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Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:52 am

Hi all
Here's a photo of lead bullets/balls found so far on a variety of fields.
Some have hit targets square on and made a real mess.
Thanks for having a look.
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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by meadowman » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:59 am

Quite various range there, all gave a diggable signal I bet >:P

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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:02 am

Not half!
Was amazed to see air rifle pellets come up.
They gave a tiny little bright ping with the gmaxxp.
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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Resurgam » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 am

An interesting little selection you have there lowland. One of my regular beaches is almost totally littered with WWII projectiles but even there I find the occasional air-gun pellet.

I was, at one time, finding very small non-ferrous metallic cones and couldn't for the life of me decide what they were. It turned out that the little cones come from inside the tips of copper jacketed .30 and .303 projectiles and form part of the ballistic balance system.

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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by fred » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:28 am

Unusual selection in that very few could conceivably have been for civilian use i.e. hunting. Looks like people in your parts have been being unpleasant to each other for a long while! :D

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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:38 am

Resurgam wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 am
An interesting little selection you have there lowland. One of my regular beaches is almost totally littered with WWII projectiles but even there I find the occasional air-gun pellet.

I was, at one time, finding very small non-ferrous metallic cones and couldn't for the life of me decide what they were. It turned out that the little cones come from inside the tips of copper jacketed .30 and .303 projectiles and form part of the ballistic balance system.

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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:45 am

fred wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:28 am
Unusual selection in that very few could conceivably have been for civilian use i.e. hunting. Looks like people in your parts have been being unpleasant to each other for a long while! :D
Round here it's aye been a hazardous place to live.
Marching armies,looting pillaging- English, Scots and your neighbours sometimes.
(The reivers stand out )
The court justice reports from way back make interesting reading...some of these blighters would kill your menfolk ,have your livestock,bedsheets and pie that was cooling off the back window.
Quiet at the moment though.....there is a hint of civil war in the air again methinks.
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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Koala » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:11 pm

Anything bullet shaped has to be post 1850

Nice wide selection.

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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Dave The Slave » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:19 pm

Hi,
Like what you have done by having all the projectile finds for a season in one photo, not something I have thought of doing. Probably have 7 or 8 musket balls,10 x 303 bullets , plus cases and a couple of other bullets but no lead bullets, from last season. All kept together in a box for projectiles but I do like the idea of a group photo.
Assume you must have found a few bullet cases as well. Reading the headstamps and getting the info is interesting, always trying to get that older year of manufacture. Did manage to find one pre WW1, which disappointed me at the time due to no dating No`s, then found out they only did this from April 1907, which was when C cordite was dropped from the case marking. Date stamps were for the financial year rather than calendar year.
You`re probably going to go and check your headstamps now.
Thanks for your photo, very interesting.
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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:31 pm

Dave The Slave wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Hi,
Like what you have done by having all the projectile finds for a season in one photo, not something I have thought of doing. Probably have 7 or 8 musket balls,10 x 303 bullets , plus cases and a couple of other bullets but no lead bullets, from last season. All kept together in a box for projectiles but I do like the idea of a group photo.
Assume you must have found a few bullet cases as well. Reading the headstamps and getting the info is interesting, always trying to get that older year of manufacture. Did manage to find one pre WW1, which disappointed me at the time due to no dating No`s, then found out they only did this from April 1907, which was when C cordite was dropped from the case marking. Date stamps were for the financial year rather than calendar year.
You`re probably going to go and check your headstamps now.
Thanks for your photo, very interesting.
Cheers, ::g
Hiya
Thanks for taking the time to look
I'm thinking of framing them up,need to speak to a framer see if it's possible?!
As for headstamps....reminds me of when I started out I found literally hundreds of blank World War Two cases in a wood.
Many unfired.
Sometimes buried in pits...
All dated 1942/43
Ever since then on the top of every little hillock around for miles there they are.
Along with the winged bits of mortar withe fins on
I presume the big army training camp not too far away was responsible.
Must've been a helluva racket on firing day.
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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Dave The Slave » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:52 pm

Unfired buried in pits , sounds amazing. At least you found them.
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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:06 pm

Dave The Slave wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:52 pm
Unfired buried in pits , sounds amazing. At least you found them.
Cheers,
Dave.
There will still be loads up in that wood!
The loch near the army camp has in places crunchy feeling bits underfoot.
It's all spent casings!
Not far away a marshy bit that was due to be developed was full of ordnance of various descriptions.
Only came to light when work started!
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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Dave The Slave » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:51 pm

Sounds brilliant, shame I live on the South Coast.
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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by leslie(nova scotia) » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Nice array of finds....3 ringers look great!

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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:04 pm

Dave The Slave wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Sounds brilliant, shame I live on the South Coast.
Book a holiday lad.
Will show you where all the tin cans are to be found round here.
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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:07 pm

leslie(nova scotia) wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:57 pm
Nice array of finds....3 ringers look great!
Thanks!
The three ring one is a funny looking thing.
Very long.
It's those big ones in the middle that have hit something solid that get me.
What a mess they would make.
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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by fred » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:12 pm

Dave The Slave wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Sounds brilliant, shame I live on the South Coast.
The south coast is stuffed to the gunnels with interesting ordnance? ::g

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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Arch Stanton » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 am

Being a keen rifle shooter as well as a detectorist, I just love finding bullets and projectiles, and especially love musket balls. I will never tire of finding them, so I am very jealous of your haul - they would look great set out in a display case. Nice one!
I've done the 'buckle boogie', the 'musket-ball mambo' and even the 'silver shuffle', but sadly still no 'gold dance'. You're really gonna know it when you see it though!

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Re: Projectiles 6 months in

Post by Lowland » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:51 pm

Arch Stanton wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 am
Being a keen rifle shooter as well as a detectorist, I just love finding bullets and projectiles, and especially love musket balls. I will never tire of finding them, so I am very jealous of your haul - they would look great set out in a display case. Nice one!
Hi...love the enthusiasm!
I'm Always happy to dig any old bullets/balls.
Need to work out a good way to frame them.
There's no point finding all this stuff for it to sit in a box.
Cheers for havin a look...
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