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Civil War Bullets Vol. II

Whitworth Sharpshooter Bullets

There are several variants of this British Rifle bullet. The Whitworth Rifle was deadly accurate at extreme ranges and the Federals had nothing comparable. Some of the projectiles saw service in the American Civil War and some did not. All are scarce.

 

WHIT 1. Whitworth Hexagonal Bullet patched in paper with case .45 Cal.

Rare. This bullet comes meticulously wrapped in a paper patch with a leather plug behind it, tucked neatly in a hard paper cylinder with green band on bottom and pull tab. The Whitworth Rifle was state of the art for it’s day and they were used with telling effect by Confederate Snipers.

$350.00

 

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

M&M # 250. 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.

SOLD

WHIT 3. Excavated Confederate .45 Cal. Whitworth Sharpshooter Bullet. Carolina short pattern.

M&M # 250. Good dropped condition with a few wartime nicks. This short patter has identical truncated cone cavity as the taller patterns listed above and is only found associated with the Fort Fisher campaign along with isolated finds along the Carolina Coast including Charleston. This example was dug at Sugar Loaf Hill above Fort Fisher, NC.

SOLD

WHIT 4. Non excavated .45 Cal. Hexagonal Whitworth Sharpshooter’s Bullet. 

M&M # 1. Rare hexagonal pattern with solid base. There are very few of these known to have been excavated. Produced in England for the Whitworth Rifle. This example still has it’s original paper sleeve.

SOLD

WHIT 5. Dug Vandenburg Volley Gun Bullet .45 Cal.

M&M # 159. Some folks refer to this as a “Double End Whitworth”. Scarce Confederate Bullet dug near Fort Fisher NC. and produced for use in the Vandenburg Volley Gun which had 121 barrels and was technically classified as “system of artillery” and not a machine gun as it could not produce sustained fire. One of these weapons was purchased prior to the war by Zebulon Vance, Governor of North Carolina for the State Arsenal and it was evidently used in the defense of Fort Fisher and Wilmington.

$295.00

 

Confederate Gardner Variants. Richmond Laboratory, Augusta Arsenal.

GARD 1. Artistically carved “Deep Base” Confederate Gardner Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 168. Very scarce bullet with well executed and delicate carving. Dug near Port Republic, VA.

$150.00 

GARD 2. Dug .69 Cal. Confederate Gardner Bullet.

M&M # 168. A very good dropped example. Dug near Corinth, MS. by Jerry Hayes.

SOLD

GARD 3. 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 Shiloh, TN.

SOLD

GARD 4. Dug Confederate .577 Gardner Bullet.

M&M # 170. Superb bullet in flawless dropped condition. Dug near near Murfreesboro, TN.

SOLD

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

Not listed in M&M. Tall variant with shallow grooves. This is a scarce and distinct type which is noted in Dean Thomas’ recent book “Round Ball to Rinfire” on page 212. Good dropped example. Provenance of Malvern Hill, VA.

SOLD

GARD 6. Dug Confederate “One Ring” Gardner Bullet. 577 Cal.

M&M # 176. Unusual variant. Great dropped condition. Dug near Tullahoma, TN.

SOLD

 

 Federal machine turned and pressed patterns. Possible Ohio origin.

 

MT 1. Dug U.S. “Ringless Prussian” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 211 and 643. Good dropped example of this machine turned bullet. Shiloh, TN. area.

$75.00

MT 2. Dug “Ringless Prussian” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 211. Most of these come from early war sites and like the ringed varieties, were used by Ohio Troops and may have been produced in Ohio for their own militia. This example was found near Shiloh, TN. Ex. M. Brainard Collection.

$95.00

MT 3. 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.

$25.00

MT 4. 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”. Dug near Shiloh, TN.

SOLD

MT 5. Dug Two Ring “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

MT 6. 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 Michie, TN.

$25.00

MT 7. 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.

$25.00

MT 8. 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.

$20.00

MT 9. Dug U.S. “Machine Turned”  Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

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

$20.00

MT 10. Dug “Machine Turned” Bullet .54 Cal.

Another taller variant of M&M 410. I believe a large number of these were captured from the Federals. Possibly at Chickamauga.This one was found in a Confederate Camp near Blaine, TN.

$20.00

 

Confederate Trans-Mississippi Bullet Variants.

 

TM 1. 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.

$225.00

TM 2. Dug Confederate “Arkansas Hog” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M #608. Another rare Trans-Mississippi Bullet. Also known as a “Mangeot” Pattern. Provenance of Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Perfect condition.

$650.00

TM 3. Dug Confederate “Tom Greene” Rifle Bullet .577 cal.

M&M # 657. Very rare bullet, especially in perfect dropped condition like this. Produced by Dance and Park near Anderson, Texas. Dug near Mansfield, LA.

$350.00

TM 4. Dug Confederate Sharp’s Variant .56 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.

SOLD

TM 5. Dug Confederate Army Revolver Bullet .44 Cal.

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

SOLD

TM 6. 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 Shiloh, TN.

$225.00

TM 7. Dug Confederate Carbine or Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

Unlisted in McKee and Mason. Inaccurately known as a “Cosmopolitan” Bullet. Nice example. Provenance of S.E. Arkansas.

$450.00

TM 8. Dug Confederate “Mississippi” Rifle Bullet.54 Cal.

M&M # 301. Nice dropped example dug in Southeast Arkansas. Cavity is the rounded type.

$125.00

TM 9. Excavated Confederate “Mississippi” Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 301. Found only in the Trans-Mississippi Theater, this unique bullet is in good dropped condition. Note truncated cone cavity. Ex. Bill Ewing Collection.

$85.00 

TM 10. 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

TM 11. 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.

$45.00

 

TM 12. Dug C.S. “Baby Belgian” Rifle Bullet .577 Cal.

This rare bullet is not listed in M&M. Good dropped condition. Dug near Princeton, AR.

$350.00

TM 13. Dug Confederate “Cove Creek” Bullet .577 Cal. 

Unlisted in M&M. Very rare and crude bullet dug in sites occupied by Texas Troops. Dug near Shiloh, TN.

$150.00 

 

Two Ring Variants and “Tennessee Rifle” Bullets

 

TR 1. Dug “British Sea Service” Confederate Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 291. Nice looking bullet. Found in a Louisiana Troops Camp near Shiloh, TN.

SOLD

 

TR 2. 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 example was dug near Michie, TN.

$250.00

 TR 3. 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. by Kenny Banks.

SOLD

TR 4. 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.

$20.00

 

TR 5. Dug Tennessee Rifle Bullet .50 Cal.

M&M # 301. Produced at the Nashville Arsenal. A very rare bullet dug in early war sites like Fort Donelson and Shiloh. Good dropped condition and found near Michie, TN. Shiloh Campaign. Inaccurately labeled a “Kerr” in McKee and Mason.

SOLD 

TR 6. 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)  of Dean Thomas’ new bullet reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol.4. Extremely rare early war bullet. Dug near Shiloh, TN. according to verbal provenance. Note similarity to M&M #298.

$295.00

TR 7. Dug “Nashville Arsenal” Three Ring Tennessee Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 438. This variant is also shown on page 185 (example 149)  of Dean Thomas’ new bullet reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol.4. Dug near Shiloh, TN.

SOLD

TR 8. Dug “Nashville Arsenal” Three Ring Tennessee Rifle Bullet .44 Cal.

M&M # 439. This variant is also shown on page 185 (example 148)  of Dean Thomas’ new bullet reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol.4. Dug near Shiloh, TN.

$65.00

TR 9. Dug “Nashville Arsenal” Four Ring Tennessee Rifle Bullet .45 Cal.

Not listed in M&M, but shown on page 185 (example 150)  of Dean Thomas’ new bullet reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol.4. Extremely rare early war bullet. Dug near Fort Donelson, TN. according to verbal provenance.

SOLD

TR 10. Confederate “Tennessee Rifle” Bullet .50 Cal.

Not listed in McKee and Mason. This rare early war bullet has a very thin skirt and is in excellent condition.  This is the very bullet photographed on page 185 (fig.163) of Dean Thomas’ new bullet reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol.4.

$85.00

 

Miscellaneous Confederate Patterns for Rifles, Carbines etc.

 

MSCS 1. Dug Vandenburg Volley Gun Bullet .45 Cal.

M&M # 159, Rare Confederate Bullet dug near Fort Fisher NC. and produced for use in the Vandenburg Volley Gun which had 121 barrels and was technically classified as “system of artillery” and not a machine gun as it could not produce sustained fire. One of these weapons was purchased prior to the war by Zebulon Vance, Governor of North Carolina for the State Arsenal and it was evidently used in the defense of Fort Fisher and Wilmington. Dug on Sugar Loaf Hill, near Fort Fisher NC.

$295.00 

MSCS 2. Dug Confederate “Cleburne” Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

Rare Confederate bullet with only a handful found in a bivouac site of Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne’s Troops just prior to the Battle of Shiloh. Perfect dropped condition. Ex. Meigs Brainard Collection.

$495.00

MSCS 3. Confederate “Solid Base” Enfield Pattern Bullet for Carbine or Rifle .54 Cal.

Not listed in McKee and Mason. A very scarce bullet indeed and this one is in perfect dropped condition. Dug at Dauphin Island, AL.

SOLD

MSCS 4. Dug Confederate Rifle Bullet .577 Cal.

This extremely rare one-ringed Enfield style bullet is not listed in any reference book. Measures .568″ x .994″. Excellent dropped condition. Dug at Fort Donelson, TN.

SOLD

MSCS 5. Dug Confederate Rifle or Carbine 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.

$75.00

 MSCS 6. Dug Confederate Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

This unusual multi-piece bullet was dug on Dyer’s Island, TX. Condition is superb. Possibly a French import for the Austrian Rifle smuggled in by the Confederates.

SOLD 

MSCS 7. Dug Confederate “Macon Arsenal” Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 305. Scarce bullet with a conical cavity that is associated with Confederate sites in the Eastern Theatre but has no known association with the Macon, GA. Arsenal. Flawless condition. Dug near Winchester, VA.

SOLD

MSCS  8. Dug Confederate “Macon Arsenal” Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M # 305, Fine example of this scarce bullet. Note cone cavity.

SOLD

 

MSCS 9. 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. Provenance uncertain.

$45.00 

MSCS 10. Confederate Hanovarian or Saxon Pattern Bullet for Tige Rifle .61 Cal.

M&M # 63. Good dropped condition. Dug near Fort Donelson, TN. This variant is featured on page 255 (fig.640) of Dean Thomas’ excellent reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol.4.

$150.00

 

MSCS 11. Confederate Hanovarian or Saxon Pattern Bullet .64 Cal.

Similar to M&M # 63 except this one has three rings. Dug at the base of Massanutten Mtn. VA. by Sam Kehoe.

$150.00 

MSCS 12. Confederate Rifle Bullet .64 Cal.

Similar to M&M # 104  (inaccurately called “Hall by Merrill”) but a shorter variant. Dug near Shiloh, TN. Ex. Bill Ewing Collection.

$165.00

MSCS 13. Confederate Rifle Bullet .64 Cal.

M&M # 104. (Inaccurately termed “Hall by Merrill”) Scarce tall pattern in perfect condition. Dug near Kinston, North Carolina.

$250.00

MSCS 14. Dug Confederate “Bavarian” Sharps Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 622. Rare bullet. Most likely used in Austrian and Mississippi Rifles. Vicksburg Campaign.

SOLD

MSCS 15. Excavated .54 Cal. Confederate “Von Lenke” Bullet.

M&M # 476. Flawless example. Dug near Centreville, VA. Several of these rare bullets were dug in Gen. Hood’s Texas Brigade Camps.

$795.00

MSCS 16. Dug Confederate “4 Ring” Sharps Bullet .54.

M&M # 178. Flawless Bullet. Verbal Provenance of Northern VA.

SOLD 

 

 

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.

 

NC 1. Dug Raleigh Arsenal Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 199. Superb example. Dug N. Virginia.

$65.00

NC 2. Dug Raleigh Arsenal Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 199. Great bullet with distinct even rings. Dug N. Virginia.

$55.00

 

NC 3. 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.

$45.00

NC 4. Raleigh Arsenal Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

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

$45.00

NC 5. 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.

SOLD

NC 6. Dug Raleigh Arsenal “Tall Pattern” Slug .69 Cal.

M&M # 65. Scarcest of the Raleigh Arsenal Nessler Bullets. This one is in perfect dropped condition. There is a tiny shallow hole in the tip which may be from casting. Dug near Fairfax, VA.

$150.00

NC 7. Raleigh Arsenal “Tall” Shotgun Slug.

M&M # 65. Perfect dropped condition. Most likely used as a rifle bullet. This one was dug at Bentonville, NC.

$225.00

NC 8. Raleigh Arsenal Rifle Bullet or 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 and is the most commonly encountered type. Provenance of Fredericksburg, VA. area.

$75.00

NC 9. Dug Raleigh Arsenal Slug .69 Cal.

M&M # 66. Standard “Shotgun Slug” but most likely used in the .69 Cal. Rifled Musket. Perfect condition. Dug by Gary Fields near Kinston, NC. 

$75.00

NC 10. Dug Raleigh Arsenal Slug variant .69 Cal.

M&M # 64. Scarce variant with shallow ring. Dug N. Virginia. Dug by Gary Fields near Kinston, NC.

$95.00 

NC 11. Raleigh Arsenal “New Austrian” Rifle Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M # 108. A scarce type found in North Carolina State Troop Sites. Perfect condition. Dug near Finksburg, MD.

SOLD

NC 12 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.

$125.00

NC 13. Raleigh Arsenal “Wilkinson Pattern” Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

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

$65.00

 

 

Confederate “Teat Base” Rifle Bullet variants

 

TB 1. Dug Confederate “Teat Base” Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 320. King of the “Georgia Troops” teat cavity family. These bullets were all produced by the same unknown Confederate Arsenal. This fine example was dig near Strasburg, VA.

SOLD

TB 2. Dug Confederate “Teat Base” Bullet .59 Cal.

M&M # 392. A massive pattern found in mid-war sites. Note thick base. This one was dug on the Chickamauga, GA. Battlefield (private property).

SOLD

TB 3. Dug Confederate “Teat Base” Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M # 391. Nice dropped example of the standard type of so called “Georgia Troops” Bullets. Dug N. Virginia.

SOLD

TB 4. Dug Confederate “6 Ring Teat Base” Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M # 449. Rare bullet in great dropped condition. Dug N. Virginia.

SOLD

TB 5. Dug Confederate Teat Base Variant .577 Cal.

#326 on page 206 of Dean Thomas’ book ‘Round Ball to Rimfire”. This is the scarcest of the “teat base” variants. Dug near Fairfax, VA.

$250.00

TB 6. Dug Confederate “Teat Base” Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 413. This is the standard .54 Cal. type and is the very bullet photographed on page 200 (fig.263) of Dean Thomas’ new bullet reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol.4. Dug N. Virginia.

SOLD

 

 

Confederate “Tower” Rifle Patterns

 

TWR 1. Excavated Selma Arsenal Tower Bullet .75 Cal.

A very few of these massive hogs came from the Selma Arsenal site and were found in the Alabama River. Perfect condition. 

HOLD 

TWR 2. 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 in great dropped condition and measures .740″ X 1.045″. Dug near Smyrna, TN. by Terry Hammonds

$395.00

TWR 3. Dug Confederate “Tower” Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 217. Scarce early war variant with a conical cavity. Dug near Corinth MS. by Brant Arnold.

$85.00

M&M # 215. Good dropped example dug by Bob Bankston near Bovina, MS. This is the most common variant.

$25.00

TWR 5.  Confederate Tower Rifle Pattern .70 Cal.

M&M # 215. Common Tower but a beauty. They don’t get any better than this. Dug by Jerry Hayes near Shiloh, TN.

$45.00

TWR 6. “Atlanta Arsenal” Tower Pattern .69 Cal.

M&M # 213. This unusual type has a deep cone cavity and thin skirt. Found in mid war Army of Tennessee Camp and Battle sites. There is a gang mold for this bullet on display in the Atlanta History Museum. This particular example is in excellent dropped condition and was lost during the Chickamauga, GA. Campaign.

SOLD

TWR 7. Rare Brunswick Rifle Tower Pattern .63 Cal.

Not listed in M&M but listed as bullet # 606 in Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 242. Dug near Bovina, MS. by Bob Bankston.

$195.00

 

“French Dragoon” and Triangular Cavity Patterns.

 

FR 1.  Excavated .69 Cal. High Base M-1859 “French Carbine” Bullet.

M&M # 266. Rare bullet in great dropped condition. Dug by Brant Arnold near Michie, TN.

$95.00

FR 2. “French Dragoon” Rifle Pattern .69 Cal.

M&M # 265. Rounded nose variant with a triangular cavity. This flawless dropped example was dug near Port Hudson, LA. by Ronnie McCallum.

SOLD

FR 3. “French Dragoon” Rifle Pattern .69 Cal.

M&M # 264.  This particular nose cast pattern is associated with the Army of Tennessee. There are several distinct variants of these. This dropped example is excellent and was dug near Shiloh, TN. by Jerry Hayes.

SOLD

FR 4. French Dragoon “Lovell Base” Rifle Pattern .69 Cal.

M&M # 263.  There are several distinct variants of these. Note deep rounded cavity This dropped example is excellent and was dug near Port Hudson, LA. by Ronnie McCallum.

SOLD

FR 5. “French Dragoon” Rifle Pattern .69 Cal.

This unlisted variant has an unusually high base ring. Dug near Grenada, MS. Ex. Bill Ewing Collection.

45.00

FR 6. U.S. 3 Ring French Cavity Pattern .577 Cal.

M&M # 349. These bullets are dug in Army of the Potomac sites including Stafford and Harrison’s Landing, VA. This example is the very bullet photographed on page 206 of Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” (#329). Ex. Dean Thomas Collection.

$25.00

 

 

Unusual variants, Cleaners and Explosive Patterns

 

UV 1. U.S. Merrill Musket-Musketoon Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 145. A flawless non excavated example of this extremely rare bullet. Ex. Bill Ewing Coll.

SOLD

UV 2. Dug U.S. Requa Billinghurst Battery Gun Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 145. A flawless dropped example of this rare bullet. Dug at Gaines Mill, VA.

$175.00

UV 3. U.S. Colt Revolving Rifle Bullet .64 Cal.

M&M # 469. Extremely rare bullet. Non excavated.

SOLD

UV 4. U.S. Colt Revolving Rifle or Carbine Bullet .56 Cal.

M&M # 116. Common variant. Excellent dropped condition. Dug near Shiloh, TN.

$10.00

UV 5. U.S. Colt Revolving Rifle or Carbine Bullet .50 Cal.

M&M # 118.  Scarce bullet in this caliber. Provenance uncertain.

$55.00

UV 6. U.S. Williams Type I for Union Repeating Gun .58 Cal.

M&M # 542. According to Dean Thomas’ exhaustive research, this is the 1861 early pattern projectile for the Union Repeating Gun also known as the “Coffee Mill” or “Ager Machine Gun”. This is the actual bullet pictured on page 243 of Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol.4. Specimen #291.

$295.00

UV 7. Dug Type I Williams Cleaner Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M # 516. Perfect example with zinc washer intact. Provenance of Stafford, VA.

$20.00

UV 8. Dug Type II Williams Cleaner Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M # 538. Nice looking example. Dug by Kenny Banks near Tullahoma, TN.

$15.00

UV 9. Dug Type III Williams Cleaner Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M # 540. Flawless example. Dug by Marcus Osborne near Rutledge, TN.

$10.00

UV 10. U.S. M-1866 Gatling Gun Bullet. 1″Cal.

Not listed in M&M but shown in Tom Stelma’s book on page 237. This is a huge bullet. While this particular caliber did not see service until 1866, it was first developed in 1862. The .58 Cal. Guns did see service under Gen. Benjamin Butler at Petersburg as he purchased them personally for his Army of the James. Condition is flawless. A very rare and massive bullet.

$350.00

UV 11. Excavated U.S. M-1862 Gatling Gun Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M # 142.  Two .58 Cal. Gatling Guns saw service under Gen. Benjamin Butler at Petersburg as he purchased them personally for his Army of the James. This is the real deal. Dug near Bermuda Hundred, VA.

$175.00

UV 12. Excavated U.S. Gardiner Explosive Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M # 532. Top shelf condition with partially readable patent address on rim. Dug N. Virginia. 

$250.00

UV 13. U.S. Gardiner’s Patent “Musket Shell” for Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

M&M # 532. Very nice dropped example. Dug Northern Virginia.

SOLD

 

UV 14. Dug U.S. Shaler Patent Three Piece Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M # 520. Very good condition and all three pieces dug together. Stafford County, VA.

SOLD

 

 

Country Rifle and Picket Variants

 

CR 1. Dug Country Rifle or Picket Bullet .46 Cal.

Unlisted in McKee and Mason. Excellent dropped condition. Provenance uncertain.

$45.00

CR 2. Dug Country Rifle or Picket Bullet .40 Cal.

Unlisted in McKee and Mason. Excellent dropped condition. Measures .397″ x .648″. Dug near Harrison’s Landing, VA.

$25.00

CR 3. Dug Country Rifle or Picket Bullet .40 Cal.

M&M # 18. Excellent dropped condition. Measures .473″ x .820″. Provenance unknown.

$35.00

CR 4. Dug Country Rifle or Picket Bullet .50 Cal.

Unlisted in McKee and Mason. Excellent dropped condition. Dug near Richmond, VA.

$65.00

CR 5. Dug Country Rifle or Picket Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M #12. Excellent dropped condition. Provenance uncertain.

$22.00

CR 6. Dug Country Rifle or Picket Bullet .49 Cal.

M&M # 21. Excellent dropped condition. Provenance unknown.

$65.00

CR 7. Confederate “Texas Troops” Picket Bullet .60 Cal.

Unlisted in McKee and Mason. Rare large caliber Pickett Pattern dug near Corinth, MS. in what was purportedly a Texas Troops Camp. Bullet measures .606″ x .849″. This is the “King Daddy”.

$95.00

CR 8. U.S. “Pope Type” Picket Bullet .40 Cal.

Classic Pope Pattern in .40 Cal. Scarce bullet. Dug near Harrison’s Landing, VA.

$55.00

 

CR 9. U.S./C.S. “Pope” Picket Bullet .577 Cal.

Not listed in McKee and Mason. Unusual large caliber Pope like bullet in great dropped condition. Measures .570″ x .952″. Found near Corinth, MS. Ex. Bill Ewing Collection.

SOLD 

 

 

Sharp’s Rifle and Carbine Variants

 

SHR 1. Dug US .58 Cal. Sharp’s Rifle Bullet.

M&M # 42. Scarce bullet in perfect condition. Dug near Bean Station, TN. by Marcus Osborne.

$35.00

SHR 2. Dug US .52 Cal. Sharp’s Rifle and Carbine Bullet.

M&M # 43. The most common Sharps Pattern. Condition is superb. Dug near Shiloh, TN.

SOLD

SHR 3. Dug Confederate “Slant Breech” Sharps Bullet .56 Cal.

M&M # 46. Rare early war Confederate bullet in perfect dropped condition. Dug near Corinth, MS.

SOLD

SHR 4. Sporting Maynard Carbine Bullet .37 Cal.

M&M # 47. According to McKee and Mason, this is a post war variant. Still very tough to find.

$35.00

SHR 5. Dug Confederate “Slant Breech” Sharps Bullet .46 Cal.

M&M # 48. Very scarce bullet in great dropped condition. Provenance unknown. Ex. Dean Thomas Collection.

$250.00

SHR 6. Dug Sharp’s Slanting Breech Carbine Bullet .44 Cal.

M&M # 51. Very rare bullet in excellent condition. Pictured on page 221 of Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol.2. Specimen #540. Ex. Dean Thomas Collection.

SOLD

SHR 7. Dug Confederate “Bavarian” Sharps Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 622. Rare bullet. Most likely used in Austrian and Mississippi Rifles. Vicksburg Campaign.

SOLD

SHR 8. Dug C.S. “Bavarian” Sharps .54 Cal. with cone cavity.

Scarce bullet dug in the wake of the Vicksburg Campaign. Note conical cavity.

$225.00

SHR 9. Dug Confederate Rifle or Carbine Bullet .56 Cal.

M&M # 640. Referred to as a ‘Hall by Hazard” design in McKee and Mason, in actuality it is an unknown Sharps like bullet made by the Confederacy and found primarily in Western Theater sites. This one was dug near Iuka, MS.

$45.00  

SHR 10. Dug Confederate Sharp’s Variant .46 Cal.

Unlisted in McKee and Mason. This bullet is extremely rare. Dug near Corinth, MS.

$95.00

SHR 11. Dug Confederate “4 ring” Ringtail Sharp’s Carbine Bullet.

M&M # 178. Very nice example. Dug N. Virginia. These are getting very hard to find.

$85.00 

SHR 12. Dug Confederate “M-1858” Sharp’s .54 Cal.

M&M # 179. Scarce early war bullet. Recent research points to these being produced in Nashville, TN. before falling to Federal Forces in February of 1862. Stellar example. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

SHR 13. Dug Confederate “Selma Arsenal” Sharp’s Carbine Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 180. Great dropped example. Produced in quantity at the Selma, Alabama Arsenal. Dug by Brant Arnold near Corinth, MS.

SOLD

SHR 14. Excavated CS Ringtail Sharp’s Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M #182. This type is dug in Confederate Cavalry camps and Battle sites. Provenance uncertain.

SOLD

SHR 15. Dug “Selma Arsenal” Confederate Ringtail Sharps Bullet .52 Cal.

M&M # 187. Scarcer than the .54 Cal. variant. Dug at Port Hudson, LA.

SOLD

SHR 16. Excavated Confederate Ringtail Sharp’s Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 188. Confederate Cavalry Sharp’s Variant. Dug near Brandy Station, VA.

SOLD

SHR 17. Dug Confederate “Ringtail” Sharps Bullet .56 Cal.

M&M # 189. Excellent dropped condition. These crude Confederate bullets are mostly dug in Western Theater camps and battlefields. This one is from Shiloh-Corinth area.

SOLD

SHR 18. Dug U.S. Model 1859 Sharps Bullet by Gomez and Mills .56 Cal.

M&M # 191. Great dropped example of this scarce multi ring bullet. Dug in South Texas.

$225.00

SHR 19. Dug U.S. “Slanting Breech” Sharps by Gomez and Mills .46 Cal.

M&M # 193. Nice example of this multi ring bullet. Dug near Memphis, TN.

$125.00

SHR 20. Dug U.S. “Slanting Breech” Sharps by Gomez and Mills .36 Cal.

Not listed in M&M. Nice example of this multi ring bullet. Possibly designed for Navy Revolvers. Dug by Jim Ketchum in the camp of the 1st Iowa Cavalry near Otterville, MO.

$55.00

SHR 21. Dug U.S. Slanting Breech Sharps Sharps .46 Cal.

M&M # 194. Difficult to find in this condition. Dug in the camp of the 1st Iowa Cavalry near Otterville, MO. by Jim Ketchum.

$55.00

SHR 22. Dug U.S. Slanting Breech Sharps Sharps .44 Cal.

M&M # 196. Scarce pointed nose variant. Dug in a Federal Camp near Springfield, MO.

$55.00

SHR 23. Dug U.S. Slanting Breech Sharps Sharps .44 Cal.

M&M # 197. Difficult to find in this condition. Dug in the camp of the 1st Iowa Cavalry near Otterville, MO. by Jim Ketchum.

SOLD

SHR 24. Dug U.S. “Teat Base” Sharp’s .52 Cal. for Sharp’s Rifle or Carbine.

M&M # 203. Nice looking bullet. I dug this one in a Federal staging area along Brock Rd. Spotsylvania Battlefield, VA.

SOLD

SHR 25. Dug U.S. “Conical Cavity” Sharp’s Bullet .52 Cal. for Sharp’s Rifle or Carbine.

M&M # 207. Scarce variant with cone cavity. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

SHR 26. Dug U.S. “Long Sharps .52 Cal.

M&M # 462. Flawless example with sharp rings. Dug near Michie, TN. by Brant Arnold.

$15.00

SHR 27. Confederate “Richmond Arsenal” Sharps .54 Cal.

M&M # 464. Not a rare bullet but this one is a beauty. Provenance uncertain.

$15.00

SHR 28. Dug U.S. “Short Pattern Sharps .54 Cal.

M&M # 467. Flawless example with sharp rings. Dug near Lagrange, TN. by John Marks on Jan. 30, 1971.

$25.00