Musket ball Button maybe ?

DirtTGuy

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It is a one piece very heavy iron I thing . It has striations around the ball part.
The shank is drilled. Very odd to me ... I found ball buttons before but first one like this..
 

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we will need some better pictures in focus on a plain background so we can see what you see when you are looking at it. also musket balls were lead not iron.
 
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If it is made of iron, a magnet will stick to it. Please check about that, and let us know. It is important for correctly identifying your find.
 
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I'll go with bell clapper as well
 
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Did they not make iron musket balls? Also kind of big for a clapper
 
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Did they not make iron musket balls?
No. They would play hell in an iron barrel. Lead is heavier, easier to make in molds, and upsets ("smushes"), sealing the bore better and also making more of a wound when it hits.
 
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