This is a nice original dug Civil War bullet known to collectors as the .577 caliber "Linder Carbine bullet”. This one is in fine shape with an attractive look. It is a variant of the style pictured as figure #143 in McKee & Mason’s Bullet book.
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…
Excavated U.S. 3 Piece Shaler Bullet .58 Cal. M&M # 520. This variant is the most commonly encountered. Perfect condition with all three pieces dug together and not married from pieces. Dug near Stafford, VA.
McKee & Mason 413 Georgia troops bullet. This is the harder to find 0.54 caliber bullet. This bullet is in very good dug condition. The patina is a light white & a teat can be plainly seen inside of the cavity. Notice how sharp the nose point is. Measures about 0.52 x 1.085 inches.