.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
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.
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.
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…
An unlisted 3-ring bullet with a large nosecast mark. An easy to see "nip" mark can be seen on the bullet's nose sprue. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a slick white & mold seams can be seen on both sides. The cavity is a flat tip cone with a flat teat at the base of the cavity. Measures about 0.575 x 1.11 inches. A cool bullet!