Civil War Bullets

BLT 1. Dug Confederate “Vandenburg Volley Gun” Bullet.

M&M # 159, .45 Cal. This scarce bullet is always associated with Fort Fisher and Wilmington where a few of these unique guns were captured. Dug near Sugar Loaf Hill between Wilmington and Fort Fisher. Perfect dropped condition.

$295.00

BLT 2. Excavated Confederate .45 Cal. Whitworth Sharpshooter Bullet.

Excellent dropped condition. Dug in December 2012 near Tyner’s Station, TN. by Brian Cruz. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne’s division occupied Tyner’s during the siege of Chattanooga and had built a large redoubt along the railroad line to Knoxville. It was in this immediate vicinity that Brian dug almost 30 of these rare bullets in one hole.

$225.00

BLT 3. Dug .45 Cal. Confederate Whitworth Sniper Rifle Bullet.

Unlisted shorter version made by the Confederacy and only known to be dug in the North Carolina Coastal Area. This one was dug at Sugarloaf Hill above Fort Fisher, NC. Flawless example.

SOLD

BLT 4. Dug .69 Cal. Confederate Gardner Bullet.

M&M # 168. Great dropped example that was recently dug near Shiloh TN.

$125.00

BLT 5. Dug Confederate Gardner Bullet Variant. 577 Cal.

M&M # 173. Tall and sharply pointed type that is distinctly different from the Richmond Lab standard and was produced in very limited numbers, possibly at a different arsenal. They are more common in Western Theater sites. This dropped example is very nice. Dug near Dallas, GA.

$25.00

BLT 6. Dug Confederate .577 Gardner Bullet.

M&M # 170. Superb bullet in flawless dropped condition. Dug near near Crump’s Landing, TN.

$10.00

BLT 7. Dug Confederate “Belgian” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 319. This nose cast type is scarce but found in both Western and Eastern theatres. Crude but perfect with a shiny patina. Dug N. Virginia.

$45.00 

BLT 8. Dug U.S. “Ringless Prussian” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 211 and 643. Good dropped example of this machine turned bullet. Ex Dean Thomas Collection and pictured in “Round Ball to Rimfire”.

$75.00

BLT 9. Dug U.S. Machine Turned ringless variant .577 Cal.

Not listed in M&M. Obviously made by same manufacturer of “Prussian” machine turned bullets but with no rings. Dug near Shiloh, TN.

SOLD

BLT 10. Dug “Tall Prussian” Machine turned Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 563. Excellent example of a scarce variant. Ex. Dean Thomas Collection and pictured in “Round Ball to Rimfire”.

$35.00

BLT 11. Dug “Prussian” machine turned variant with wide rings .69 Cal.

M&M # 288. Excellent bullet. Provenance unknown. This whole family of bullets is thought to have been made in the State of Ohio and issued to Ohio Troops.

SOLD

BLT 12. Dug “Prussian” machine turned variant .69 Cal.

M&M # 286. Good dropped condition. This variant is the type most often encountered. Dug in an Ohio Troops Camp near Savannah, TN.

$25.00

BLT 13. Dug “Three Ring Prussian” machine turned variant .70 Cal.

M&M # 339. Excellent dropped condition. Most likely issued to Ohio Troops that carried .72 Cal Belgian and Prussian Rifled Muskets early in the conflict. Dug near Savannah, TN.

$28.00

BLT 14. Dug U.S. “Machine Turned” Rifle Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M #355. This distinct looking bullet was dug near Crump’s Landing, TN. and is in flawless condition.

$28.00

BLT 15. Dug U.S. “Machine Turned” Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 410. Great example. Dug near Shiloh, TN. or Corinth, MS. Ex. Stan Hughes Collection.

$25.00

BLT 16. Dug U.S. “Machine Turned”  Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

Unlisted in M&M. A variant of #410. Dug Shiloh – Corinth area.

$25.00

BLT 17. Dug Confederate “Austrian” Rifle Bullet .72 Cal.

M&M #314. Note truncated plug cavity with thick skirt. Dug on the Newtonia, MO. Battlefield by Jim Ketchum.

$28.00  HOLD

BLT 18. Excavated Confederate “Jenkins Ferry” Rifle Bullet .72 Cal.

Unlisted in M&M but more aptly illustrated in Dean Thomas’ “Round Ball to Rimfire Vol. 4. page 238, #581. Rare bullet found only in Trans-Mississippi Theatre. Condition is flawless. Note crudeness and thick base. Dug by John Freeman in SE Arkansas.

$295.00

BLT 19. Dug Confederate “Arkansas Hog” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M #608. Another rare Trans-Mississippi Bullet. Also known as a “Mangeot” Pattern. Provenance unknown but most certainly Arkansas or Missouri. Perfect condition.

$650.00

BLT 20. Dug Confederate “Serrated” Rifle Bullet .54 cal.

Very rare and unusual bullet that was dug near Holly Springs, MS. in one of Gen. Van Dorn’s Camps. This bullet is typically dug in the Trans Mississippi theater and has similarities to the “Hindman” pattern. The serrations are formed as the bullets are turned in the manufacturing process. Perfect condition.

SOLD

BLT 21. Dug Confederate Sharp’s Variant .52 Cal.

Unlisted Sharp’s Variant with weird fat rings, rounded bottom and nose cast. A rare Trans-Mississippi pattern dug in one of Gen. Price’s Missouri Raid Camps.

$175.00

BLT 22. Dug Confederate Army Revolver Bullet .44 Cal.

Unlisted Trans-Mississippi Variant for .44 Cal. Revolver. Dug near Searcy, Arkansas.

$125.00

BLT 23. Dug Confederate “Rocker Base” Sharp’s Carbine Bullet .52 Cal.

Very rare bullet, mostly found in Trans-Mississipi sites associated with Texas Troops. Condition is flawless. Dug near Mickey, TN.

$395.00

BLT 24. Dug Confederate “Perry Carbine” Bullet .52 Cal.

Unknown type of Confederate Carbine Bullet illustrated on page 197 of Dean Thomas’ “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4. bullet # 230. Provenance unknown.

$95.00

BLT 25. Dug Confederate “Mississippi” Rifle Bullet.54 Cal.

M&M # 301. Perfect dropped example dug near Prairie Grove Arkansas by Meigs Brainard. Cavity is the truncated cone type.

$150.00

BLT 26. Dug U.S. Rifled Musketoon Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 292. Nice bullet, definitely the scarcer variety of the two types. Dug near Corinth, MS. by Jerry Hayes.

$65.00

BLT 27. Dug U.S. Rifled Musketoon Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 293. Mostly found in the Trans-Mississippi Area and sometimes associated with Colored Troops. This one dug by Ronnie McCallum near Port Hudson, LA.

$35.00

BLT 28. Dug Confederate “British Sea Service” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 291. Scarce bullet with Louisiana Troops association. This example is perfect and was dug near Corinth, MS.

$85.00 

BLT 29. Dug Confederate “Hessian” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 559. “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4 places this bullet in the “Tennessee Rifle” family and states that these variants may originate from the Nashville, TN. Arsenal. This makes sense in light of the fact that these are found in early Western sites, particularly Shiloh – Corinth area. This is the bullet pictured on page 186 (example 170) and comes directly from Dean Thomas’ Collection.

$295.00

BLT 30. Dug Confederate “Hessian” Bullet .69 Cal.

Shorter variant of M&M #559.”Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4 places this bullet in the “Tennessee Rifle” family and states that these variants may originate from the Nashville, TN. Arsenal. This makes sense in light of the fact that these are found in early Western sites, particularly Shiloh – Corinth area. This is the bullet pictured on page 186 (example 169) and comes directly from Dean Thomas’ Collection.

$295.00

BLT 31. Dug Confederate Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 622. Also known as a “Bavarian Sharp’s Bullet. Dug near Bovina, MS. by Bob Bankston.

$85.00

BLT 32. Dug Confederate “Suhl”  Two Ring Rifle Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M # 297. Named a “Suhl” by McKee and Mason. Only known from 1862-1863 Western Theater sites. This one was dug in Middle Tn.

$55.00

BLT 33. Dug “Nashville Arsenal” or “Suhl” Two Ring Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 298. Dean Thomas” latest research pins this bullet down to the Nashville Arsenal. Designed for use in Austrian Rifles, this perfect dropped example comes from the Shiloh – Corinth area.

$25.00 HOLD

BLT 34. Dug “Nashville Arsenal” Two Ring Tennessee Rifle or Army Revolver Bullet .44 Cal.

Not listed in M&M, but shown on page 185 (example 156). Extremely rare early war bullet. Dug near Shiloh, TN. according to verbal provenance. Note similarity to M&M #298.

$350.00

BLT 35. Dug Confederate Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

Not listed in M&M. This rare “Tennessee Rifle” type bullet is sometimes associated with Louisiana troops and comes in different calibers. This example has an ogival cavity.

SOLD

BLT 36. Dug Confederate Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

Rare unlisted bullet dug near Kennesaw Mtn, GA. There also exists a .577 Cal. variant of the same bullet also dug in N.Ga.

$150.00

BLT 37. Dug Confederate “Macon Arsenal” Rifle Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M # 305. Scarce bullet that is associated with Confederate sites in the Eastern Theatre Sites but has no known association with the Macon, GA. Arsenal. Great condition.

 SOLD 

BLT 38. Dug Confederate Carbine Bullet. 50 Cal.

Unlisted in M&M but discussed on page 196 of Dean Thomas’ “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4. The bullet is similar in profile to the M&M # 305 but is .50 Cal. and has a solid base. Dug in Army of Northern Virginia battle and camp sites. This particular bullet was dug near Orange, VA.

$65.00

Raleigh, NC. Arsenal (formerly the North Carolina Insitute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind). This section features a variety of these distinct bullets that were produced there for the North Carolina State Troops.

BLT 39. Raleigh Arsenal Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 199. Excellent dug condition. Commonly known as a “Carcano” or “Garibaldi”. These bullets have absolutely nothing at all to do with Italy. Provenance of Northern Va.

$55.00

 

BLT 40. Raleigh Arsenal Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 199. Another fine dropped example of this unusual bullet. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

 

BLT 41. Raleigh Arsenal Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 201. There are three calibers of this unique pattern. This one is made for the Austrian and Mississippi Rifles. Dug N. Virginia.

$75.00

BLT 42. Raleigh Arsenal Musket / Shotgun Slug .69 Cal.

M&M # 66. There are 3 different variants of this bullet, all .69 Cal. More properly known as a Belgian “Nesler” Pattern for smoothbore weapons. This one is a perfect example. Provenance of Fredericksburg, VA. area.

$85.00

BLT 43. Raleigh Arsenal Army Revolver Bullet .44 Cal.

Unlisted in M&M but shown on page 174 of Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire”. This Nesler type bullet is perfect and quite scarce.

SOLD

BLT 44. Raleigh Arsenal “New Austrian” Rifle Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M # 108. A scarce type found in North Carolina State Troop Sites. Perfect condition. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

BLT 45 Raleigh Arsenal “New Austrian” Rifle Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M # 109. Stubby variant of M&M #108. The Raleigh Arsenal obviously took inspiration from European Bullet Patterns. Nice dropped bullet. Provenance uncertain.

$145.00

BLT 46. Raleigh Arsenal “Wilkinson Pattern” Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 106. Found in North Carolina Cavalry and Infantry sites. Perfect dropped example.

$75.00

BLT 47. Confederate Tower Rifle Pattern .70 Cal.

M&M # 208. Extremely rare and in superb condition. This massive bullet is the actual one photographed on page 240 of Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire”, and comes straight from his collection.

$795.00

BLT 48. Confederate “Tower” Rifle Pattern .75 Cal.

M&M # 611. Another rare bullet dug only in Middle TN. Possibly used by Wheeler’s Cavalry who may have fired this type from large bore Austrian Carbines. This particular bullet is absolutely flawless and measures .740″ X 1.045″. Dug near Smyrna, TN.

$695.00

BLT 49. Confederate Tower Rifle Pattern .70 Cal.

Unlisted in M&M but shown on page 240 of Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4. This massive Bullet measures 1.12″X .668″ and is the actual one photographed (#594). Perfect dropped condition. Ex. Dean Thomas Collection.

$125.00