Lead found on known revolutionary war trail

Jarod

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Found on a revolutionary war trail near mount independence Vermont. It weights 27.9 grams near a spot that we found 18 musket balls and melted lead. Was wondering if anyone has any ideas why this looks like this?
 
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ironhorse

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To me it looks like a muzzle loader bullet but not a round ball but a conical one...such as an Enfield
possibly fired at very close range at the ground or rock...you can still notice the shape of the back of the bullet that remains
that would put that bullet possibly in the mid 1800s or later...not related to anything of the revolutionary era unfortunately
 

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Look closely,is that jacket metal I see mixed in there? Especially in your 3rd pic.The shape more closely resembles a very much expanded jacketed hollow point.
 

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To me it looks like a muzzle loader bullet but not a round ball but a conical one...such as an Enfield
possibly fired at very close range at the ground or rock...you can still notice the shape of the back of the bullet that remains
that would put that bullet possibly in the mid 1800s or later...not related to anything of the revolutionary era unfortunately
Good point Ironhorse. Just because it was found there does not mean it was shot there during the revolutionary time frame
 

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looks like a modern rifled shotgun slug, have found many of them in the past. You can tell by the marks on the side and how short the bullet is even for being smashed.
 

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looks like a modern rifled shotgun slug, have found many of them in the past. You can tell by the marks on the side and how short the bullet is even for being smashed.
That too is a very good possibility...the weight tolerance is there for a modern shotgun slug and for a muzzle loader bullet barring what is left of the op example.
Closer inspection will no doubt tell the tale.
 

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That too is a very good possibility...the weight tolerance is there for a modern shotgun slug and for a muzzle loader bullet barring what is left of the op example.
Closer inspection will no doubt tell the tale.
I would venture to say I am 99.9 percent sure.
 

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