View Full Version : Bullet age I.D. needed..

11-03-2010, 01:37 PM
I dug this the other day near where a Civil War battle took place, it was about a half mile from where I dug a civil war button..I tried searching online but can't seem to find a match for the bullet, I'm just wondering if its even civlil war related..The penny is just for size.. lol.. Thanks for any help..




11-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Looks like a deer slug from a shot gun shell to me. I'm not sure of its age though. You may want to wait for some more experienced gun guys to confirm it though. We dig a lot of them but the modern ones look a little bit different.

11-03-2010, 04:57 PM
If it is a deer slug I hope its from the 1950's or 60's..The spot where I found it is the same spot the land owner said a famous actor killed a deer in that time frame & no one else has hunted in that area...I think he said it was Yul Brynner, I'll have to ask him for sure next time I see him.. :)

11-03-2010, 05:58 PM
:thinkingabout: well if its any consellation the Slug does bare a slight resemblance to the actor lol lol :poke:

Civil War Nut
01-11-2011, 01:13 AM
:thinkingabout: well if its any consellation the Slug does bare a slight resemblance to the actor lol lol :poke:
I like that one,, and its a deer slug.

01-11-2011, 10:00 PM
looks modern to me .. still a cool find

01-11-2011, 10:16 PM
A good civil war bullet site to bookmark.

Nitro 54
01-15-2011, 04:45 PM
Shot gun slug for me.. You would have to look it up when they came on the market

Ill Digger
01-18-2011, 10:10 PM
I gotta agree with the others.
It looks like a modern shot gun slug.
By the size of it.
I'm guessing 20 gauge, possibly a 16 gauge.
I've never seen a 16 gauge slug before but that's not to say there isn't or wasn't such a thing :dontknow:
Thats my guess....
HH :grin: