🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Possible American Revolution Grapeshot?

tlaw

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Hello all,

Over the past month, I have been metal detecting on my property in Milton, NC and found what I guess is possible parts of grapeshot from the American Revolution. I have no idea, though. You will see in the photos that the middle item appears to have some sort of hook inside of it.

Also pictured is what I can only guess is a mini Minie Ball... I placed the penny inside the photo for reference. I know the time periods don't match up, but Milton is a very old and historic town. I know that Cornwallis was in this area during the Race to the Dan.

If anyone could help, I would be most appreciative!!!

Thanks so much!

Trina
 

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CreakyDigger

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Hello all,

Over the past month, I have been metal detecting on my property in Milton, NC and found what I guess is possible parts of grapeshot from the American Revolution. I have no idea, though. You will see in the photos that the middle item appears to have some sort of hook inside of it.

Also pictured is what I can only guess is a mini Minie Ball... I placed the penny inside the photo for reference. I know the time periods don't match up, but Milton is a very old and historic town. I know that Cornwallis was in this area during the Race to the Dan.

If anyone could help, I would be most appreciative!!!

Thanks so much!

Trina
Could be, or could be a small swivel gun....how much does a whole one weigh?
 
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crashbandicoot

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Sep 27, 2020
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Hello all,

Over the past month, I have been metal detecting on my property in Milton, NC and found what I guess is possible parts of grapeshot from the American Revolution. I have no idea, though. You will see in the photos that the middle item appears to have some sort of hook inside of it.

Also pictured is what I can only guess is a mini Minie Ball... I placed the penny inside the photo for reference. I know the time periods don't match up, but Milton is a very old and historic town. I know that Cornwallis was in this area during the Race to the Dan.

If anyone could help, I would be most appreciative!!!

Thanks so much!

Trina
The one in the middle appears to have an eyebolt in it,maybe a duck decoy anchor?
 
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crashbandicoot

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I don,t think they,re shot of any kind.Why would there be a bunch of half round pieces of shot.The shape and weight strongly suggest decoy anchors.I,m not trying to bust you out,just trying to get to a true ID.If they are truly shot I,ll be the first to congratulate you,but right now I,m not seeing shot.
 
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