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    Hi some more early rifled musket bullets the three on the left are all .69 cal two are solid lead probably locally made the other is a pritchett design minie ball with the iron plug in place,second in from right is a damaged but original two groove minie ball in .702 cal the last one on the right is from a converted 750 cal smoothbore musket to 758 cal rifled musket for naval use it has 4 very shallow grooves on the side
    Hope this is of some interest


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    I often find these on the beach. Is there any way of finding what the number 4 and dot in the bullet's base signify?

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    A list of exactly what the numerals and letters (in the base cavity of .577 Enfield and Snider bullets) relate to has never surfaced, to my knowledge. It is generally accepted though, that they refer to the machine in which they were pressed. The Anderson bullet press left these marks presumably for quality control reasons. Sometimes the calibre of the bullet is stamped in the base instead of machine number.

 

 
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