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 MS 1. Identified Virginia Infantryman Cabinet Card Image.

Clear image of Virginia Private Addison Bowman armed with a large D-Guard Bowie Knife, Colt Pocket Revolver and a M-1842 Musket. Additional info on his unit coming soon. “Dean of Harrisonburg VA.” Studio Mark.

$995.00

WP 1. M-1858 Remington Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

Scarce Civil War revolver. Serial # 613. Condition is very nice with smooth metal surfaces and no pitting. Clear patent address on barrel. Thermoplastic grips are flawless. Cylinder rotation mechanism is not functioning properly and needs work, possibly an easy fix.

$850.00

 

CSBTN 1. Dug Confederate Army Staff Officers Coat Button.

CS 20, 25 mm. Rare large size Staff Button in excellent condition with no ground action. Slight push on one wing. Found near Richmond VA.

$395.00

 

ART 1. Dug US 3″ Hotchkiss Case Shot Nose.

Type II shrapnel round with very clean iron and partial lead driving band. Intact brass paper time fuse adapter. Found on the Spotsylvania VA. Battlefield.

$165.00

 

ART 2. Dug US 12 lb. Bormann Shell.

High quality dropped example with an un-punched Bormann Time Fuse. Provenance uncertain.

$595.00

 

ART 3. Excavated US 3″ Type I Percussion Fused Hotchkiss Shell.

Hard to find early pattern without flame grooves. Designed for use in the wrought iron Federal 3″ Ordnance Rifle. Excellent condition. Note lands and grooves impressed on the lead driving band (sabot). Found many years ago near the Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

$395.00 

 

ART 4. Dug Confederate 6 lb. Shot.

Mint condition. Note mold seam. Found many years ago on private property by Tedford Coln. Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

$250.00

 

 ART 5. US 3″ Dyer Case Shot found at City Point VA.

Two massive ammunition barges were blown up at the City Point landing on August 9, 1864 in an act of Confederate sabotage. This projectile was found there many years ago and it is in great condition.

$450.00

 

ART 6. Excavated US/CS 12 lb. Shot from Shiloh. 

Superb condition. Found many years ago by Tedford Coln. Professionally cleaned and coated.

$250.00

 

MS 2. 1863-65 Union Parade Flag with 35 Stars.

Approx. 5″x 7″ and made of silk. Used to wave at parades and from windows. Mounted in a frame for display.

$450.00 

 

 MS 3. US M-1816 Military Musket Bayonet .69 Cal. with Scabbard.

Standard bayonet marked “US” in very good condition. Scabbard has a break where the brass tip attaches but can be repaired with some glue.

$250.00

 

MS 4. US M-1864 Blakeslee Cartridge Box for Spencer Cavalry Carbine.

Scarce box with ten reloading tubes (two missing). Good overall condition with strong patent and US Military Inspector markings. Latch tab broken but present.  

$3250.00

 

CC 1. 1864 Series Confederate $500.00 Note. T-64

Excellent condition with full borders, nice color and sharp details. Features General “Stonewall” Jackson, the Confederate Battle Flag and the Great Seal of the Confederacy. Note Confederate Treasury Stamp on reverse. Very lightly circulated. 

$450.00

 

CC 2. 1864 Series Confederate $100 Note. T-65.

Lucy Pickens is featured in the main vignette. VF + condition, moderately circulated. An excellent example.

$75.00

 

CC 3. 1864 Series Confederate $50.00 Note. T-66.

Very Fine + condition and featuring Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Moderately circulated. A nice representative example. 

$65.00

 

CC 4. 1864 Series Confederate $2.00 Note. T-70 (Criswell).

A very sharp note in almost uncirculated condition. Full borders, great color and sharp details. Features Confederate Secretary of War, Judah P. Benjamin. 

$95.00

 

WP 1. Excavated M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

Complete and fully loaded with the exception of one chamber. Most likely dropped in battle. Provenance uncertain. 

$1850.00

 

WP 2. M-1855 Colt Root Revolver .28 Cal.

Remarkable condition. All matching serial # 24727. Sharp markings, beautifully varnished grips, crisp mechanics and lots of original blue finish. A super nice Colt Root. 

$1995.00

 

WP 3. 1850’s US Militia Officer’s Dress Sword by Ames.

A beautiful sword in near mint condition. The blade is frosty with contrasting mirror finish highlighting the patriotic motifs and Federal Eagle. The “AMES MFG. Co. CHICOPEE MASS.” address is present but hidden behind the cross guard extension. Beautiful ivory grip with a Knight’s Head Pommel. 

$1850.00

 

USBP 1. NCO Breastplate for NCO Sword Sling.

Mint condition. A fine example.

$450.00 

 

USBP 2. US Militia Officer’s Sword Belt Buckle.

This tongue and wreath style buckle is absolutely loaded with brilliant gold plating, so much so, that it was difficult to photograph. Most likely a product of N.P. Ames.

$595.00 

 

USBP 3. US Enlistedman’s M-1839 Belt Plate.

Mint condition, a fantastic example.

$450.00

 

USBP 4. Allegheny Arsenal Marked US M-1851 Saber Belt Plate.

A scarce US Buckle in flawless condition with applied silver wreath and applied eagle. Note matching keeper.

$650.00

 

 

USBP 5. US “Burnside” Eagle Plate for Cartridge Box Sling.

These small breastplates are really rare non excavated. Mint condition. A very fine example.

$395.00

 

USBP 6. US Militia Panel Plate.

Excellent condition with super sharp detail. A less common variant.

$350.00 HOLD B.D.

 

USBP 7. US M-1851 Enlistedman’s Saber Belt Plate.

Loaded with bright gold plating. Applied silver wreath. These were worn by the Cavalry and the Artillery. 

$395.00

 

USBP 8. Excavated US “Burnside” Eagle Plate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Found near Fredericksburg VA. Slick face with no ground action at all. One of the iron attachment hooks is partially broken. These small sized breastplates are thought to have been issued to the Volunteer Maine Militia.

$350.00

 

USBP 9. Excavated US M-1851 Enlistedman’s Saber Belt Plate.

Killer patina and sharp details. Missing applied silver wreath. These secured the saber belts of Federal Cavalry and Artillery. Found near Atlanta GA.

$250.00

 

USBP 10. Excavated US M-1839 Cartridge Box Plate.

Minty early dug condition with a slick brown patina and both iron attachment loops intact. Found near Fredericksburg VA.

$495.00

 

USBP 11. Excavated US M-1851 Officer’s Sword Belt Plate.

Integral cast brass wreath with traces of silver plating. Traces of gold plating in the background. Super sharp details. This is a killer buckle. Found in a Federal camp near Tunnel Hill GA.

$450.00

 

USBP 12. Excavated US M-1851 Officer’s Sword Belt Plate.

Cast brass buckle with integral wreath and gold plating in the background. Missing belt hook. Super sharp details. Extraordinary buckle. Found near Dallas GA. off Memorial Drive.

$450.00

 

NSBTN 1. Extremely rare excavated “Hiram College” Coat Button.

SU 206, 23 mm. (Alberts) OH S212-A (Tice). This school was founded in 1850 at Hiram Ohio and future Union commander and President James A. Garfield was a student there before the war broke out. This button is so rare that a photo was not available in either of the main button reference books. Condition is superb and loaded with gold plating. “WADHAM, WEBSTER & CO./ WOL.” rmdc. Dug by Kenny Copelin at the site of the Kentucky Military Institute, Farmdale KY.

$2650.00

 

SSBTN 1. Dug Nashville Military College Coat Button.

SU 279 (Alberts) TN S 250 A1 (Tice), 23 mm. Very good condition with gold plating and light ground action. “SCOVILL MG. CO. WATERBURY” bm. Dug in the 1861-62 Winter Camp of the 1st Tennessee Infantry Regt. near Quantico VA. by M.E.”Mac” Mason.

$1850.00

 

SSBTN 2. Dug Louisiana Military College Coat Button.

SU 206 (Alberts) LA S 296 A1 (Tice), 23 mm. Another Civil War era school button that is listed in Alberts and Tice but so rare that an example was not available to photograph. Condition is excellent with a lot of gold plating and minor ground action. “SCOVILLS & CO. WATERBURY” bm. Found in a Louisiana Troops camp near Richmond VA. by Kenny Pickle.

$2650.00

 

SSBTN 3. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 2 A2, 22 mm. Very slick example with a dark patina. Traces of gold showing through. “EXTRA RICH” bm. Found on the Wilderness VA. Battlefield and possibly affected by the fires that burned so many of the wounded alive during the battle. 

$435.00

 

SSBTN 4. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA  4, 21 mm. Great details with only minor ground action. “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” bm. Provenance uncertain.

SOLD

 

SSBTN 5. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 22 mm. Outstanding excavated example of this Confederate made button. Most likely produced by Bellenot and Ulrich of New Orleans. Slick patina and copious gold plating. Provenance uncertain.

$450.00

 

SSBTN 6. Texas Militia Coat Button.

TX 17, 23 mm. Flawless non excavated example with the desirable “HYDE & GOODRICH NEW ORLEANS” bm.

$3850.00

 

SSBTN 7. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 13, 23 mm. A beauty, loaded with gold plating and great detail. “W.H. SMITH & CO. NEW YORK” rmdc. Provenance uncertain.

$250.00

 

SSBTN 8. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 2, 23 mm. Superb dug example with gold plating and no ground action at all. “W.G. MINTZER / PHILa. 1861” rmdc.

$350.00 HOLD D.A.

 

SSBTN 9. Dug Georgia Military Institute Coat Button.

SU 128, 21 mm. Nice detail. Dug near Macon GA. “FINE GILT” rmdc.

$450.00

 

CSBTN 2. Confederate General Service Coat Button.

CS 81, 23 mm. Great representative example with the “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm. Flawless condition.

$250.00

 

CSBTN 3. Confederate General Service Coat Button.

CS 86A, 22 mm. Scarcer cast brass variant produced in the South. This one has a great looking patina.

$650.00

 

CSBTN 4. Confederate General Service Coat Button.

CS 81, 23 mm. Great representative example with the “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm. Flawless condition.

$250.00

 

CSBTN 5. Confederate General Service Coat Button.

CS 81, 23 mm. Great representative example of this desirable yet readily available button with the “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm.

$250.00

 

CSBTN 6. Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS 127 b, 23 mm. Untouched deep bronze patina and the “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm. This one saw service and was turned up by a picker near Macon GA.

$495.00

 

CSBTN 7. Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS 127 b, 23 mm. Flawless example with a great patina and the “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm. 

$495.00

 

CSBTN 8. Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS 127 b, 23 mm. Another flawless example with a great patina and the “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm. 

$495.00

 

CSBTN 9. Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS 126 A, 25 mm. Beautiful large size “Stippled C” Cavalry Button in perfect condition with the “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm. 

$650.00

 

CSBTN 10. Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS 126 A, 25 mm. Fantastic example of the large size “Stippled C” Cavalry Button in perfect condition with the “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm. 

$650.00

 

CSBTN 11. Dug Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS 130, 23 mm. Beautiful untouched patina on this excavated Script “C” Cavalryman’s Coat Button.”S. Isaacs Campbell & Co./.London./71. Jermyn. St.” bm. Dug many years ago by Jack Wells near Fort Fisher NC.

SOLD

 

CSBTN 12. Dug Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS 27 B, 23 mm. Nice chocolate brown patina on this excavated “Lined C” Cavalryman’s Coat Button.”SUPERIOR QUALITY.” bm.

SOLD 

 

CSBTN 13. Dug Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS 126 A, 25 mm. Fantastic excavated example of the large size “Stippled C” Cavalry Button in excellent condition with the “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm. Provenance uncertain.

$650.00

 

CSBTN 14. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 101 A, 25 mm. Absolutely stunning example of the large size “Stippled A” Artillery Coat Button. “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm. The best I have ever seen. Verbal provenance of Fort Fisher, NC.

$650.00

 

CSBTN 15. Rare dug Confederate Engineer’s Coat Button.

CS 155, 26 mm. A very fine example of this large size and very rare “Lined Script E” Engineer’s Coat Button. “EXTRA SUPERB” bm. Verbal provenance of the Carolina Low Country. This type was never gold plated.

$1650.00

 

CSBTN 16. Dug British Royal Artillery Coat Button.

This Civil War period British Royal Artillery Coat Button was dug many years ago by Ben Ingraham on the Cold Harbor VA. Battlefield. How it got there is up for speculation. The provenance is rock solid. “SMITH, KEMP & WRIGHT BIRM’m.” bm. Flawless condition. I would speculate that it was lost by a British Military Observer of whom several accompanied both armies.

$395.00

 

CSBTN 17. Pair of Confederate Infantry Buttons from a Georgia Soldier’s Coat.

CS 177, 23 mm. According to the Macon GA. area family that sold the buttons, they came off of their ancestor’s uniform jacket. This is purely verbal and there was no name attached to them. Flawless condition with untouched matching patina. “S. Isaacs Campbell & Co./.London./71. Jermyn. St.” bm.

$225.00 ea.

 

CSBTN 18. Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 171 A, 25 mm. Beautiful example of the large size “Stippled I” Infantry Coat Button. “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm.

$450.00

 

CSBTN 18. Confederate Infantry “With Stars” Coat Button.

CS 186, 24 mm. Fine example with good detail and most stars visible. These were produced in Richmond VA.

$1495.00

 

CSBTN 19. Excavated Confederate Infantry Button. 

CS 184, 23 mm. Solid cast brass “I” button. Most likely produced in Atlanta GA. Superb condition with no ground action and a consistent brown patina. Found near Tunnel Hill GA.

SOLD

 

CSBTN 20. Excavated Confederate Infantry Button. 

CS 184, 23 mm. Solid cast brass “I” button. Most likely produced in Atlanta GA. Superb condition with no ground action and a nice green and brown woods patina. Dalton GA.

$150.00

 

CSBTN 21. Excavated Confederate Infantry Button. 

CS 184, 24 mm. Solid cast brass “I” button. Unusual large variant. Found in Gen. Joe Johnston’s 1864 Winter camps near Dalton GA.

$150.00

 

CSBTN 22. Excavated Confederate Infantry Button. 

CS 184, 23 mm. Solid cast brass “I” button. These distinct buttons were most likely produced in Atlanta GA. Superb condition with no ground action and a killer green patina. Found near Tunnel Hill GA.

$175.00

 

CSBTN 23. Excavated Confederate Infantry Button. 

CS 184, 24 mm. Solid cast brass “I” button. Super slick brown patina, an absolute screamer. Found in Gen. Joe Johnston’s 1864 Winter camps near Dalton GA.

$175.00

 

CSBTN 24. Excavated Confederate Infantry Button. 

CS 184, 23 mm. Solid cast brass “I” button. These distinct buttons were most likely produced in Atlanta GA. Superb condition with a pea green patina. Found near Tunnel Hill GA.

$175.00

 

CSBTN 25. Excavated Confederate Infantry Button. 

CS 182 A, 23 mm. This button is found in all major theaters of the war but mostly associated with the Army of Northern VA. Beautiful slick face and intact tin back with shank. A top notch dug example.

$150.00

 

CSBTN 26. Excavated Confederate Infantry Button. 

CS 182 A, 23 mm. This variant is mostly associated with the Army of Northern VA. Intact tin back and shank. Found near Mine Run, VA.

$125.00

 

CSBTN 27. Excavated Confederate Infantry Button. 

CS 181 A, 23 mm. Beautiful example with strong “E.M.L &C. RICHMOND VA. bm. Found long ago near Bean’s Station, TN.

$185.00

 

ART 11. Excavated US 12 lb. Bormann Shell. 

Here is a knock out Bormann Shell. One of the most iconic projectiles of the US Civil War. Killer unpunched fuse. Provenance unknown.

$450.00 HOLD D.C.

 

ART 12. Excavated US 4.4″ Schenkl Siege Gun Shell dug by “Mac” Mason. 

This shell is in very good condition and was found in 1994 on Bush Hill near Alexandria VA. William “Mac” Mason meticulously wrote the provenance on all of his finds. His shells are particularly sought after because he was a relic hunting pioneer in Virginia. This might have been one of the last shells he found.

$995.00 HOLD J.H.

 

ART 13. Excavated Confederate 12 lb. “Sideloader” Case Shot. 

Good looking shell just as dug but would look very good with a basic cleaning. Provenance unknown.

$325.00

 

ART 14. Excavated US 6 lb. Bormann Shell. 

This shell displays well but has had some restoration that has been painted over. Great looking fuse. Provenance unknown.

SOLD 

 

ART 15. Excavated US 3″ Schenkl Case Shot. 

Very good condition with intact Schenkl Combination Fuse. Provenance unknown. This shell was designed to shower small lead balls upon detonation. The Schenkl Case Shot was very deadly because it contained more shrapnel than most Field Artillery Case Shot projectiles.

$450.00

 

ART 16. Excavated US 24 lb. Bormann Shell. 

Scarce in this condition. An awesome shell as is but it would clean up even better. Perfect unpunched Bormann Time Fuse. This projectile packed a heavy punch when it exploded. Provenance uncertain.

$650.00

 

ART 17. Dug Confederate 3″ Mullane or “Tennessee Sabot” Shell. 

Another shell that would clean up really nice if someone put the effort into it. Similar to the common Read Bourreleted shell but featuring an entirely different type of sabot. The “Tennessee Sabot is retained by three iron pins and a center bolt. When fired, the brass plate sabot, iron bolt and pins are usually sheared off. This shell, though fired retains the complete sabot. Provenance uncertain.

$695.00

 

ART 18. Excavated Confederate 12 lb. Shell. 

Super slick shell with no pitting. This type utilized a wooden time fuse adapter. Provenance unknown.

$295.00

 

ART 19. Sectioned US 3.8″ James Shell. 

Interesting artillery display piece. Note details of James Percussion Fuse system.

SOLD

 

ART 20. Sectioned US 24 lb. Bormann Fused Shell. 

Note thick walls and Bormann fuse system. Once part of Tom Dickey’s collection. 

$250.00

 

ART 21. Sectioned US 3″ Schenkl Case Shot. 

A very illustrative piece showing the Schenkl Combination Fuse system and the load of deadly shrapnel in pitch matrix. 

SOLD

 

ART 22. Sectioned US 3″ Schenkl Common Shell. 

A very illustrative piece showing the Schenkl Percussion Fuse system.

SOLD

 

ART 23. Sectioned Confederate 12 lb. Polygonal Shell. 

Cast with lines of weakness. Designed to fragment evenly into five sided shrapnel. A deadly and effective invention.

$250.00 HOLD D.C.

 

ART 24. Sectioned US 3″ Hotchkiss Case Shot. 

A very illustrative piece showing the lead driving band system and the load of deadly shrapnel in pitch matrix. 

SOLD

 

ART 25. Sectioned Type III US 3.67″ (20 lb) Parrott Case Shot. 

A large shell loaded with shrapnel. Note paper time fuse system and zinc paper time fuse adaptive. 

SOLD

 

ART 26. Sectioned Confederate 12 lb. “Sideloader” Case Shot. 

Great example with brass fuse adapter and lead side load plug. Shrapnel exposed packed in sulphur.

SOLD M.R.

 

 

Dan Wingate Bullet Collection

We are offering several really rare and unusual bullets from a 40 year collection. Dan Wingate is well known by many of my fellow relic purveyors. One of the nicest and most unassuming people you will ever meet. He is a beekeeper in rural North GA. and I always remember him as coming to the deep south shows seeking the rarest and most unusual variants of American Civil War bullets. He also collected carved bullets and oddities. I want to give Dan acknowledgement for this fine collection. I have never seen one more comprehensive in scope with such high quality specimens. The variety of American Civil War Ammunition is bewildering, particularly of the Confederacy. Fortunately we have the elementary school primer McKee and Mason’s “Civil War Projectiles” reference book as well as the scholarly and exhaustively researched volumes of Dean and Jim Thomas’ “Round Ball to Rim Fire” . Even with these resources, there are many bullet types still unlisted and unknown with new ones being discovered to this day.

 

 BLT 1. Rare Confederate Tie Ring Sharps with Cone Cavity .54 Cal.

Most like M&M # 188 but with a conical cavity. This is the only one I have owned and it comes from Dan Wingate’s comprehensive bullet collection.

$150.00

 

BLT 2. Dug Base of Confederate Explosive Two Piece Bullet .70 Cal. M&M # 533. 

This would be a great acquisition if you have the nose. This particular base has some slight carving by a bored Confederate. Dug near Dumfries VA. Extremely rare and once part of Dan Wingate’s amazing bullet collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 3. Dug Confederate Carbine or Rifle Bullet, Unlisted in M&M.

Mint condition, two recessed rings. Approx. .54 Cal. Dug in the Shenandoah Valley near Harrisonburg VA.

$150.00 

 

BLT 4. Dug Confederate Gardner Bullet .577 Cal. M&M # 173.

Well formed high base variant with pointed nose in very good condition. A scarce Gardner variant. These are mostly found in Western Theater sites. 

$35.00

 

BLT 5. Confederate Morse Carbine Bullet .50 Cal. 

Listed as #190 in Thomas and Thomas. Rare bullet produced in Greeneville SC. for the Morse Carbine. Nice dropped example. This bullet was originally fixed to a brass cartridge that had an integral percussion cap. If you have a dug cartridge, here is the bullet you need.

$295.00

 

BLT 6. Dug Confederate “Arkansas Hog” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 608.

Rare Trans Mississippi Bullet found in Arkansas. This variant has the plug cavity. Excellent dropped condition.

$595.00

 

BLT 7. Dug Confederate “Belgian” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 570.

Nice dropped example. Nose cast with low shallow rings. Typical thick skirt.

$45.00

 

BLT 8. Louisiana Troops Rifle Bullet .70 Cal. M&M # 291.

Also known as “British Sea Service” bullet. Excellent condition and known to have been found in Louisiana Infantry camp sites. Provenance unknown.

$95.00

 

BLT . Confederate .52 Cal. “Delvigne” Pattern Rifle Bullet M&M # 614.

Rare bullet in excellent dropped condition. This one has a solid rebated base.

$795.00 HOLD W.S.

 

BLT 10. Confederate “Lovell” Cavity French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 293.

Rare bullet in flawless condition. Port Hudson La.

SOLD

 

BLT 11. Rare “Extra High Base” French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 267.

Very rare. Excellent condition. Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

SOLD

 

BLT 12. Rare Confederate “Square Cavity” French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal. T&T (Thomas & Thomas) # 579.

Great condition. Skirt slightly out of round. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$150.00 

 

BLT 13. Rare Enfield Pattern .577 Cal with French Triangular Cavity. 

Unlisted type in dropped condition with shallow triangular cavity. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

SOLD 

 

BLT 14. Rare CS Tall “Tower” Rifle Variant .70 Cal M&M # 208.

Very scarce and massive bullet. Thick skirt with small teat in base. 1.20″ in length. Some evidence points to these being used by South Carolina Troops. Only found in early war sites. 

SOLD

 

BLT 15. “Extra Tall” CS Tower Bullet .69 Cal. T&T # 594.

Good dropped condition. Unlisted in M&M. Found near Richmond VA. 1.12″ in length with plug cavity. See page 240 of Thomas and Thomas Confederate Arsenals Volume for details.

SOLD

 

BLT 16. Charleston Arsenal “Brunswick Rifle” Bullet .64 Cal. M&M # 216.

Very rare bullet in excellent dropped condition. Note crude thick skirt. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

SOLD Bulletmeister

 

BLT 17. Rare Confederate Hall Rifle Bullet .64 Cal.

The only one I have ever seen. Identical to M&M # 291 (British Sea Service) but in .64 Cal. Most likely for use in the Hall Rifle. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 18. Confederate Hall Rifle Bullet .64 Cal. M&M # 642.

Rare bullet in excellent dropped condition. Solid base. Ex Dan Wingate collection.

SOLD 

 

BLT 19. Confederate Naval Lab Explosive Bullet .577 Cal. M&M #530.

Most of these are .69 Cal. and are found used as case shot in artillery projectiles. This is the only smaller caliber I have seen. This one appears to have been hacked by a sword. Very rare bullet nonetheless.

SOLD

 

BLT 20. Raleigh NC Arsenal Rifle Bullet .70 Cal. M&M # 290.

Produced in very limited quantities at the Raleigh Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 21. Raleigh NC Arsenal Rifle Bullet .58 Cal. M&M # 290.

Perfect example. Produced in limited quantities at the Raleigh Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind. These variants are also incorrectly known as “Carcanos” or “Garibaldi’s”. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

$250.00

 

BLT 22. Raleigh NC Arsenal Rifle Bullet .54 Cal. M&M # 290.

Perfect example. Designed for Austrian and Mississippi Rifles. Produced in limited quantities at the Raleigh Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind. These variants are also incorrectly known as “Carcanos” or “Garibaldi’s”. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 23. Extremely rare “Von Dryse” Needle Fire Bullet .54 Cal.

Rarest of the rare. Nice dropped example with intact percussion cap. Used in the M-1841 Prussian Breech Loading Rifle. Unlisted in M&M. Found in Yankee camp near Fredericksburg VA.

$2850.00

 

CART 1. Excavated CS Morse Carbine Cartridge.

Rarely found this complete and without ground action. Missing leather washer but percussion cap intact. 

$895.00 

 

BLT 24. Trans Mississippi “Baby Hog” Bullet .54 Cal.

Off the charts rare. These scarce bullets were most likely produced in the deep mid south by the same arsenal the other “Mangeot” patterns like the M&M # 608. Very good dropped condition. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

SOLD 

 

BLT 25. CS “Cleburne” Rifle Bullet .54 Cal. Unlisted in M&M.

A handful of these rare bullets were dug many years ago by Coy Kitchens in the Bivouac site of General Patrick R. Cleburne’s Troops on the approach to Shiloh.

$350.00 

 

BLT 26. Rare Confederate Carbine or Rifle Bullet .50 Cal. M&M # 69.

Described by McKee and Mason as a “Gwynn and Campbell” early model carbine bullet. I have seen a few of these and this is the nicest. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 27. Dug “Gwynn and Campbell” Bullet .577 Cal. M&M # 656.

McKee and Mason incorrectly call this rare bullet a “Gwynn and Campbell” but in actuality it is an unknown Confederate Rifle variant. Several of these were dug at Fort Fisher in Confederate context. Ex. Dam Wingate collection.

$350.00

 

BLT 28. Extremely rare US .54 Cal. Gardiner Explosive Bullet.

Very few of these have been found. This one is a nice dropped example with verbal provenance of the 1863 Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. I can make out some letters of the patent address on skirt. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

SOLD 

 

BLT 29. Trans Mississippi Confederate Rifle Bullet .54 Cal. M&M # 301.

Noted as a “Mississippi Rifle” Bullet in M&M. Great dropped condition. This variant has the rounded cavity. 

$125.00

 

BLT 30. Confederate Whitworth Sniper Bullet .45 Cal. M&M # 250.

Standard and most commonly encountered variant. Imported from England through the blockade. Sharp conical cavity. Excellent condition. Nashville TN. Battlefield.

SOLD

 

 BLT 31. Confederate Whitworth Sniper Rifle Bullet .45 Cal.

Scarce Confederate produced variant. Nose cast with a shallow rounded cavity. Very rare and mostly found along 1864 Atlanta and Nashville Campaign sites.

$295.00

 

BLT 32. Confederate Whitworth Sniper Rifle Bullet .45 Cal.

Another Confederate produced variant. This type is shorter with a conical cavity. Found only in very late war sites on the North and South Carolina coasts, particularly around Fort Fisher NC.

$225.00 

 

BLT 33. Confederate Whitworth Rifle Sniper Bullet .45 Cal. 

Unknown variant with bull nose, shallow rounded cavity and thick skirt. Very rare.

$295.00

 

BLT 34. US Springfield Arsenal Bullet .58 Cal. with “US” Base Mark. 

Superb example. Dug somewhere in Northern VA.

$65.00