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NukEvil

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Jun 11th 2010, 23:48:20

I was digging a trench to bury a cable, and I found what looks like a spent rifle bullet. It seems to be in all right condition, despite however long it was in the ground.

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.

Thanks.


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.

Edited By: NukEvil on Jun 11th 2010, 23:51:50
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NukEvil

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Jun 12th 2010, 4:17:46

Then again, it may be some sort of line sinker...dunno really.
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Jun 12th 2010, 13:56:54

It's not a bullet that I'm familiar with... at least, not from the description. Though I doubt there's anyone in the world that can identify all bullets.

Would you be able to post a picture?

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Hellz X

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Jun 12th 2010, 16:13:44

The grooves on the front of the bullet are there to hold the bullet itself to the casing.

(I'm assuming you only found the spend casing, and not the bullet)
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Jun 12th 2010, 17:30:07

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mrford

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Jun 12th 2010, 17:54:36

A picture would be good

and there is no way you found the actual slug win all that writing

has to be the shell. No one puts that much writing on a projectile
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Jun 12th 2010, 18:05:40

killers put tgt's name on it. :P
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NukEvil

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Jun 12th 2010, 18:11:47

I dunno; it's kinda heavy. I'm seriously thinking it's a line sinker. It's about 4 inches long, and I think it's too heavy to be a shell.


http://i25.photobucket.com/.../c70/NukEvil/whatisit.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/...c70/NukEvil/whatisit2.jpg

Edited By: NukEvil on Jun 12th 2010, 18:13:37
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mrford

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Jun 12th 2010, 18:19:55

Lol

most def not a bullet

and marshal, you watch too many movies. Any writing on the actual bullet would completly mess up the aero characteristics by creating drag and if deep enough a low pressure pocket pulling it off course

looks like a line sinker probably nuke
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Jun 12th 2010, 18:23:26

Bah...who puts the word "Reliable", in cursive, on a line sinker? What's so reliable about a chunk of lead? "Oh, I'm guaranteed to make your line sink into a body of water." What?
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Jun 12th 2010, 18:25:40

Could be the brand? I'm not saying it is a sinker, but that's what it looks like

I am 100% sure it's not a bullet though
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Jun 12th 2010, 19:21:05

i messed up the other day. I had an old lawn mower my mom gave me to use this winter ( snowblower attachment) while mine was being fixed. She didn't want it anymore and it was taking up too much space in my garage so i listed it on craig's list. I got a text from someone asking if i was interested in trading a rifle for it. I waited 2 days and text him back asking for more info. He said it was a sks 7.62 x 39. two days later i asked for more about it as there are many different types. To those who don't know the sks is a pre ak-47 model, machine gun, favored by the reds. He text back saying that he just sold it and it was a yukslovian model with the grenade launcher attached. retailed for around 500, and i was asking 350.
might have been hard to find the grenade amo, but would have made a nice toy.
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Jun 12th 2010, 19:35:23

More like illegal to find the grenade ammo other than powder rounds
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Jun 12th 2010, 20:10:25

doubt you would have found grenade ammo's for that in us nor elsewhere, if you had tried to buy you could have ended in fed. prison.
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Jun 12th 2010, 20:37:10

U can have powder rounds

but for explosive rounds, silencers, and other stuff like that I need a advanced liscense usually needing approval from the sherrif himself.
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Jun 13th 2010, 3:41:37

the grenade launcher on an sks is just a tube that attaches in lieu of a bayonet lug where a grenade could be attached and launched by firing a regular round. Its a WWII design, not t he self propelled kind of grenade as seen on something modern like an M-4.

$500 is pretty high for an SKS

Nuke, there is no scale on those pictures, if the item is less then 2-3 inches then it is probably a sinker for fishing. If it is a lot longer, it may be an old window counter-weight.
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Jun 16th 2010, 6:34:05

nuke - I think you're correct. That's an old 50's or 60's lead line sinker, I think (pictures are kinda crappy, but it looks exactly like the ones I have). Most likely the little nub at the top at one point in time had a lead loop attached to it which has since broken off.

I inherited a tackle box from my grandfather after he passed several years ago, and there was about 2 dozen of those things in there. I seem to remember that the 2 indentations are something to do with air pockets and allowing the sinker to sink straight down. Scale wouldn't matter much, as they made them all the way from about 1/2 inch to 3 inches (1 gram - 56 grams, in my box)

llaar

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Jun 23rd 2010, 20:51:47

i just got a norinco SKS last fall actually...

500 is definitely too high to pay

and all sks shoot 7.62 rounds, same as AK

its a different rifle, and not a 'pre-AK'

and that image is definitely not a bullet...

llaar

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Jun 23rd 2010, 20:56:18

as for what you found:

http://www.lakemichiganangler.com/...os/lead_pencil_sinker.jpg

look like that kinda doesn't it?

thats a lead pencil sinker for fishing...

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Jun 25th 2010, 0:03:43

llaar wins the boobies prize

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Jun 25th 2010, 1:01:57

its a multiverse sun capturin like device
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Jun 26th 2010, 3:26:50

BOOBIES! *chases nowie*
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Jun 28th 2010, 1:07:00

Got this from googles :

[PDF]
412031.F01 BB 3/6
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Figure 8 Compression Ground Rod Tap Connector. Dimensions (In.) Cat. No. A Ground Rod. B Cable Range .... 6 SOL. - 4 STR. 8 SOL.-8 STR. BG OR e. B58CR. G. I. BC46-BB. 6 SOL. - 4 STR. 6 SOL.-6 STR. .... Satisfies requirements of NEC250-81 and ... Provides a permanent, reliable connection. Uses ...