✅ SOLVED Musket Ball?

Dougie Webb

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Jun 14, 2019
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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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Fisher F5
Garrett Ace 200
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Hey y'all - my house in Stone Mountain is less than a mile from where Sherman's troops camped for a couple of nights on their march to Savannah during The War of Northern Aggression.

I found this little ball in my front yard. Registers as iron, strongly magnetic. Put it in my tumbler for about a half hour and it cleaned up a bit.

No idea if it's ammo or not? It's about .50 inches and weighs around 7 grams (~110 grains).

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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kac

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Aug 4, 2021
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North East
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Garrett AT Pro, Seahunter MKII, Apex, Makro Multi Kruzer, Tesoro Tejon. Started with a BH Tracker 505 back in early 90's.
Nokta Pulse Pointer and Minelab Profind 35.
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
That looks like a large ball bearing. Musket balls are lead and usually very dull gray or if exposed to the air will oxidize and have white on them.
 
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