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
Should not have been. At least not for handheld arms other than blunderbusses or cannon.Hey relevent Were there ever round balls made of iron and not lead?
I’ll think I’ll just call it a old steleShould 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!