Small Arms Musket Ball - 1700's

Small Arms Musket Ball

1700's

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Includes info cards and Certificate of Authenticity.

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Origin: These small arms musket balls come from the collections of metal detectorists in New England and Europe. They date back to the 18th to 19th centuries, and have been verified authentic by the History Hoard team.

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Battles, duels, and defense: the legacy of the flintlock.

Armies, navies, pirates, and even commoners—all had to rely on a trusty side arm in the 1700's.

The weapon of the day was the flintlock pistol, used both in the military and for self defense. Though they weren't very accurate (or powerful, or quick), they were portable.

Whether you were a military man, a pirate scurrying below decks, or just a regular citizen with a small firearm for protection, these compact flintlocks were essential.

And they all fired musket balls just like the one's you see here.

These musket balls were recovered on historic grounds around the world, and are the type of munitions used during the 18th and early 19th centuries. They are a variety of smaller calibers, mostly .64 and below.

Check out our Brown Bess musket ball for a larger example!

Frequently Asked Questions

Blackbears

The pirate Blackbeard battles the British navy, flintlock pistol in hand.

About the Flintlock

A "flintlock" is a type of firing mechanism used in early pistols, rifles, and muskets. It operated by striking a piece of flint against steel to make a spark, which in turn ignited the gunpowder inside the barrel.

Flintlock weaponry was the staple of armies around the world from the early 17th to mid 19th centuries. They were eventually replaced by percussion cap mechanisms, before they too were replaced by the cartridge mechanism of modern day weaponry.

Flintlock
Flintlock

A flintlock mechanism.

Your order will include:

  • One 18th - 19th century small caliber musket ball
  • Glass top leather display box
  • Detail card with relevant information about the relic
  • Certificate of Authenticity
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History Hoard relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about the History Hoard Promise. 

Lead Warning: These musket balls are cast from lead, and as such require careful handling. Please use gloves if you intend to handle this relic. California Prop 65: Lead is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Your Certificate of Authenticity is more than just a piece of paper—it's a promise to you.

When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.

Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.

Check out this video to see the most basic things we look for when authenticating coins:

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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.

Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.

While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.

History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.

No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.

You can find our complete FAQ section here.