Jun 11th 2010, 23:48:20
It has two small, oval-shaped holes in the side of the surface of the bullet, one under the other, and I can see what looks like lead cylinders behind the holes.
I brushed it off with an old toothbrush, and I found these inscriptions on it:
"Reliable" in cursive writing, then under that:
"CAT No 81" ( the 81 may or may not be a partial number)
then "8 SOL"
then the numbers "050" which I assume measures the caliber of the bullet.
As you can tell, I know very little about guns and bullets. I'm wanting to know what gun this bullet most likely went into, and the meaning of CAT and SOL. I know if I can find a major in nuclear engineering in Earth's IRC, then I can find someone who's into weapons.
EDIT: I just noticed it has some sort of grooves in what I think is the front of the bullet, but these grooves aren't spiraled; they go straight down the bullet. Not sure if a gun barrel with spiraled rifling produces straight grooves on the bullets they fire or not.