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Bullets for ID

Post by ashjacko » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:17 pm

Hi guys!

These bullet tips were found on a Victorian/WWI/WWII shooting range and I wondered what they were and a rough age please?

So many of them look the same and I think they have 3 rings on and are very heavy and thick though some of the are mostly hollow and others have a solid red filling.

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Re: Bullets for ID

Post by fred » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:22 pm

Possibly 53 Enfield bullets or it's successor the Snider bullet. The ones with clay in are Sniders. ::g A measurement of the diameter across the base is pretty critical for IDing bullets.
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Re: Bullets for ID

Post by ashjacko » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:27 pm

fred wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:22 pm
Possibly 53 Enfield bullets or it's successor the Snider bullet. The ones with clay in are Sniders. ::g A measurement of the diameter across the base is pretty critical for IDing bullets.
I searched that and lots of motorcycles came up lol.

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Re: Bullets for ID

Post by fred » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:06 pm

ashjacko wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:27 pm
fred wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:22 pm
Possibly 53 Enfield bullets or it's successor the Snider bullet. The ones with clay in are Sniders. ::g A measurement of the diameter across the base is pretty critical for IDing bullets.
I searched that and lots of motorcycles came up lol.
:D

I generally find that the firing areas and adjacent areas are more productive for artifacts than the butts. ::g
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Re: Bullets for ID

Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:35 pm

.577 Patern 1853 Enfield, or the slightly later Enfield Snider. Any time from 1853-71. ::g

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Re: Bullets for ID

Post by ashjacko » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:45 pm

Thank you all so much!

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