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The beginning of the town

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« on: February 27, 2009, 09:32:16 pm »

A friend of mine has kindly given me these lead balls/ bullets/shot that he has recently found in Featherstone. After taking them to Pontefract museum he is informed they are about 1700. The large ball is part of shot used in a blunderbuss. I wouldn’t like to feel 20 fired at once. The medium size pair are from a rifle. The small single ball is from a pistol. The balls are heavy and the marks from the moulds can still be seen. The balls have scratches on them. Apparently they are either marks made from the gun barrel or rats teeth when the dead body was eaten.

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