Napoleonic rifle balls.
An example of the element Lead
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Three rounded lead bullets from the Napoleonic wars in Spain 1808 to 1814.
The primary individual firearm during the Napoleonic wars in Spain was the musket but for first time regular army units used the rifle. Some regiments of the expeditionary British army equipped the first models of the Baker rifle. The problem was that after a few shots the barrel had to be cleaned therefore their role was limited to skirmishing and snipering functions. Dragon pistols and pistols were widely used by some Calvary units and the Spanish guerrilla which on top used a variety of all available types of firearms including some of civil use such as carbines, blunderbusses, hunting rifles and shotguns.
Two .625 (16 mm.) cal. bullet from an English Baker rifle type. Weight: 24.2 gr.
One .58 (14.7 mm.) cal. bullet probably from Spanish guerrilla hunting Tulle type rifle Weight: 17 gr.
The one pictured here is one of the larger two in the lot of three I got from this seller.
Source: eBay seller luajam
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 16 April, 2009
Text Updated: 17 April, 2009