🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Looks like a piece of old fencing, I never seen this before

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Hey guys I found this and I guess it’s still I see 1870 which I was hoping it said 1876 but I don’t think it does and that’s an L on the other side. Y’all of been so helpful and have taught me so much I appreciate it again
 

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I'm thinking it's more of a stone guard for a sickle bar mower or something.
Hey relevent Were there ever round balls made of iron and not lead?
 

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I'm thinking it's more of a stone guard for a sickle bar mower or something.
You’re probably right because I’ve never seen one I barely know what a sickle really is
 
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This is a newer model.
There are walk behind types too. I got a real old one up and running for Dad before. Don't know where it ended up.

But the principle is the same. Cha cha cha.
 
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Hey relevent Were there ever round balls made of iron and not lead?
Should not have been. At least not for handheld arms other than blunderbusses or cannon.

Lead does not remove metal when being fired through barrels. Giving well cared for barrels a longer life.
And because it can upset /deform a little (more so with more pure lead) it helps engage barrel rifling . Even with patched round balls.
Or just expand a little in the case of smooth bores helping reduce blowby of powder gasses.

A very desperate soul could shoot a steel ball out of a rifle. As long as it's not one of mine!
 
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Should not have been. At least not for handheld arms other than blunderbusses or cannon.

Lead does not remove metal when being fired through barrels. Giving well cared for barrels a longer life.
And because it can upset /deform a little (more so with more pure lead) it helps engage barrel rifling . Even with patched round balls.
Or just expand a little in the case of smooth bores helping reduce blowby of powder gasses.

A very desperate soul could shoot a steel ball out of a rifle. As long as it's not one of mine!
I’ll think I’ll just call it a old stele
 
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