Found My First Musket Ball?


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Jun 2, 2014
Eastern US
Detector(s) used
Garrett At Gold Garrett Pro Pointer AT
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I need help identifying this round ball I found at an old Revolutionary War Blockhouse and skirmish site. I have never found a musket ball before, and this was found right near an old Eley Bros shotgun shell that dates back to the 1870s according to Catridge Corner. It has some weight to it. Does anyone know the age of this? Hoping it's not just a ball bearing 20200925_232347.jpg 20200925_232327.jpg


Gold Member
Apr 18, 2013
Detector(s) used
AT GOLD/Garrett /C.Scope cs4PI/Garrett(carrot) pro pointer/ 5x8 double d coil and sniper coil/Lesche digger/Lesche "T" handle shovel.
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
You need some calipers to measure it so someone can tell you the caliber, also a weight would help.
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Charlie P. (NY)

Gold Member
Feb 3, 2006
South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the h
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Minelab Musketeer Advantage Pro w/8" & 10" DD coils/Fisher F75se(Upgraded to LTD2) w/11" DD, 6.5" concentric & 9.5" NEL Sharpshooter DD coils/Sunray FX-1 Probe & F-Point/Black Widows/Rattler headphone
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
As far as age - lead has been around since the last regional supernova in this part of the galaxy and is used currently by some folks in the form of cast balls to hunt or target shoot.


Dimensions would help.
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