Item: .44 Caliber Barthalow Bullet for Army Revolver - Mac Mason Lettering
Condition: Excellent, excavated. The bullet has an overall waxy brownish-white surface patina with a flat solid base. It is marked on one side, "Berkley 1-16-75" representing its recovery location and date.
Recovered: "Berkley 1-16-75"
Approximate size: .455 inch diameter, .797 inch length, 240 grains weight.
Reference: Similar examples can be found in the following Civil War relic reference books:
See above pages in the additional images.
Comments: Mac Mason was a historian, author, and artist who applied his skillful and artistic lettering to many Civil War artifacts. This bullet is one of those artifacts and is marked with his recognizable printing style. Mac Mason co-authored "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement" which is still widely used by diggers and collectors in the identification of Civil War bullets, cartridges, artillery shells and fuzes. To learn more about Mac Mason, click his linked name. This Barthalow bullet would have fit the model 1860 Colt Army as well as any other the .44 Civil War revolvers. It will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection.
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