🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Musket ball? of what date?

Detector mom

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Oct 5, 2011
Northern NJ
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white's mdx 300; simplex plus
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All Treasure Hunting
Found this lead musket ball in woods. Hard to get a good pic but it appears to have a seam and a spruill (?) at the top. Thank you.


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Charlie P. (NY)

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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
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Metal Detecting
Agree it does not look like lead.

Too small for a musket. Possibly rifle or pistol.

Lead balls(if that is what it is) are hard to date. A sphere has few defining characteristics. I still cast them and shoot them as do thousands of folks using blackpowder firearms.
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