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Old 05-08-2015, 02:29 PM   #1
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anybody know what this is?

I'm taking apart an old stone fence along the side of our property and found this buried inside. It weighs about 15 to 20 lbs and is about 12" long. Hole on the side is countersunk. Fence has been there for a few hundred years, no idea when this went in. I thought maybe a sounding weight as we're close to the St. Lawrence river but anything I googled didn't quite match.

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Old 05-08-2015, 02:32 PM   #2
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:43 PM   #3
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If its Iron, it could be a ship's mortar if the bore is all the way to the breach (can't tell from the photo) and the side holes are not all the way through.
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:48 PM   #4
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Figure it's lead as it's really heavy for the size and iron would be really rusty by now. Bottom hole and side go all the way through.
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Old 05-08-2015, 03:23 PM   #5
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Try here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/whatisthisthing/

It never ceases to amaze me how quick they figure it out.
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:04 PM   #6
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I'll give it a shot, thanks!
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:09 AM   #7
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Looks like a giant fishing weight curious what you find out about it
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:00 PM   #8
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I will buy this from you. How much do you want for it.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:14 PM   #9
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Is it a bell?
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:48 PM   #10
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Looks like a baby cannon
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:40 PM   #11
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Is it a small mortar or howitzer?
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:55 PM   #12
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Is it a bell?
Hey, maybe the clapper out of a really big bell?
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Old 05-09-2015, 03:19 PM   #13
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It's a dickfor.


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Old 05-09-2015, 03:20 PM   #14
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Can't be a clapper .... I don't think .... it's hollow inside .... I need to google this. Will advise.

Hmmmm, looks like a mini cannon but there's a hole in the bottom as well as the side and no way to hold it.
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It's a dickfor.


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what's a dickfor is it like a henway?
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