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load of balls

Post by knotalot » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:15 pm

hi all/
I thought perhaps some of you just like Allectus :)) would like to see this load of musket balls i have found over the years before i take them to the scrappie
:( but WE have decided MY shed thats the one with the up and over door would make a good garage for the car ;;z
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Re: load of balls

Post by cantona1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:22 pm

Now, I like musket balls but HOW many is that???

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Re: load of balls

Post by knotalot » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:28 pm

cantona1 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:22 pm
Now, I like musket balls but HOW many is that???
Best part of several :)) approx 3000
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Re: load of balls

Post by Swany » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:38 pm

Mate, you have some balls there, I would say don't scrap them, I like them ::g

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Re: load of balls

Post by knotalot » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:47 pm

Swany wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:38 pm
Mate, you have some balls there, I would say don't scrap them, I like them ::g
It`s either scrap them or with >:P her >:P so i will be the first one at the scrap yard tomorrow sorry

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Re: load of balls

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:02 pm

Ohhhh your wife is cruel. Very cruel. Couldn’t you pretend you scrapped them and just hide them somewhere?

A hole in the corner of the garden maybe and dig them up again later? For the musket balls not her (just in case anyone was misunderstanding my suggestion ;)) )
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Re: load of balls

Post by knotalot » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:26 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:02 pm
Ohhhh your wife is cruel. Very cruel. Couldn’t you pretend you scrapped them and just hide them somewhere?

A hole in the corner of the garden maybe and dig them up again later? For the musket balls not her (just in case anyone was misunderstanding my suggestion ;)) )
she tell`s me that she must pop into town tomorrow and if I would like to go along (read order) we could kill two birds with one stone and drop off my lead as we pass the scrappie
next suggestion Oxgirl

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Re: load of balls

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:45 pm

knotalot wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:26 pm
Oxgirl36 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:02 pm
Ohhhh your wife is cruel. Very cruel. Couldn’t you pretend you scrapped them and just hide them somewhere?

A hole in the corner of the garden maybe and dig them up again later? For the musket balls not her (just in case anyone was misunderstanding my suggestion ;)) )
she tell`s me that she must pop into town tomorrow and if I would like to go along (read order) we could kill two birds with one stone and drop off my lead as we pass the scrappie
next suggestion Oxgirl
Oh she’s a clever woman. Does she play chess? I bet she’d have most people at check mate in about 3 moves.

Gawd right option one - you need to put them into a receptical that has an exact twin (think two boxes the same) and ‘accidentally’ pick up the wrong one. Not really very convincing though :-L

Or, better idea, you need to tell her you have been contacted by the local history society and either do give them to them (or your local museum) or then find time to hide them and pretend they were picked up. Or tell her you’ll give them to the school (playing both the education and children cards) - just don’t let on about lead poisoning x;

And then, for gawd sake, hide everything else you care about so you don’t need to lie anymore. Could you build a mezzanine level for storage in your mancave garage? Or hide things in the loft next time she goes out?
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Re: load of balls

Post by Macroman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 am

Hey!....that looks like an English cival war site..well done ,but the "tones"must have got a bit monotonous !!..lol..well searched and 100% for your persistence..good hunting.. ::g

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Re: load of balls

Post by Easylife » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:51 am

Cars like to live outside in the fresh air. And then there's all that extra opening and closing of the garage door to be done. The novelty will surely soon wear off, wont it? x; and you will have your mancave garage back. Tell her you can't scrap them yet because someone (Allectus) might want to add them to his personal highly cherished musket ball collection and would be so upset to hear if they had been scrapped. :D
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Re: load of balls

Post by redwulf500 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:39 am

bang them on evil bay in smaller lots , i have had a pound each in the past... -=+:-P

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Re: load of balls

Post by Lowland » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:35 am

Wow.
You could cook them up in the back garden and make your own ingots.
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Re: load of balls

Post by chip » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:55 am

Start casting and painting your own lead soldiers and sell them on eBay.
Do you live anywhere near bisley, if so buy a musket.
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Re: load of balls

Post by StevesDetecting1863 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:09 pm

People are selling old Musket balls on Ebay some at £25 each, why not sell them there packs of 10 or 20 for like a fiver each im sure you will get takers.

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Re: load of balls

Post by Allectus » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 pm

Aaaaargh! I feel ill! :8 :8 :8
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Re: load of balls

Post by chip » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:48 pm

Need an update on the whereabouts of knotalots balls.
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Re: load of balls

Post by knotalot » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:53 am

chip wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:48 pm
Need an update on the whereabouts of knotalots balls.
They are being held on remand by her indoors at the moment until she looks into the feasibility (not cost) of having them set in clear epoxy casting resin to make a garden seat or table :-/ I told her it will need legs like Stonehenge :))
Thank`s for looking ::g

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Re: load of balls

Post by knotalot » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:15 am

StevesDetecting1863 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:09 pm
People are selling old Musket balls on Ebay some at £25 each, why not sell them there packs of 10 or 20 for like a fiver each im sure you will get takers.
Sounds good Steve but it now looks like the only reason i shall be on ebay will be to buy epoxy resin
thanks Knotalot ::g

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Re: load of balls

Post by knotalot » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:55 am

Macroman wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 am
Hey!....that looks like an English cival war site..well done ,but the "tones"must have got a bit monotonous !!..lol..well searched and 100% for your persistence..good hunting.. ::g
I was detecting on a field a couple of weeks after there had been a rally on it when i found a musket ball after removing it i checked the hole still got a signal dug a little more and found a Richard 111 halfgroat,hence the reason i have somewhere close to 3000 musket balls because from that day i promised myself i would always dig them ::g most of them have come off a permission of mine which they call the deer park and lay like it may have been a target range Thanks for looking


by the way upto today i have never ever found anything else in the hole other than another musket ball ;;z

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Re: load of balls

Post by Easylife » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:08 am

knotalot wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:55 am

By the way upto today i have never ever found anything else in the hole other than another musket ball ;;z
Your fate is cleary sealed to be the keeper of the musket ball archive. :)) To scrap them is at your peril. :-SS
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Re: load of balls

Post by bazzerhut » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:53 am

Have you counted them? (And worked out how many hours of your life you spent digging them all up?)

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Re: load of balls

Post by chip » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:30 am

knotalot wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:53 am
chip wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:48 pm
Need an update on the whereabouts of knotalots balls.
They are being held on remand by her indoors at the moment until she looks into the feasibility (not cost) of having them set in clear epoxy casting resin to make a garden seat or table :-/ I told her it will need legs like Stonehenge :))
Thank`s for looking ::g
I did think of a table when I first saw your post, but did not think of using resin.
Because your picture of your musket balls reminded me of this coin table I saw on Garretts website.
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Re: load of balls

Post by stjimmy1980 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:00 pm

definately get more £££ breaking them down into lots and chucking them on eBay.
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Re: load of balls

Post by knotalot » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:12 am

stjimmy1980 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:00 pm
definately get more £££ breaking them down into lots and chucking them on eBay.
yes i will probably do that if i am allowed too but i must say i have been looking at penny floors, tables, and coasters on the net and now i am warming to the idea of perhaps making a epoxy table for the garden using bits and pieces that i have collected over the years, i will have to get a table or board of the right size and lay a few copper/silver coins/broken brooches/ buckles/buttons/shoties/ring pulls etc and of cause a odd musket ball or two and see what it looks like and if her indoors gives me a hand i might pop in a love token or two l;.

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