Musket Ball Dice

  • Model: SCM-0300

$10.00  $7.50
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Troops on campaign during the French & Indian War (F&I War) were not allowed to gamble nor carry gaming devices. They were, however, allowed and expected to carry extra musketballs, usually in a shot pouch which was normally checked by the heft rather than by looking inside. The troops, knowing this, would take a hammer and carefully flatten the balls, tap in the "pips" with a nail, and hide their "dice" in the shot pouch safe from the Sergeant's eye yet available for a quick game of Hazzard at the camp fire. These "musketball dice" have been recreated just as they were done 200 years ago, hammered from 69 caliber lead balls and pipped with a nail.
Not recommended for children nor for use on a glass topped table.
Price is for a single die.

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 10 January, 2014.