Never Seen One Like This Before!?

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Never Seen One Like This Before!?

Post by detectorman5050 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:11 pm

Found this one today on the beach (just before I got totally soaked, and had to abandon ship,) at a spot that produces quite a number of musket balls, and other military related items which I believe are from roughly around the 1850's.

I also found what looks like a Victorian Royal Navy button close to it, so there may be a connection.

As you can see from photo the base diameter, is 10mm. Any ideas what fired it?

Thanks.

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Re: Never Seen One Like This Before!?

Post by bigjohnox » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:14 pm

Hey 5050, looks just like this flattened one I dug up in a Polish forest. Dunno what type it is though.
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Re: Never Seen One Like This Before!?

Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:16 pm

Nice, looks like a ‘semi-wadcutter’. A semi-wadcutter is typically used for target shooting competitions as the square edge below the tip gives a much cleaner cut hole in the paper. I used to use a modern .22 calibre equivalent (got a bit expensive though!), which made a hole almost as clean as a hole punch. ::g
10mm is about .41, so would be some sort of pistol/revolver. ::g

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Re: Never Seen One Like This Before!?

Post by detectorman5050 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:38 pm

Thanks for both replies. It sounds correct that it was used for target practise, as that corresponds to the area it was found at.

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