My daughter found this hidden in laundry room

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Mike I've restored old Mussel Loaders. The oldest 1711 French flint lock. It came into the shop with patch ball. It probable had been in the gun over a hundred years.
I did another early 1800s FL that had a patched ball. It's not unusual to find a ball in these old guns. I have one I didn't shoot after turkey season with a turkey load in it. I removed the hammer .
 
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