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On the topic of old paper cartridges, on the shore of a lake, I recently found what I think is an old .36 or .38 caliber bullet.

.357 inches base diameter (slightly out of round)
.75 inches long
101.7 grains

The depression in the base is a spherical bowl. Looks like this bullet was formed by swaging. There is a small rectangular tab at the base and what looks like a second, deformed rectangular tab 180 degrees from the first tab.

The absence of ridges or evidence of crimping marks makes me think it could be the bullet from a paper cartridge. So far I've no luck identifying this bullet. Perhaps it will look familiar to someone on this list?


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