Carved Musket

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I found this little lead ball at a 16-1700s french fort site in michigan. I think it is a musket ball that was carved into some kind of game piece, but I can't find anything similar on google. The site is also half burried under a landfill from the 70s, so it could be modern junk. What say you all?
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Looks like a fired roundball to me


I think it could have been fired, but there is definitely a V shaped cut on the bottom, and the rest of the ball has very erratic marking, it looks like it was marked with a knife movinv in a bunch of different directions.
 
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I see what you're talking about, but it may just appear that someone carved a 'V' in this round ball. :icon_scratch:
It's more likely to be what remains of the sprue after the ball impacted a hard surface.

Here are some examples of early musket balls with their sprues still attached. :thumbsup:
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I see what you're talking about, but it may just appear that someone carved a 'V' in this round ball. :icon_scratch:
It's more likely to be what remains of the sprue after the ball impacted a hard surface.

Here are some examples of early musket balls with their sprues still attached. :thumbsup:
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That could be it. Maybe if it had the sprue attached and was in a fire or something. I just noticed that the pictures aren't great, I might reshoot them tonight when I have access to wifi.
 
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That could be it. Maybe if it had the sprue attached and was in a fire or something. I just noticed that the pictures aren't great, I might reshoot them tonight when I have access to wifi.

Isn't today's technology amazing... when we don't have it we need it and when we have it it's often not accessible. :laughing7:

 
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