This excavated .58 caliber “Williams regulation” bullet is in very good condition and is from the collection of the legendary Mac Mason. 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 lettering style. This example is marked on one side: "1855 PISTOL CARBINE / PETERS’BG." representing the type bullet and recovery location. These bullets are now known as “Williams regulation” bullets according to “Round Ball To Rimfire” by Dean S. Thomas. Mac Mason also 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. In the additional images to the left of this description is an image of Mac Mason and additional information about him. The surface of this bullet has a tan-brown patina and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection. Approx. .57 inch diameter & 96 inch length. Ref. McKee & Mason #352.
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