Federal Three-Piece Shaler Bullet

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Item: Federal Three-Piece Shaler Bullet
Caliber: .58
Condition: Very good, excavated, complete. Overall matching grey-white patina with surface chipping exposing underlying solder. All three sections all fit quite well together.
Recovered: Fredericksburg, VA area.
Approximate size: .566 inch width; 1.32 inch length; 573 grains weight.
Reference: Similar examples can be found in the following Civil War relic reference books:

  • "Round Ball to Rimfire, Part One by Dean S. Thomas p. 209.
  • "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement" by W. Reid McKee and M. E. Mason, Jr. on page 61, item # 520.
  • "A Handbook of Civil War Bullets and Cartridges" by James E. Thomas and Dean S. Thomas on page 41.

The above pages are included in the additional images.

Comments: The Shaler bullet is by far one of the most interesting bullets used during 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 complete Shaler bullet will be an excellent addition to any Civil War excavated bullet or general relic collection.


Product Code:
PC8832

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