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    Boolit Bub
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    Weird looking bullet

    I've never seen a bullet like this before wondering if someone can help identify it?
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    Boolit Buddy
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    looks like a 38/30 which is 38 special necked down to 30 caliber.

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    No neck
    All shiny
    stencil on the side
    Looks like a novelty item or a toy
    Does it have a headstamp?

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    Is it made of lead or lead coated with something ?

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    That I'm not sure a friend of mine sent me the picture and wanted to know if it was real, she did send another pic and no head stamp but looks like it has a primer and looks as if it's crimped at the bullet she said it weighs like a bullet. I've just never seen one like it before wondered if y'all could help identify it.

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    My guess is, it screws apart and holds pills.

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    Definitely looks like a novelty or advertising item.

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    Look like something from a gas station. Unscrew the bullet.

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    May be one ounce of silver?

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    It'd help to have some measurements for case/shoulder length, and the different diameters.

    Maybe not as detailed as the case pictures in a loading book, but something more to go on than the one picture.
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    Looks like a cigarette lighter to me once you figure out how to pop the top open.

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    It certainly doesn't appear to be a real cartridge, at least based upon the one photo. Is that a gap I spy, between the "projectile" and the case mouth?

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