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Updated April 20, 2015

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We have finally decided to quit using the McKee & Mason book to reference our bullets. While a great book in its time (1970-1980), it is now well past its prime. While all bullet books will have mistakes, the MM book is full to the brim with mistakes and outdated information. The photographs and the shading of the bullets is horrible. This is especially true in the supplement. This book is full of fired bullets, cut off bullets, modern bullets, misnamed bullets, etc. I have also found the measurements to be off due to the lack of digital calipers during publication of the book. The days of eyeballing a bullet's size on manual calipers are long gone. Quite a few measurements in the book are taken from fired examples or examples that are slightly out of round. With the amount of great bullets on the market today, precise measurements have been recalculated on 99.999% of the known examples.

 

From now on, we will be referencing all of our bullets to the "Round Ball to Rimfire" series by Dean Thomas. In my opinion, these are the best researched bullet/cartridge books on the market and contain way more information than the average lead head can process. Vol. 1 is dedicated to small arms rifle/musket bullets. Vol. II is dedicated to breechloading carbine bullets. Vol. III is dedicated to pistol/revolver ammunition, and Vol. 4 is dedicated to Confederate ammunition of all types. If you are serious about collecting bullets, these books are a great investment. I would also recommend "Percussion Ammunition Packets" by John Malloy, Dean Thomas, and Terry White. If you are just getting into bullet collecting and don't want to spend a fortune I would recommend "A Handbook of Civil War Bullets & Cartridges" by Jim & Dean Thomas. For $12.00 a copy you can't beat the information provided. All of the mentioned books can be purchased directly from Thomas Publications by clicking HERE.

 

We will continue to list high grade bullets on this page. Most inexpensive bullets are available but will no longer be listed. If there is something you are looking for just ask....we probably have it in stock it's just not listed.

Shipping is $4.00 for 1-5 bullets.  Discounts may be given on purchases over $400.00! All of our bullets are 100% authentic. We don't sell painted bullets here!

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Y340     Confederate .577 Enfield

Description: Nice confederate Enfield bullet. This one is marked "57" in the cavity and is an English import.

Measures:    D .566  L 1.041  C .418

Cavity: (57)

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 415-416

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $12.00

Y339     Confederate .577/.58 Gardner Bullet (Raised Dot in Cavity)

Description: Very nice Confederate Gardner Bullet with the raised dot in the cavity!

Measures:    D .577  L 1.042  C .390

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 389-395

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $10.00

Y338     Confederate .577/.58 Bulb Nose Gardner Bullet

Description: Very nice Confederate Gardner bullet with a longer than normal sprue on the nose.

Measures:    D .577  L 1.167  C .392

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 389-395

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Y337     .70 British Rifled Musket P51 (Tower)

Description: Very nice bullet!

Measures:    D .664  L .976  .510

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 590/591

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $45.00

Y336     .69 Rifled Musket (Prussian)

Description: Very nice bullet. These are hard to get with nice skirts!

Measures:    D .670  L 1.125  C .330

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 1 No. 322V

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $30.00

Y335     .56 Colt Revolving Rifle Bullet

Description: Very nice Colt Revolving Rifle bullet with clean seam marks and a nice clean base

Measures:    D .570  L .968 

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 2 No 393

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Y334     .56 Lindner Carbine Bullet

Description: Nice excavated bullet for the Lindner Carbine!

Measures:    D .579  L .921

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 2 No. 444

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $35.00

Y333     60 Bore Sharps Multi-Groove by Gomez & Mills

Description: Nice excavated Sharps multi-groove bullet. This one was clear coated many years ago.

Measures:    D .460  L .794 

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 2 No. 552

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $80.00

Y332    60 Bore Sharps Multi-Groove by Gomez & Mills

Description: Nice excavated Sharps multi-groove bullet. This one was clear coated many years ago and still has the tie-ring string around the base!

Measures:    D .460  L .770 

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 2 No. 552

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $80.00

Y331     Rare Experimental .50 Copper Cased Cartridge Produced at the Frankford Arsenal

Description: Here is a very nice example of a .50 cartridge produced at the Frankford Arsenal. This is an early transitional type and is a tough one to find!

Measures:    L 1.959

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $350.00

Y330     Eley's Needle Gun Cartridge 110 Bore (.31 Caliber)

Description: Nice original paper board cartridge produced by Eley. This one still has the orange label on the base and is in great shape!

Measures:    L 1.312 

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $55.00

Y329     .32 Teat Fire Cartridges (Rounded Teat)

Description: Here is a very nice cartridge for the .32 Moore and National Teat Fire Pistols. This is the rounded teat variety.

Measures:    L 1.265" 

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $30.00

Y328     .32 Teat Fire Cartridges (Flat Teat)

Description: Here are two very nice cartridges for the .32 Moore and National Teat Fire Pistols. Both are in excellent condition.

Measures:    L 1.261" 

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: Left: $30.00 Right: $30.00

Y327     .44 Henry Carbine Cartridges

Description: Here are two non excavated cartridges for the Henry carbine. Non Dug examples are becoming increasingly difficult to find. The one on the left is headstamped "H" and the one on the right has no headstamp. Both cartridges have been chambered and fired but they were duds. Interestingly the one headstamped "H" was fired twice and never went off.

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: Left $45.00 Right $40.00

Y326     .44 Smith & Wesson Martin Primed Cartridge Produced at the Frankford Arsenal

Description: Excellent copper cased cartridge for the early revolvers. This one is Martin primed and is becoming increasingly difficult to find!

Measures:    L 1.463 

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $40.00

Y325     .58 Benet Internal Primed Ball Cartridge for the 1866 Allin Conversion Muskets

Description: Here are four very nice cartridges for the early Allin Conversion Rifles issued in 1866. These would make an excellent condition to any cartridge collection.

Measures:    L 1.707

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $95.00 Each

Y324     .54 Brass Cartridge for the Burnside Carbine

Description: Here are some very nice cartridges for the .54 Carbine. Each one of these was hand selected from a larger grouping and have very minimal denting around the soft brass rim.

Measures:    L 2.359

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $85.00 Each

Y323     .50/70 Benet Primed Ball Cartridges

Description: Excellent grouping of .50/70 cartridges. These were all produced at the Frankford Arsenal and are in excellent shape.

Measures:    L 2.266"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Quantity Available: 5

Price: $35.00 Each

Y322     .52 Sharps Linen Cartridge

Description: Excellent .52 Sharps linen cartridge. This one doesn't have any tears on the outer cartridge.

Measures:    L 2.073 

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $125.00

Y321     .52 Spencer Carbine Cartridge

Description: Excellent non dug example in pristine condition. This is the .52 size meant for Civil War Spencer Carbine

Measures:    L 1.663" 

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $35.00

Y320     .58 Berdan Primed Cartridge for .58 Musket

Description: Here is an excellent .58 Cartridge for the Berdan Conversion Rifles. This one has the longer cartridge casing measuring 2.122" and was meant for a rifle rather than a carbine. This would make a great addition to any large caliber cartridge collection.

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $40.00

Z994    Complete Box of (20) Frankford Arsenal Philadelphia, Pennsylvania .45/70 Cartridges from 1881

Description: Here is an excellent box of .45/70 cartridges produced at the Frankford Arsenal in June of 1881. There are a few small tears on the corners which is common on boxes this old. The top of the box is stamped, "INITIAL VELOCITY. / 1330 FEET. / JUNE 13 1881." This boxed has been wrapped in a cellophane cover for protection. The coloring of the box is excellent and the original pull string is attached. This box would make an excellent addition to any .45 Springfield or general cartridge collection. Finding boxes in good shape is getting harder and harder.

Measures: 5.75" x 2.75" x 1.25"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $240.00 SOLD

Z993     Complete and Unopened Box of 42 .50 Spencer Carbine Cartridges for the Model 1865 Spencer Carbine by Sage Ammunition Works

Description: Here is a very fine unopened pack of (42) Spencer carbine cartridges manufactured by Sage Ammunition Works of Middletown, Conn.. This is the variant with the green label. This label type is unlisted in Dean Thomas's Roundball to Rimfire series. This box has been wrapped in cellophane in order to protect it. The top of the box has three split corners which is common on boxes this old. This would make a fine addition to any Spencer or cartridge collection.

Measures Approximately 4.25" x 4.5" x 1.75"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $695.00 Sale $625.00

Y308     Grouping of 10 Perfect .58 Three Ringers

Description: Here is an excellent group of 10 dropped three ringers recovered from the Shenandoah River. All of these were recovered from the Battle of Cool Spring. All of these bullets were recovered from the water and lack patina due to not being exposed to acids and oxygen. To read more about this battle click here

Recovered: Cool Spring, Va.

Price: $25.00

Y307     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge (No Headstamp)

Description: Nice non excavated cartridge for the model 1865 Spencer carbine. This is a great example of an Indian War cartridge. This one has a dent on the rim and was a misfire.

Measures:    L 1.608

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $20.00

Y306  .40 Maynard Carbine Cartridge

Description: Nice post Civil War cartridge for the Maynard sporting rifle. This is the flat nose variety!

Measures:    L 2.301"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $50.00 SOLD

Y305  .44 Extra Long Rimfire Cartridge Headstamped U

Description: Nice post war cartridge for the Ballard Carbine. This one is lacquered and has writing on it which can be removed.

Measures:    L 2.091

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $15.00 SOLD

Y304     .50 Maynard Carbine Cartridges

Description: Nice non excavated Maynard carbine cartridges. These are the shorter flat nose variety.

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $35.00 Each One Left

Y303     .45 Internally Primed Frankford Arsenal .45 COLT/S&W Cartridges

Description:  Here are a few very nice and minty cartridges which are internally primed. These were produced for the Model 1875 Smith & Wesson Schofield revolver. This was a very popular round and they are becoming harder and harder to find!

Measures:   L 1.449"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $30.00 Each

Y300     Indian War .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge by Sage Ammunition Works

Description:  Here is a very nice .50 Spencer cartridge for the Model 1865 Spencer Carbine. This one is in excellent condition and is headstamped S.A.W. for Sage Ammunition Works.

Measures:  L 1.632

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $30.00

Y299     .58 Internally Primed Cartridge for Early US Cartridge Conversions

Description:  Here is a pristine cartridge for the early US conversion muskets. This one is internally primed and has a pleasing patina all over. These were produced at the Frankford Arsenal and are one of the first internally primed cartridges produced after the Civil War.

Measures:   L 1.706

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $95.00 SOLD

Y319     Confederate .54 Nashville Arsenal Bullet (Often Referred to as the .55 Suhl)

Description: Here is another very nice bullet. This one has a clear cut mark on the nose seam where the sprue was cut. This one has an air whole in the bottom of the cavity.

Measures:    D .533  L .950  C .258

Cavity: Concial

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 264

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $20.00

Y318     Confederate .54 Nashville Arsenal Bullet (Often Referred to as the .55 Suhl)

Description: Here is a nice miscast bullet. The mold wasn't quite perfect when this one was cast. It is a little off center hence the strange diameter. This one has a old number in the base which is faded.

Measures:    D .552  L .937  C .253

Cavity: Conical

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 264

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Y317     Confederate .54 Nashville Arsenal Bullet (Often Referred to as the .55 Suhl)

Description: Here is a very nice bullet. This one still has a clean cut mark on the side of the nose where the sprue was cut.

Measures:    D .535  L .957  C .283

Cavity: Conical

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 264

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $22.00

Y316     Confederate .54 Nashville Arsenal Bullet (Often Referred to as the .55 Suhl)

Description: Here is a very nice bullet. This one is nose cast on the side and you can clearly see the mark where the sprue was cut. This one has an air pocket hole in the cavity.

Measures:    D .536  L 9.69  C .276

Cavity: Conical

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 264

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $20.00

Y315     Confederate .44 Colt Produced at the Richmond Laboratory

Description: Here is a very nice Confederate .44 Colt revolver bullet. These are a little bit different from the typical .44 US Colt Army bullets. This type doesn't have a rebated base and was produced at the Richmond Laboratory. Measures:    D .451  L .680  C N/A

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 25

Recovered: Winchester, Virginia

Price: $20.00 Sale Pending!

Y314     Confederate .44 Colt Produced at the Richmond Laboratory

Description: Here is a very nice Confederate .44 Colt revolver bullet. These are a little bit different from the typical .44 US Colt Army bullets. This type doesn't have a rebated base and was produced at the Richmond Laboratory. This one still has a lot of dirt in the groove.

Measures:    D   L   C N/A

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 25

Recovered: Winchester, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Y313     Confederate .44 Colt Produced at the Richmond Laboratory

Description: Here is a very nice Confederate .44 Colt revolver bullet. These are a little bit different from the typical .44 US Colt Army bullets. This type doesn't have a rebated base and was produced at the Richmond Laboratory. This one still has a lot of dirt in the groove.

Measures:    D .461  L .666  C N/A

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 25

Recovered: Winchester, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Y312     Confederate .44 Colt Produced at the Richmond Laboratory

Description: Here is a very nice Confederate .44 Colt revolver bullet. These are a little bit different from the typical .44 US Colt Army bullets. This type doesn't have a rebated base and was produced at the Richmond Laboratory. This one still has a lot of dirt in the groove.

Measures:    D .454  L .668  C N/A

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No 25

Recovered: Winchester, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Y311     Confederate .44 Colt Produced at the Richmond Laboratory

Description: Here is a very nice Confederate .44 Colt revolver bullet. These are a little bit different from the typical .44 US Colt Army bullets. This type doesn't have a rebated base and was produced at the Richmond Laboratory. This one still has a lot of dirt in the groove.

Measures:    D .454  L .675  C N/A

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 25

Recovered: Winchester, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Y310     Confederate .44 Colt Produced at the Richmond Laboratory

Description: Here is a very nice Confederate .44 Colt revolver bullet. These are a little bit different from the typical .44 US Colt Army bullets. This type doesn't have a rebated base and was produced at the Richmond Laboratory. This one still has a lot of dirt in the groove.

Measures:    D .465  L .691  C N/A

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 25

Recovered: Winchester, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Y309     Confederate .44 Colt Produced at the Richmond Laboratory

Description: Here is a very nice Confederate .44 Colt revolver bullet. These are a little bit different from the typical .44 US Colt Army bullets. This type doesn't have a rebated base and was produced at the Richmond Laboratory.

Measures:    D .455  L .690  C N/A

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 25

Recovered: Winchester, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Y289     Federal .44 Starr Revolver Bullet

Description: Nice excavated .44 Starr revolver bullet.

Measures:    D .456  L .733

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $45.00

Y288     Confederate .69 Raleigh Pattern (Carcano/Garibaldi) Bullet

Description: Nice .69 bullet manufactured at the N.C. Institute for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind in Raleigh, N.C.. This one is in great shape and the cavity walls aren't bent. This one has a great mold seam and very nice patina with a few patina chips.

Measures:    D .685  L 1.093  C .455

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $55.00

Y282     Federal .54 Burnside (Tinned Case)

Description: Here is a bullet that you don't see everyday. This is the late war pattern "pressed" bullet for the Burnside cartridge.

Measures: D .546  L .780  C 147

Recovered: Unknown

Ref: RBTRF Vol. 2 No. 371

Price: $55.00

Y281     .69 Raleigh Pattern (Carcano/Garibaldi)

Description: Nice .69 bullet manufactured at the N.C. Institute for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind in Raleigh, N.C.. This one is in great shape and the cavity walls aren't bent. Hard to find in this condition!

Measures:    D ..676  L 1.113  C ..455

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No.

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $65.00

Y273     .56-50 Spencer Cartridge by Winchester "H" Headstamp

Description: Excellent Indian War .56-50 Spencer Carbine bullet. This one has the depressed/raised "H" headstamp for Winchester. This one is in excellent shape and has a wonderful patina.

Measures:    D .558  L 1.531 

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $28.00

Y268     Carved Confederate .54 Gardner Bullet

Description:  Here is a nice .54 Confederate Gardner bullet that was pounded into a fishing sinker. This was recovered about two years ago near the Route 51 crossing on the creek. You can clearly see the two rings on the bottom. This one is tapered and pounded into a rectangle. This area of the Opequon creek headed towards Middleway was well used by both sides during the war. This is a very nice section of the stream and you can just imagine troops fishing in the creek.

Measures:   L 1.52"

Recovered: Opequon Creek Route 51 Area

Price: $30.00

Y267     .69 Medium Base French Triangle Base Bullet

Description: Here is a tough bullet to get and you won't have to upgrade on this example.

Measures:    D .683  L .965  C .374

Cavity: Triangle

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 567

Recovered: Unknown

Price: 95.00

Y259    .69 Machine Pressed & Turned (Prussian)

Description: Excellent bullet. These are hard to dig without the skirt being bent.

Measures:    D .669  L 1.160  C .355

Reference: TT#188B

Recovered: Central Mississippi

Price: $30.00

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Y234     .49/50 Picket Bullet for Country Rifle

Description: Excellent and hard to find larger picket bullet type.

Measures:    D .488  L .854 

Cavity: None

Recovered: Orange County, Virginia

Price: $40.00

Y231     .56 Sharps Rifle Bullet

Description: Here is an excellent Sharps bullet. This is the harder to find large caliber compared to the common .52.

Measures:    D .576  L 1..050 

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 2 No. 484

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $22.00

Y223     .56 Sharps Rifle Bullet

Description: Here is an excellent Sharps bullet. This is the harder to find large caliber compared to the common .52.

Measures:    D .569  L 1.032 

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 2 No. 484

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $22.00

Y222     Five Different .69 Three Ringers.

Description: Here is an excellent set of five different .69 three ring bullets. The first one is a typical .69 with a conical cavity. The second had a higher base. The third has a stepped cone cavity. The fourth has a very deep conical cavity, and the fifth as the plug cavity. These are the exact bullets you will receive.

Recovered: Virginia

Price: $48.00

Y219     .36 Savage Revolver Bullet

Description: Nice .36 Savage revolver bullet with the rebated base.

Measures:    D .382  L .716 

Cavity: None

Recovered: Winchester, Va.

Price: $15.00

Y217     Confederate One-Ring Gardner Bullet

Description: Excellent one-ring Gardner bullet. This one still has some of the dirt/grease in the ring.

Measures:    D .578  L 1.001  C .449

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 398 Variant

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $35.00

Y216     .55 Macon Arsenal

Description: Here is an excellent bullet that is often associated with the Macon Arsenal. Although there is no proof these were produced there, the name has continued to stick. This one is in excellent condition. You can clearly see the flat spot where the sprue was attached to the side of the nose. This one was recovered from a camp in West Virginia directly across the river from Williamsport, Md.

Measures:    D .542  L .890  C .307

Cavity: Conical

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 227

Recovered: Gettysburg Retreat, Williamsport, Maryland (West Virginia Side of River)

Price: $125.00

Y215     Brass .50 Maynard Carbine Cartridge (Flat Nose)

Description: Nice .50 Maynard Cartridge. This one is intact and appears to be dug but I cannot be sure.

Measures:    L 1.755

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $55.00 Sale $50.00

Y199     Indian War 56/.50 Spencer Cartridge

Description: Here is a nice 56/.50 Spencer cartridge for the Indian War era Spencer carbine. This one has some writing on it which could be removed with some alcohol. It also has ".50 Spencer Carb" lighly engraved into the side of it.

Measures:    L 1.606"  

Price: $25.00

Y191     U.M.C. .50-110 H.V. Cartridge

Description: Here is an excellent cartridge for the .50-110. This one is a high velocity cartridge and is an excellent example of the harder to find obsolete cartridges. These early cartridges were used with the Buffalo rifles of the West.

Measures:    D   L 2.738"

Price: $35.00

Z539     Shipwreck Recovered Grouping of Spencer Carbine Cartridges etc.

Description: Here is an excellent relic from the American Civil War. This is a very large concretion recovered from an underwater shipwreck. This one has a ton of Spencer Carbine bullets attached to it. It also has a bayonet scabbard tip attached to the end. You can clearly see where a 24lb. spherical cannonball was resting on the left side of this piece. There are 25+ Spencer cartridges hanging out of this piece at all different angles. This would easily be a great centerpiece for any bullet collection. This piece is quite stable but it must be picked up or delivered to a show.

Measures Approximately 13" x 8"

Weight: 13lbs. 5oz.

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $595.00

Y156     Confederate .577 Enfield Bullet

Description: Here is a nice Enfield bullet showing crude manufacturing. This one is nose cast and has some great cold pour lines on it. Judging the direction of the lines it appears that this one was swirled as it cooled.

Measures:    D .565  L 1.009  C .252

Cavity: Conical

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Y154     .56 Colt Revolving Rifle Bullet with Dimple Cavity

Description: Here is an excellent example of the hard to find pattern of .56 Colt Revolving Rifle bullets. This one has the small punch mark on the base and a small air pocket.

Measures:    D .572  L .896  C .062

Cavity: Dimple

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 2 No. 397 Variant

Recovered: Shenandoah Valley

Price: $30.00

Y153     Confederate Nose Cast .577 Enfield Bullet

Description: Here is a nice .577 Enfield bullet recovered from Tennessee. This one is nose cast and is very pointy. It has a conical cavity with a very thin skirt and mold seams on both sides.

Measures:    D .550  L 1.016  C .299

Cavity: Conical

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 509 Variant

Recovered: Tennessee

Price: $12.00

Y145     Confederate .54 Long Pattern Enfield Bullet

Description: Here is an excellent long pattern Enfield bullet. This would have been used with the .54 Mississippi rifle. This one is in excellent shape.

Measures:    D .528  L 1.221  C .283

Cavity: Conical

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 N0. 289-290

Recovered: Spanish Fort, Alabama

Price: $35.00

Y137     Confederate .50 Breechloading Carbine Bullet

Description: Here is a very nice .50 Confederate carbine bullet. These are thought to have been a product of the Macon Arsenal but that is unconfirmed. These are commonly dug in Confederate positions all around Williamsport, Md. and across the river in Falling Waters, WV. This example is in excellent shape. The dark line running horizontal on the bullet is not a gash but a high spot that is worn down. It is thought that this style may be for a Gallager or Smith carbine.

Measures:    D .513  L .920  C N/A

Cavity: None

Reference:   RBTRF Vol. 4 No.

Recovered: Williamsport, Md. Gettysburg Retreat Route

Price: $45.00

Y133     .52 Confederate Selma Arsenal Sharps Carbine Bullet

Description: Here is an excellent "Selma Arsenal" Sharps pattern. These have now been identified as coming from the Selma Arsenal as many were dug at the site and regions supplied by this arsenal. This one is in very nice shape with the small tie ring on the base.

Measures:    D .542  L .993  C N/A

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 Page 195

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $30.00

Y132     Complete Excavated .54 Burnside Carbine Cartridge

Description: Here is a very nice excavated .54 Burnside Cartridge. This one is intact and original but there is a dent on one side that throws the bullet out of line a few degrees. There are no cracks or chips in the cartridge. The bullet has some powder burn which is quite common on these cartridges.

Measures:    L 2.436"

Recovered: Winchester, Virginia

Price: $50.00

Y108     .54 Burnside Cartridge

Description: This .54 Burnside Carbine bullet is in great shape but the cartridge has cracked towards the bottom. The hull is still full of powder and is crushed on the end.

Measures:    L 2"

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $20.00

Y78     US/CS .38 Picket Bullet

Description: This is an excellent .38 Picket Rifle bullet. The patina and the base are flawless.

Measures:    D .372  L .623  C N/A

Cavity: None

Reference: TT#211 Series

Recovered: Shenandoah Valley

Price: $20.00

Y76     .36 3rd Pattern Richmond Laboratory for the Colt Navy Revolver

Description: This is an excellent example of the 3rd pattern .36 Colt revolver bullet. The third pattern is just a little bit longer than the 2nd pattern and the nose is a little wider. This allowed the bullet to be forced into the rifling. This allowed the bullet to grab the rifling a little better and produce a stable flight pattern.

Measures:    D .384  L .594  C None

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 14

Recovered: Shenandoah Valley

Price: $35.00 Sale Pending!

Y74     Confederate .44 Colt (Old Style)

Description: Here is an excellent .44 "Old Style" Colt revolver bullet. This is the Confederate version of the .44 Dragoon. These were also produced at the Richmond Laboratory. This one has a slight hint of a rebated base.

Measures:    D .457  L .785  C N/A

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 30

Recovered: Shenandoah Valley

Price: $12.00 Sale Pending!

Y70     Confederate .577/.58 Selma Lube Groove

Description: This is an excellent example of a shallow cavity Selma Lube Groove. These bullets were produced at the Selma Arsenal in Alabama. There is also a deep cavity version of this bullet as well.

Measures:    D .570  L 1.004  C .268

Cavity: Small Plug Type

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 337

Recovered: Spanish Fort, Alabama

Price: $20.00

Y67     Confederate .577/.58 French Triangle Cavity (Blow Through)

Description: Here is an excellent example of how Confederate ammunition often failed. There were several types of ammunition that were prone to blowing clean through like the triangle cavity bullets and the Gardner bullets. Flaws in casting like air pockets created weak areas in the bullets core. Upon firing the pressure would be to great and the bullet would blow apart from the inside.

Measures:    D .582  L 1.136  C Δ

Cavity: Pointed Triangle

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 329 Variant

Recovered: Virginia

Price: $35.00

Y64     Confederate .54 Merrill Carbine Bullet

Description: Here is an outstanding .54 Merrill Carbine bullet. These were manufactured at the Richmond Laboratory for the Confederacy. This one has a very slick patina and great mold characteristics. McKee & Mason mistakenly called this bullet a Confederate Morse Carbine bullet in their bullet book. This is the one ring version but there is also a three ring version that is similar.

Measures:    D .552  L .840  C None

Cavity: None

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No.

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $60.00

Z542     A Handbook of Civil War Bullets & Cartridges by Jim & Dean Thomas

Description: This is an excellent little handbook on Civil War bullets and cartridges. There are some great examples in here with plenty of updated information. In my opinion, this book is better than the $40.00 McKee & Mason book that is full of errors. This book covers a wide variety of bullets used by the North & South.

Price: $12.00 Each (Qty. Available 0) Temp. Unavailable!

Z453     .43 Spanish Reformado Cartridges (11.5mm x 57R)

Description: Nice grouping of surplus cartridges used in the Rolling Block rifles made for Spain by Remington. These bullets were thought to be poisonous when they entered the body. The brass outer layer would form verdigris and it was thought that it was poisonous to the body.

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $10.00 each Qty Available 10

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