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Cindy, a comment and a correction.

October 05, 2020 01:55AM avatar
Brian, 'zincoln', gave you the likely correct description of it being a .50 Cal. BMG (Browning Machine Gun) cartridge case. Without seeing any head-stamp we can't be positive, but by the photo it does appear to be so.

Now to the correction. you didn't find a 'Bullet.' You found a Cartridge Case or also called a Shell Casing. The 'Bullet' would be the projectile that is expended from the entire Cartridge upon firing. If you found a fully-loaded 'round' or 'Cartridge' it would include the Cartridge Case and the Bullet, and internally the powder needed to fire the round, the Bullet, towards an intended target.

As for why it was in the old park, that's one of those frequent mysteries we have in this great sport, but quite possibly it was maybe a "show-and-tell" type item someone had and lost. It is one of those big-size rounds that wouldn't have been for squirrel hunting in those park settings a hundred or so years ago.


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NWCindy 530 October 04, 2020 07:31PM

Cindy, a comment and a correction.

Monte 387 October 05, 2020 01:55AM

Dan'o nailed it

zincoln 401 October 04, 2020 09:08PM

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NWCindy 387 October 04, 2020 09:47PM

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NWCindy 377 October 04, 2020 09:49PM

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Dan'o 414 October 04, 2020 07:37PM

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