekend in the same area. Two military expeditions came through this area (Ohio - Tuscarawas Co.). One in 1764 against the indians (Bouquet) and the other in 1778 against the British (McIntosh). I am hunting for stuff that may have been dropped during one of these expeditions. Unfortunately, these may be from a later time. But still a cool find for me. Especially to have the ball and the mold that may have made the ball. Any thoughts on the age?

-Swartzie
 

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GopherDaGold

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We see these molds here from time to time and I love seeing them! That one should look nice when cleaned up.
 

JRich98150

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Hard to like these to any military operations or use but still it's manly man stuff and that is always nice to find. Just as many civilians had bullets and bullet molds as soldiers and the military did. Just take it for what it is. It's old and the bullet mold is not a very common find. I doubt that any military operation or outfit had each soldier molding their own bullets. And that particular style being short handled and all iron and such gets real hot very quickly once you go to pouring the lead to it. Nice find and a great addition to your metal detecting collection. I've never found one in 30 years unless it was at a yard sale, swap meet, flea market or antique shop. Back in the bullet mold's hayday your area was the frontier. Hope your finding more old stuff like this in your area.

JRich
 

kuger

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JRich98150 said:
Hard to like these to any military operations or use but still it's manly man stuff and that is always nice to find. Just as many civilians had bullets and bullet molds as soldiers and the military did. Just take it for what it is. It's old and the bullet mold is not a very common find. I doubt that any military operation or outfit had each soldier molding their own bullets. And that particular style being short handled and all iron and such gets real hot very quickly once you go to pouring the lead to it. Nice find and a great addition to your metal detecting collection. I've never found one in 30 years unless it was at a yard sale, swap meet, flea market or antique shop. Back in the bullet mold's hayday your area was the frontier. Hope your finding more old stuff like this in your area.

JRich


You might want to re check your history...especially the Confederates :thumbsup:
 

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