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Author Topic: Thoughts on this Hanoverian bullet.  (Read 689 times)

mgmradio

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Thoughts on this Hanoverian bullet.
« on: February 04, 2018, 10:25:08 PM »
Just found this Hanoverian bullet in a fort here in Arizona that was occupied by Dragoon, Infantry and artillery troups from 1857-1861. The diameter is .555-.574 in. Haven't weighed it yet. Can't find a listing on this size one.

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Re: Thoughts on this Hanoverian bullet.
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 08:13:48 PM »
Very nice. Love the Gardner. Nice patina on it.
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Re: Thoughts on this Hanoverian bullet.
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 06:46:32 AM »
great find, congratulations

Jim T

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Re: Thoughts on this Hanoverian bullet.
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 10:59:09 AM »
Much like Dimmick rifle bullets, these will be found in almost any diameter for their specific rifle.  The diameter of the round itself will be smaller than the bore of its weapon because they are designed for muzzle loading tige rifles.  These rifles employed a strong "pillar" at the breech upon which the solid bullet was rammed/hammered to cause expansion into the grooves.  Expansion prior to firing as opposed to the minnie ball principle of expanding during firing.  Cool bullet, possibly from Mexican service?

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Re: Thoughts on this Hanoverian bullet.
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 08:45:37 AM »
Hi Jim,
  There was no Mexican army action in the aria. If not used by a US soldier, then I would suspect a settler.