Unusual lead bullet ?

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Dave The Slave
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This came up next signal after a musket ball.
Have dug Martini-Henry rounds on a rifle range before but not come across a pointy round like this before, assuming it is a bullet with those cannular rings.
Weighs in at 40grams/ 1.5 ounces, diameter 18mm, length 28mm.
Appears to be a 7 and possibly a 6 preceding that stamped on the base.
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Any thoughts appreciated.
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I have to say it doesn't strike me as a bullet...it looks like it would be unstable in flight due to being rear heavy, and it's also extremely big for a bullet as well...Will be interested to see what others say...
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Shotgun slug maybe?
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It looks to have rifling marks and this picture popped up on the web. Bottom left and mid right.
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your bore size looks about right for the Baker rifle (Pattern 1800 infantry rifle) - but you'll need an expert.
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Dave The Slave wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:56 pm assuming it is a bullet with those cannular rings.
Can't think what else would have them, Dave. Unusual find, chap :thumbsup:
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Spoke to Robert Tilney from the Antiques Roadshow yesterday, after having sent photos of the bullet ?
Lead slug from the 1880`s, fired from a shotgun. favoured by Game Hunters.
Very interesting chap to speak to.
He was discussing the Aircraft Control room clock, on this weeks AR.
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