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« on: September 21, 2009, 03:49:35 pm »
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 Hi All,
I have been searching through the musket balls that I found over the years, and have come up with another that I forgot about.
this ball contains the remains of a "gun flint" when I first found it I didn't realise what it was ,and the piece of flint was bigger I made the mistake of trying to remove it only then did I realise after I broke it that it was too square to be a ground impact, I like to think it struck a soldiers gun as he was trying to draw a bead on the enemy....
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 03:54:40 pm »
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Interesting but there may be another explanation. The ball would be more misshapen if it struck a gun so my theory is that the flint was embedded on purpose to give it a better hand-hold purchase when using it to start a campfire. Looks like the ball was split and clamped shut over the flint to me.

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 07:52:56 pm »
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That is strange.

Have never seen anything like that.

Thanks fer sharin,

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