Civil War Projectile?

Retired Sarge

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Feb 22, 2009
Panama City Florida
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Posting this for a friend who is a member of a gun forum I'm on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below is his original post from the other site. Hopefully Pete aka TheCannonBallGuy will see this also.

"Found this in West Virginia digging fence post holes. This was in the Romney WVa area. Lots of fighting took place there during the Civil War. I have been told the little bow tie thing on the bottom was used to tie the powder bag to the projectile. I was also told it was a semi fixed round with the grooves on the side holding the metal bands making it a sabot round. I have had this for many years and know very little about it. Appreciate all input. Thanks."

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Oct 12, 2006
Herndon Virginia
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Minelab Equinox 600, EX II, & Musketeer, White's Classic
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Metal Detecting
I'm thinking... not a projectile. Maybe a garden gate counterweight.


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