Backyarchaeology: Bullet Time

It’s been awhile since our infamously fascinating backyard has given up another tidbit of its mystery/history,  but today’s find marks one of the more intriguing in that I’m fairly certain during a long overdue raking session this morning I unearthed the above-pictured hunk of lead whose size and shape seems indicative of a bullet and whose damaged point leads me to believe it was fired. As in from a gun.

Being nothing of a ballistician I can only guess at the caliber of the projectile. A .38 or .357 mayhaps?

But the bigger question is what might have prompted its launch and at what or whom was it fired?

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."