This type of musketball mould was made pre-1830 or earlier and would have been used during that time.
An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each handle is a semi-spherical mould. When brought together the moulds create a complete sphere, except for a small circular opening where the 2 moulds meet. This hole is where molten lead would be poured into the mould. The mould was used to make the balls that were fired from muskets.
It is dark brown-black in colour and 6 1/4 inches in length. The mould itself is 1.5 cm in diameter. The number 19 is stamped into one of the arms.
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