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VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR RELICS

Civil War Bullets

This page last updated August 30, 2014

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Plez Bagby
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Charlottesville, VA 22906

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PC5523
                  .58 Caliber Three-Piece Shaler Bullet

This .58 caliber three-piece Shaler bullet, with its matching dirty white patina, is in fair condition and was recovered in Culpeper, VA.  According to the local digger, all three sections were recovered from the same dig site, but were not found together as pictured.  While this example is not perfect, all three sections are present.  The Shaler bullet is by far one of the most interesting bullets from the Civil War.  It is a multi-piece .58 caliber bullet that was invented by Reuben Shaler and patented on August 12, 1862.  After it was fired, the three sections would spread apart allowing for more impact points on its designated target.   This bullet is a good example and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War excavated bullet or general relic collection.    Ref. M&M 520 and T&T 155c.   65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5515
                  Bullet In Wood

This piece of wood has a .58 caliber three ring bullet imbedded in it and was recovered from Cross Keys, Va. many years ago by a Virginia relic hunter.  According to the digger, the bullet and wood were recovered just as pictured and has had no repairs  This fine relic will make an excellent display piece in any Civil War battle display, bullet, or general relic collection.   The piece of wood measures approximately 2 x 6 inches.  This bullet in wood will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   $95.00   Order Information  or  Questions?   SALE PENDING

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PC5522
                  .58 Caliber "US Base" Bullet - Carved
 
This excavated .58 caliber bullet is a very rare find.  Not only does it have the raised letters "US" in its base, it also has been carved or whittled on.  Civil War bullets are often excavated with whittle marks or sometimes even intricate carvings typically done by soldiers just passing the time, but recovering one that also has the "US" in its base, is very unusual.  It has an overall dull-white patina, with very visible letters "US", and carve marks on the nose portion of its upper body.  This bullet was recovered in Culpeper,
VA. and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  M&M 342 and T&T 152.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5528
                  .58 Caliber Three-Piece Shaler Bullet

This .58 caliber three-piece Shaler bullet, with its matching dirty white patina, is in low grade condition and was recovered in Culpeper, VA.  According to the local digger, all three sections were recovered from the same dig site, but were not found together.  Though the sections are all imperfect it is a complete example of this three piece bullet.  The Shaler bullet is one of the most interesting bullets from the Civil War.  It is a multi-piece .58 caliber bullet that was invented by Reuben Shaler and patented on August 12, 1862.  After it was fired, the three sections would spread apart allowing for more impact points on its designated target.   This bullet will be an affordable addition to any Civil War excavated bullet or general relic collection.    $35.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5192
                  US Gardiner Explosive Bullet
 
 This excavated US Gardiner .58 caliber explosive bullet is in very good condition and was made with the intent to severely maim or kill.  Pewter, being harder, would fragment more so than lead and thereby making these explosive bullets more effective.  Since these bullets were primarily made of pewter they typically retained a grey coloring instead of turning white like the lead of most bullets.  These bullets were constructed with a fuse nozzle in the base which led to a powder filled copper chamber in the center of its upper body.  When produced these bullets had raised lettering on the bottom edge of the rim of the base that read: "S. Gardiner's Shell Patent Secured" and due to years of being buried, much of the lettering is no longer visible.  Clicking on the thumbnail image to the left, will show enlargements of the base where some of the raised lettering can be detected.  The skirt is perfectly rounded and there are no dings, scrapes, digger marks or repairs.  This bullet is a near perfect example and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  M&M 532 and T&T 154A.  $175.00   Order Information  or  Questions?   SALE PENDING

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PC4800
                  .58 Caliber Skin Cartridge

This .58 caliber skin cartridge is in excellent condition and was excavated in the area of Fair Oaks, VA.  The bullet has a very pleasing white patina and its skin cartridge, which is still nicely rounded, has no cracks, holes, or repairs.  The skin is still solidly attached and, if gently shaken, one can still hear the 150 year old gun powder inside.  These cartridges are rarely, if ever, excavated with the skin cartridge still present or attached due to ground action.  This cartridge is one of the finer examples I have come across and it will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet, cartridge, or general excavated relic collection.    SOLD

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PC5496
                  .44 Caliber "Slanting Breech" Sharps Carbine Bullet

This excavated .44 Caliber "Slanting Breech" Sharps Carbine Bullet is in good condition and has a dirty white patina.  The bullet, while not a perfect specimen, shows some minor dings from being buried for so long.  It measures approximately .467 inch in diameter and .836 inch in length and this bullet will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   $15.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4397
                  Enfield Bullet from the Blockade Runner "Modern Greece" - Certificate Included
 
 I am excited once again to have the opportunity to offer a few more Enfield bullets with wood plugs, all recovered from the English steamer "Modern Greece" by diver Bill Epperson of North Carolina.  In the early hours of June 27th, 1862 The "Modern Greece", a blockade runner, was attempting to deliver weapons and ammunition to the Confederate troops and ran aground off Fort Fisher, NC while being fired upon by the US Navy.  It eventually sank leaving its cargo resting in only a few feet of water.  This bullet, recovered from this shipwreck, is in excellent condition with an ashen grey patina and the letter "L" stamped in the base.  One of the more amazing aspects about this find is the fact that the wood plugs were also recovered in or about the bullets.  This is an excellent opportunity to own a piece of the cargo from this historic Confederate blockade runner.  This bullet will include a certificate of authenticity signed by Bill Epperson.  Clicking the thumbnail image to the left will show enlargements of the bullet and its certificate, pictured with one of the lead ingots, which was also recovered from the Modern Greece by Mr. Epperson in the mid 1960's.  These bullets were likely produced from lead ingots such as the one pictured prior to being shipped.  To read more about this blockade runner click on this link "Modern Greece".  The bullet in the picture is the exact bullet you will receive and it measures approximately .57 x 1.09 inches.  Also, to be clear, the bullet pictured with the certificate and lead ingot in the additional pictures, is the exact bullet you will receive.  This is done primarily for documentation purposes.  I was able to acquire only a few of these Enfield bullets directly from Bill Epperson so, if you want additional bullets, each with certificates, in similar condition, please let me know.   $45.00  
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PC5497
                  Picket Bullet for Country Rifle

This picket bullet for country rifle is in excellent condition and has a nice white patina.  The closest similar example I can find in the bullet reference book "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement" by W. Reid McKee and M. E. Mason, Jr., is M&M 12 on page 22.  They list this bullet as a .56 caliber Confederate bullet but since there are so many variations of these bullets, you will have to be the judge on this one!  This bullet measures .538 inch in diameter at its base and .752 inch in length and this bullet will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   $20.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5492
                  Confederate .577 Caliber Enfield Bullet - "L" Base

This excavated Confederate .577 caliber Enfield bullet is in excellent condition and has a raised letter "L" stamped in its base.  The Confederacy imported these bullets from England through the blockade.  According to Jim and Dean Thomas' "A Handbook of Civil War Bullets and Cartridges", "Enfield bullets made in England were machine pressed" and "the punch that formed the cavity was often engraved and left a number, letter, or symbol in the base of the bullet".  This bullet has a grey-ashen patina, a nicely rounded skirt, and no nicks or dings.  It is likely a water find and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   Approximate diameter is .585 inches and length is 1.07 inches.   SOLD

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PC5494
                  .54 Caliber Sharps Carbine Bullet - 1858 Pattern

This excavated .54 caliber Sharps carbine 1858 Pattern bullet with "ringtail" is in good condition, with a white patina and a visible offset mold seam.  These bullets were used by both sides of the war according to the bullet reference book "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement" by W. Reid McKee and M. E. Mason, Jr.  Its diameter measures approximately .558 inches and its length is 1.00 inch.  This bullet will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   Ref. M&M 179   SOLD
 

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PC5495
                  Buck & Ball - Reconstructed

This excavated .69 caliber round ball and three buck shot has been reconstructed to demonstrate its arrangement inside its paper cartridge.  This will be an excellent display piece for any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   SOLD

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PC5425
                   .36 Caliber "Tear Drop" Revolver Bullet

This .36 caliber "tear drop" revolver bullet is very good condition.  It has a very pleasing bright white patina and a partially visible mold seam on one side.  There is a very small chip in its surface patina at the base rim.  This bullet will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   $12.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5307
                  Confederate .58 Caliber Gardner Bullet - Rocky Face, GA

This excavated Confederate .58 caliber Gardner bullet is one of two that came from a collection of Gardner bullets that I recently purchased.  The bullet is in very good condition with a grey-white patina and a visible mold seam.  Hand printed on the bullet is "ROCKY FACE 12-27-76" indicating where recovered, "Rocky Face", GA. and the date recovered.  This bullet will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  Approx. .578 inches in diameter and 1.084 inches in length.  $10.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5308
                  .69 Caliber Tower Bullet - HUGE BULLET
 
 This massive excavated .69 caliber Tower bullet is in very good condition with its very pleasing even white patina.  It has the plug cavity and measures approximately .678 inches in diameter and .959 inches in length.  The surface of the bullet does have a couple of minor chips but they are hardly unnoticeable.  This unfired big bullet is in great shape, has not been repaired, and certainly would have done some serious damage to anything in its path. 
This bullet will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  $45.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

 

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PC4060
                  10 Mixed Bullets

These ten mixed bullets, with grey, white and tan patinas, are in good condition and are from the bullet collection of Paul Irvin.  Mr. Irvin marked each of these bullets with a corresponding McKee & Mason reference number from their Civil War bullet reference book "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement".  Bullets included are: (Top Row - Left to Right)  .56 cal Colt Revolving Rifle, .54 cal. Gardner, .58 cal. Gardner, .69 cal. French Triangle Base, .55 cal. Suhl Carbine, (Bottom Row - Left to Right)  .58 cal. Washington Arsenal (this bullet is actually marked with the number "33" which corresponds to McKee & Mason's cavity raised mark type of a "star" and not its actual reference number of 341), .52 cal. Sharps Carbine, .50 cal. Smith Carbine - rubber case, .54 cal. Merrill Carbine, .52 cal. Sharps Carbine, (Bottom Row - Left to Right)  .52 cal. Sharps Carbine, .577 Swaged base 5-point, .577 Swaged base 6-point (this bullet is miss-identified and should be M&M 344), .54 cal. Rifle, and a .52 cal. believed to be used in Joslyn or Spencer carbine. Virginia Relics has done their best to examine these bullets to determine if Mr. Irvin's identification of these bullets is accurate but we cannot guarantee that it is.  During the late nineteen sixties into the early nineteen eighties Mr. Irvin hunted many Civil War sites, both union and confederate, in central Virginia.  The story of several of Mr. Irvin's major relic finds is recalled in a chapter from Howard Crouch's book, "Relic Hunter:  The Field Account of Civil War Sites, Artifacts, and Hunting".  Click here to read the story of Mr. Irvin and these finds.  These bullets will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.    $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5321
                  .69 Caliber Garibaldi or Carcano Bullet

This excavated .69 caliber Garibaldi bullet is in excellent "dropped" condition and has very nice even white patina. It has a visible mold seam and its skirt is mostly round.  What makes this bullet distinctive is that it is shorter than the examples I see in the reference books.  The bottom ring is not present and I believe that this is either the result of a flawed casting process or a soldier carving.  According to the Dean Thomas reference book, Round Ball to Rimfire, Part Four, on page 236, item No. 562, these bullets were "made at the N.C. Institute for the Deaf & Dumb and the Blind".  The bullet measures approximately .698 x .979 inches and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  Ref. M&M 199   $35.00    Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4058
                  10 Mixed Bullets

These ten mixed bullets, with grey, white and tan patinas, are in good condition and are from the bullet collection of Paul Irvin.  Mr. Irvin marked each of these bullets with a corresponding McKee & Mason reference number from their Civil War bullet reference book "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement".  Bullets included are: (Top Row - Left to Right)  .54 cal. Sharps & Hankins, .58 cal. Williams Cleaner type I, .58 cal. Williams Cleaner type II, .58 cal. Williams Cleaner type III, 58 cal. Williams Regulation, (Bottom Row - Left to Right) .58 cal. Washington Arsenal (this bullet is actually marked with the number "33" which corresponds to McKee & Mason's cavity raised mark type of a "star" and not its actual reference number of 341), .50 cal. Smith Carbine - Rubber Base, .54 cal. Starr Carbine, .54 cal. Ringtail Sharps Carbine, and a .54 cal. Burnside Carbine with dished base.  Virginia Relics has done their best to examine these bullets to determine if Mr. Irvin's identification of these bullets is accurate but we cannot guarantee that it is.  During the late nineteen sixties into the early nineteen eighties Mr. Irvin hunted many Civil War sites, both union and confederate, in central Virginia.  The story of several of Mr. Irvin's major relic finds is recalled in a chapter from Howard Crouch's book, "Relic Hunter:  The Field Account of Civil War Sites, Artifacts, and Hunting".  Click here to read the story of Mr. Irvin and these finds.  These bullets will be an excellent addition to any excavated bullet or general relic collection.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4290
                  Carved Enfield Bullet

This carved Enfield bullet is an example of what soldiers did with their idle time sitting around the campsite. The bullet now has a waxy tan-white patina and clear visible carve marks on all sides as well as its base.  This bullet is from the bullet collection of Paul Irvin and will be an excellent addition to any excavated bullet or general relic collection.   $25.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4059
                  10 Mixed Bullets

These ten mixed bullets, with grey, white and tan patinas, are in good condition and are from the bullet collection of Paul Irvin.  Mr. Irvin marked each of these bullets with a corresponding McKee & Mason reference number from their Civil War bullet reference book "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement".  Bullets included are: (Top Row - Left to Right)  .56 cal Colt Revolving Rifle, .54 cal. Gardner, .58 cal. Gardner, .69 cal. French Triangle Base, .55 cal. Suhl Carbine, (Bottom Row - Left to Right) .69 cal. Belgian Pattern, .54 cal. Hi-Base, .54 cal. Sharpshooters, .54 cal. Sharpshooters (believed to be miss-identified by Mr Irvin, may be M&M 453), this last bullet at the far right on the bottom row, marked "453", is miss-shaped and may be incorrectly identified. Virginia Relics has done their best to examine these bullets to determine if Mr. Irvin's identification of these bullets is accurate but we cannot guarantee that it is.  During the late nineteen sixties into the early nineteen eighties Mr. Irvin hunted many Civil War sites, both union and confederate, in central Virginia.  The story of several of Mr. Irvin's major relic finds is recalled in a chapter from Howard Crouch's book, "Relic Hunter:  The Field Account of Civil War Sites, Artifacts, and Hunting".  Click here to read the story of Mr. Irvin and these finds.   These bullets will be an excellent addition to any excavated bullet or general relic collection.  $95.00    Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5041
                  .577 New Austrian Bullet

This Confederate New Austrian bullet is in good dropped condition and was recovered in Petersburg, VA area in the 1960's by Grayson Morris of Hopewell, VA.  While there are some chips in the surface of its tan patina, it has no major dings or deformities.  This bullet will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  Approximately .557 inch. diameter x .969 inch. length Ref.  M&M 108.   $65.00  
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PC5323
                  Enfield Bullet - "P" Base and Wood Plug

This very nice .577 caliber Enfield bullet is in excellent condition and has very nice tan-white patina.  In the base of this bullet is its wood plug and the raised letter "P" which is very strong and visible.  Other than a slightly out of round base rim, this bullet has no dings, bends, or repairs.  Approximately .575 inch diameter and 1.12 inch length.   $35.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4898
                  Campsite Relic

This interesting relic is perhaps the work of a bored soldier.  What I believe to be a Spencer carbine bullet which has been shoved, upside-down, into a brass Burnside carbine cartridge casing.  This relic was excavated in a Civil War campsite the area of Harrison Lake in Charles City County, VA.   This neat relic will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet, campsite, or general relic collection.   $45.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC3292
                  45 Buck Shot

These excavated buck shot are all in good dropped condition and were recovered in the area of General George B. McClellan's campsite at Harrison's Landing east of Richmond, Va.  The forty-five buck shot pictured are the exact ones you will receive.   $35.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5096
                  Five .44 Caliber Colt Pattern For Revolver Pistol Bullets

These five high-grade .44 caliber "Colt Pattern For Revolver" pistol bullets all were recovered in the area of Brandy Station, VA area.  All are in excellent dropped condition and all with very nice white patinas.  These examples will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  The bullets pictured are the exact ones you will receive.   $35.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5026
                  Five High-Grade .54 Caliber Confederate Gardner Bullets

These five high-grade Confederate .54 caliber Gardner bullets all were recovered in the area of Brandy Station, VA area.  All are in excellent dropped condition and all with very nice white patinas.  These examples will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  The bullets pictured are the exact ones you will receive.   $85.00    Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC3991
                  Five .44 Caliber Barthalow Bullets

These five .44 caliber Barthalow "for army revolver" bullets are in excellent dropped condition and all have dirty-white patinas.  This fine group was recovered in the Culpeper County, VA area will display very nicely.  The bullets pictured are the exact ones you will receive and will be an excellent addition to any excavated bullet or general relic collection.  Ref. M&M 479   $40.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4555
                  10 Unique and Interesting "Pulled" Bullets
        
  These 10 bullets are not just your average ordinary American Civil War bullets.  Each one of these bullets is a misfire and each one had to be extracted or "pulled" from the gun barrel using a screw, double corkscrew type or other device attached to the end of a ramrod.  What makes this group particularly interesting is that there are several different types of bullets included and each one may exhibit unusual features such as exceptionally large screw holes, very distinct screw threads, deep holes, and other unusual and unique characteristics.  Included in this group are:  (bottom row L-R)  .58 cal. three ring Washington Arsenal "star base", 58 cal. three ringer (excellent example of screw pulled), .58 cal. Type III Williams Cleaner portion, .69 cal. round ball, .58 caliber Confederate Gardner, (top row L-R)   .54 cal. three ringer, .58 cal. three ringer (double cork screw pulled), .58 cal. three ringer (screw pulled), .69 cal. three ringer, .58 cal. six-spoke swage base bullet.   Another overlooked and interesting aspect about extracted or pulled bullets is the fact that they were handled not once, but twice by the soldier.  Sometimes in the heat of battle, when everything was on the line between life and death for these guys, with continued firing, the guns simply misfired and the process to extract the bullet would begin.  My guess is, with bullets whizzing by their heads, the extraction process seemed an eternity.  This nice collection was excavated in central Virginia by various relic hunters and the bullets pictured are the exact bullets you will receive.   $65.00   
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PC4907
                  Ten High-Grade .54 Caliber Round Balls

 These ten high grade .54 caliber round balls all were recovered in the area of Brandy Station, VA area.  All are in excellent dropped condition and with very nice white patinas.  The .54 caliber size round ball is less often recovered than the .69 caliber round ball.  The round balls pictured are the exact ones you will receive and they will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   $75.00  
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PC4924
                 Confederate Selma Arsenal Lube Groove Bullet   "BLOW-THROUGH"


This excavated Confederate Selma Arsenal lube groove bullet is a rare an unusual find and is an excellent example of a blow-through.  The blow-through is a result of a weakness in the walls of the upper body of the bullet formed during the manufacturing process.  As you can see from the additional picture enlargements, the blast from being fired caused the upper body lead to be nicely splayed out to one side.  These Confederate bullets were manufactured at the Selma Arsenal in Selma, Alabama.  Typically, blow-throughs are found in Confederate Gardner bullets and this is the first lube groove bullet I have seen with a blow-through.  Normally these bullets measure approximately 1 inch in length.  This example now measures 1.5 inches in length.  This bullet will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  Measures approximately .571 x .991 inches.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC3498
                  Ten High-Grade .69 Caliber Round Balls
 
 These ten high grade .69 caliber round balls all were recovered in the area of Brandy Station, VA area.  All are in excellent dropped condition and with very nice white patinas.  The round balls pictured are the exact ones you will receive and they will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   $55.00
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PC4921
                 Confederate .69 Caliber "Shallow Base" Gardner Bullet

This HUGE excavated Confederate .69 caliber shallow base Gardner bullet is in very good condition and was recovered in Shiloh, TN.  This nice example is basically flawless with the exception of the dark discoloration in one area.  The rest of the bullet has a very pleasing white-white patina and a visible mold seam.  Check out the enlarged pictures by clicking on the thumbnail image to the left.  This bullet will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  Approx. .688 inch diameter and 1.16 inch length.   $99.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4917
                  Five High-Grade Merrill Carbine Bullets

These five high-grade Merrill carbine bullets all were recovered in the area of Brandy Station, VA area.  All are in excellent dropped condition and all with very nice white patinas.  These examples will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  The bullets pictured are the exact ones you will receive.   $75.00  Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4911
                  Fifteen High-Grade Williams Cleaners Type I, II & III
 
This group of fifteen high-grade Williams cleaner bullets include five type I (bottom row), five type II (middle row), and five type III (top row).  These examples are all in excellent dropped condition, with very nice white patinas, and the examples pictures are the exact bullets you will receive.  All of the bullets were excavated in various Civil War sites just east of Richmond, VA and they will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  $75.00  
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PC4908
                  Five High-Grade Spencer Carbine Bullets with Non-Corroded Bases

These five high-grade Spencer carbine bullets all were recovered in the area of Culpeper, VA.  All are in excellent dropped condition and all with very nice white patinas.  Generally when these bullets are recovered they are found with corroded bases from the chemical reaction between the gunpowder, brass cartridge, and lead.  These examples are basically corrosion free and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   The bullets pictured are the exact ones you will receive.   $75.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4760
                  .58 Caliber "US Base" Bullet
 
 This excavated .58 caliber bullet with "US" stamped in the base is in very good unfired condition.  It has an overall white patina, with a nice round skirt and visible mold seam.  This bullet was recovered in the area of
Brandy Station, VA. and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  M&M 342 and T&T 152.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4461
                     Picket Bullet

This picket bullet for country rifle is in good condition and has a very nice gray-white patina.  It measures approximately .473 x 838 inches.  The diagonal slice in the body of the bullet is not deep, is a period cut, and not a digger ding.  It is more visible in the high resolution image than in hand under normal lighting.  This bullet was recovered in the area of Richmond, VA by 1950 - 60's local Virginia relic hunter, Jim Cullinan.  Jim was one of the early Civil War relic hunters that started out with a true "army mine detector" that actually required a backpack to operate.  M&M 19   $25.00    Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4475
                  Austrian Pattern Bullet 

This Austrian pattern bullet was excavated in the Richmond, VA area by 1950 - 60's local Virginia relic hunter, Jim Cullinan.  Jim was one of the early Civil War relic hunters that started out with a true "army mine detector" that actually required a backpack to operate.  This bullet has an overall very nice white patina with a few areas of grey lead showing.  It is in good condition with what appears to be a slightly out of round skirt.  This bullet will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  Approximately .68 x .89 inches.  Ref. M&M 321   $75.00  Order Information  or  Questions?

 

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PC3351
                                     Confederate Gardner "Blow Thru" Bullet
     
This excavated Confederate Gardner "blow thru" bullet is a unique relic and was recovered just east of Richmond, VA in the area of Malvern Hill.   Due to the thin walls of the bullet nose, caused by improper casting, the force of the firing would cause the bullet to be "blown-through".  This is an excellent display piece for any Civil war bullet or general relic collection.   $55.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4063
                  Three Spencer Carbine Cartridges

These three excavated Spencer carbine cartridges were recovered from the Richmond, VA. area.  The cartridge on the far left is in very good condition while the other two have issues typically associated with excavated examples such as dents, cracks, and breaks.  They are all stable and will display well in any bullet, cartridge or general relic collection.   SOLD

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PC3992
                  Nine High Quality Mixed Bullets

These nine high quality mixed bullets, with varying grey, white and tan patinas, are in very good condition and are from the bullet collection of Paul Irvin.  Mr. Irvin marked each of these bullets with a corresponding McKee & Mason reference number (with the exception of the Enfield bullet marked with 57 representing its caliber) from their Civil War bullet reference book "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement".  Bullets included are: (Left-Right)  .54 cal. Merrill carbine, .577 triangular base French minie, .69 cal. Italian Garibaldi, .577 swage base, .69 cal. Belgian, .57 Enfield,  .58 cal. "US" in base three ringer, CS .54 cal. Selma Arsenal bullet, and a .54 cal. Starr carbine.  During the late nineteen sixties into the early nineteen eighties Mr. Irvin hunted many Civil War sites, both union and confederate, in central Virginia.  The story of several of Mr. Irvin's major relic finds is recalled in a chapter from Howard Crouch's book, "Relic Hunter:  The Field Account of Civil War Sites, Artifacts, and Hunting".  Click here to read the story of Mr. Irvin and these finds.   $195.00 for entire group.   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC3918
                  Five "Dropped" Washington Arsenal Star Base Bullets

This group of five .58 caliber Washington Arsenal "star base" bullets are all in very good dropped condition with nice white patinas.   These examples were excavated from various Civil War sites east of Richmond, VA.  The five bullets pictured are the exact ones you will receive.  Click on the thumbnail picture to the left to see them.   $55.00    Order Information  or  Questions?

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Four Various Prussian Bullets

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PC2998
                  Four Various Prussian Bullets

These four huge Civil War "Prussian" bullets are all from the bullet collection of Paul Irvin and were some of the largest bullets used in the Civil War.  According to the James E. Thomas and Dean S. Thomas, "A Handbook of Civil War Bullets and Cartridges", though these bullets are referred to as "Prussian", there is no evidence of their foreign manufacture.  Mr. Irvin marked each bullet with a corresponding McKee & Mason reference number from their Civil War bullet reference book "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement" During the late nineteen sixties into the early nineteen eighties Mr. Irvin hunted many Civil War sites, both union and confederate, in central Virginia.  The story of several of Mr. Irvin's major relic finds is recalled in a chapter from Howard Crouch's book, "Relic Hunter:  The Field Account of Civil War Sites, Artifacts, and Hunting".  Click here to read the story of Mr. Irvin and these finds.   $75.00 for entire group.   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC3695
                  Bulk Mid-Grade Mixed Excavated Bullets

Bulk mid-grade excavated mixed bullets from Virginia Civil War camp and battle sites are currently available in the following size lots:   Currently sold out of .58 caliber 3 ring bullets but other types are available.

Lot of 25   
Lot of 50   
Lot of 75                                                     LIMITED AVAILABILITY - EMAIL FOR PRICING
Lot of 100 
Lot of 300 
Lot of 500

The bullets you will receive will be similar in quality to those pictures.  Click on the thumbnail picture to the left to see close-up images.  

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PC3696
                  Bulk High-Grade Mixed Excavated Bullets

Bulk high-grade excavated mixed bullets from Virginia Civil War camp and battle sites available in the following size lots:  Currently Sold Out

Lot of 25   
Lot of 50   
Lot of 75                                                       LIMITED AVAILABILITY - EMAIL FOR PRICING
Lot of 100 
Lot of 300 
Lot of 500

The bullets you will receive will be similar in quality to those pictures.  Click on the thumbnail picture to the left to see close-up images.   

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Bulk Fired and Deformed Mixed Bullets

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PC3697

                    Bulk Fired Mixed Excavated Bullets
 

Bulk fired & imperfect mixed excavated bullets from Virginia Civil War camp and battle sites available in the following size lots:   Currently Available

  Lot of 25   
  Lot of 50  
  Lot of 75                                                      LIMITED AVAILABILITY - EMAIL FOR PRICING
  Lot of 100 

The bullets you will receive will be similar in quality to those pictures.  Click on the thumbnail picture to the left to see close-up images    

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Ten .69 Caliber Round Balls

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PC3315
                  Ten .69 Caliber Round Balls
  
 These ten .69 caliber round balls all recovered in the area of Brandy Station, VA.  All are in fair condition.  These will make for a great display and the round balls pictured are the exact ones you will receive.  $25.00
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Carved Bullet

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PC3175
                  Carved .54 Cal. Bullet - Dated "1875"

This .54 caliber bullet has the number "1875" carved into it.  I am assuming it represents the year "1875" but cannot be completely sure.  An interesting find from the collection of  Paul Irvin.  During the late nineteen sixties into the early nineteen eighties Paul Irvin hunted many Civil War sites, both union and confederate, in central Virginia.  The story of several of Mr. Irvin's major relic finds is recalled in a chapter from Howard Crouch's book, "Relic Hunter:  The Field Account of Civil War Sites, Artifacts, and Hunting".  Click here to read the story of Mr. Irvin and these finds.  $75.00  Order Information  or  Questions?

 

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PC2583

              .54 Caliber Von Lenke Gun Cotton Bullet

This .54 caliber Von Lenke gun cotton bullet is in fair condition and has an overall grey-white patina.  This difficult to find bullet is missing its upper body.  It is twice marked "476" which represents its reference number from the McKee and Mason bullet book "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement".  This example is from the collection of Paul Irvin.  During the late nineteen sixties into the early nineteen eighties Paul Irvin hunted many Civil War sites, both union and confederate, in central Virginia.  The story of several of Mr. Irvin's major relic finds is recalled in a chapter from Howard Crouch's book, "Relic Hunter:  The Field Account of Civil War Sites, Artifacts, and Hunting".  Click here for a picture and the story of Mr. Irvin and these finds. Ref. M&M 476   $275.00    Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC134
               .69 Caliber Tower Bullet "Dot Base" Variant

This big beautiful .69 caliber Tower bullet is one of the best I have ever come across.  The bullet has a chalky white nearly unblemished patina.  The bullet has a thick skirt and a small dot in its base.  Dot base Tower bullets are unusual and this bullet is a premium example.   Ref. M&M 214v.   $95.00   Order Information  or  Questions?   SALE PENDING

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