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Minie Ball ... but what type ?

Article about: Detected one Minie Ball 25.93 mm 1.02 inch in length 14.54 mm 0.57 inch caliber 4 grooves What type of Minie is it ? Year is 1850-1860 ? Ottoman Empire is in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Austria

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    Default Minie Ball ... but what type ?

    Detected one Minie Ball
    25.93 mm 1.02 inch in length
    14.54 mm 0.57 inch caliber
    4 grooves

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    What type of Minie is it ?
    Year is 1850-1860 ?

    Ottoman Empire is in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    Austria is attacking soon... in 1878

    What guns - rifles can fire this bullet from that era in Europe ?

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    Enfield P1853 and various short rifles/carbines of related patterns used .577 cal projectiles, .58 cal was used in a wide variety of US and European rifles of the period including Austrian, French and Saxon weapons.

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