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Lead...Pewter.....don't think it's Silver, or Junk?

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Posted 7 years ago


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Any idea what this is, found it while cleaning out a house, I am thinking it might be lead or pewter, but I have no idea, any way I can tell or any at home test, it certainly doesn't ping, too bad, but I would still like to identify it, Thank you!

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  1. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    Lead is the softest. That chunk taken out might indicate that.
    Here is a lead bar
  2. Ebay801sportscards, 7 years ago
    Thank you, that mark, which looks like a martini glass, almost looks like something was pressed into the mark to leave it, or maybe it was crudely melted down and made. I know it scratches pretty easy, using a fingernail, so I think you might be right. Great, now I'm getting lead poisoning as we speak.
  3. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    haha. I think you are safe
  4. AmberRose, 7 years ago
    This looks like what my father would use to make lead soldiers. He had hunks of something similar with various "melted or cut pieces" in a big wooden box. He also made bullets for muzzle loaders and that also had a similar look.
    Don't know if that helps but if it is lead, don't eat it :)
  5. Ebay801sportscards, 7 years ago
    Thanks both are probably right, though I'd be lying if I didn't say I was at least hoping it was pewter...instead of a hunk of lead...;)
  6. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 7 years ago
    i really think its my great great grandmas home made bread

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