✅ SOLVED Another Odd Shaped Bullet

Mason Jarr

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Here's another odd shaped bullet I can't identify. It was also found at the Indian Wars fort site in use from 1865-1870. The widest diameter is .35", length is .615" and it weighs 115 gr. I saw a .38 cal Hanoverian on Ebay that looks similar, but not quite the exact shape. You probably can't see them in the sideview photo, but there are rifling grooves on the widest areas. Any ideas on this one?
 

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Mason Jarr

Mason Jarr

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Your newly posted fired bullet appears to be one of the varieties of Model-1882 Maynard Rifle/Carbine bullets. See the graphic attached below.
Thank you again. I should just have you along with me and you could ID them in the field!!
 
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Think people have been shooting there in modern times? Looks just like a
the 9mm Luger bullets I've been loading for many years. .355" 115 grain
It's possible. I've found a few modern bullets there, mainly from hunting rifles and .22s.
 
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Think people have been shooting there in modern times? Looks just like a
the 9mm Luger bullets I've been loading for many years. .355" 115 grain
Pete, would you post a pic of one of your bullets, please?
 
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You take good pics MasonJarr,you can clearly see the rifling marks. I kinda agree with pete,yours lacks the second narrow groove of Number 10 in Cannonball,s pic.Has a sprue mark too. It,s a guess mind you but Hensley and Gibbs made a modern mold similar to your bullet.You,re a bullet magnet dude!:laughing7:
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I don't think is a maynard bullet the early bullets had a pointed nose and the latter bullets had a flat nose your bullet looks rounded.
 
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