🔎 UNIDENTIFIED TheCannonballGuy help needed: British broad arrow shot

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I dug these two one pounder cast iron shot at a Rev camp. Both have British broad arrow marks.
Based on what Ive seen at a Ticondetoga display, I assumed that they were cannonballs. But now Im being told they are likely grape/canister shot.
Each one is a hair under 2" diameter and just a tad under 1 lb. (.92 and .85)
Can you expand on this and help me out?
 

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Great job on the restoration. They cleaned up well and am sure you will get an I.D before long. I have never seen that stamp or can I find a like example.
Good luck its pretty cool.
 

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I dug these two one pounder cast iron shot at a Rev camp. Both have British broad arrow marks.
Based on what Ive seen at a Ticondetoga display, I assumed that they were cannonballs. But now Im being told they are likely grape/canister shot.
Each one is a hair under 2" diameter and just a tad under 1 lb. (.92 and .85)
Can you expand on this and help me out?
Can I ask how you managed to clean them?
 

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Can I ask how you managed to clean them?
Electrolysis. I made a new set up, bending mikd steel all the way around the inside of a pail. I took a large spring clamp, and ground one end to a point, and bent it over inward. This gave it good contact on the cannonball.
I coated the clamp with 4 layers of spray on plastic so all the current would go to the iron.
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Electrolysis. I made a new set up, bending mikd steel all the way around the inside of a pail. I took a large spring clamp, and ground one end to a point, and bent it over inward. This gave it good contact on the cannonball.
I coated the clamp with 4 layers of spray on plastic so all the current would go to the iron. View attachment 2118437
Seems worthwhile
 

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