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My brother bought a bunch of bullet casting and reloading stuff from an auction. This one is a big’un. 

 

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6 minutes ago, NPTim said:

.58 miné ball?

Oh, way bigger. It is only a couple of mm smaller than the diameter of that quarter, which is around 24mm, or just shy of an inch. The projectile weighs almost 3 ounces. 

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That would indeed leave a mark...at both ends. 

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Posted (edited)

Stopping rifle slug.  Probably 4 or 6 gauge.

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Posted (edited)

~24mm would be 95 caliber. Maybe an 80 cal musket? Seems the British used a 62 or 69 cal for some time in the day.

10Ga slug is ~.775. Just over 19.5 mm

It will be interesting if someone comes upi with a real answer, and not just a guess.

 

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I bet that's a .69 caliber Minie bullet.  Those look like Tamisier grooves. .69 cailber would be about 18 mm.

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4 minutes ago, Wyzz Kydd said:

I bet that's a .69 caliber Minie bullet.  Those look like Tamisier grooves. .69 cailber would be about 18 mm.

About right!  The used to launch some big ones.

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11 minutes ago, Wyzz Kydd said:

I bet that's a .69 caliber Minie bullet.  Those look like Tamisier grooves. .69 cailber would be about 18 mm.

It’s bigger than that. 

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32 minutes ago, Dric902 said:

Didn’t some of the muskets use a .75 caliber

Brown Bess was .72-.75 but smooth bore. Never shot a flanged ball like that. 
 

Could have been from one of the big game muzzle load rifles. Those went up to 1 inch. 

I would like to know the exact diameter and weight. 

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I've seen guys shoot stuff like that from homemade cannons. I have not idea if that that is what it's for, they made custom molds and everything was pretty much set up for each individual cannon.

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The bullet is just over 21mm, or a little over .82 of an inch.

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52 minutes ago, Batesmotel said:

Cannons are GOOD!

40mm. 1 pound 7 ounces. 10,062 grains. 

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That’s a big one.

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Dang. and I don't much like shooting the .45/70 anymore, and you guys are out where with twice the diameter.

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1 hour ago, Eric said:

The bullet is just over 21mm, or a little over .82 of an inch.

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This bulletin is almost exactly 8-gauge(.835”). It may well be an 8-gauge shotgun slug.

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Those would look good going through some antifa and blm terrorists. 

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13 hours ago, Batesmotel said:

Cannons are GOOD!

40mm. 1 pound 7 ounces. 10,062 grains. 

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Dang. I couldn't afford lube for that thing, much less powder.

Oops, where have I heard that before?

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8 hours ago, Hook said:

Those would look good going through some antifa and blm terrorists. 

Make it  a tracer in that case.

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