Burnside Carbine Cartridge - Excavated High Quality

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Item: Burnside Carbine Cartridge - Excavated High Quality
Caliber: .54
Construction: Conical lead bullet with brass cartridge.
Condition: Excellent, excavated, solid. The bullet has a tan-brown patina and with no dings. The cartridge has a dusty brown-green patina and one very small dent on the underside of the rim. The ignition flame hole in its base is visible. There are no cracks, breaks, or repairs. It is not a "put-together". 
Recovered: Unknown
Approximate size: 2.36 inch length; 434 grains weight.
Reference:  Similar examples are pictured in the following bullet and relic reference books:

  • "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement" by W. Reid McKee and M. E. Mason, Jr. page 86, item #85.
  • "A Handbook of Civil War Bullets and Cartridges" by James E. Thomas and Dean S. Thomas page 21, #89.
  • "Round Ball to Rimfire, Part Two" by Dean S. Thomas, page 22.
  • "Some Civil War Bullets 2" by Thomas J. Stelma, page 9.
  • "Civil War Artifacts" by Howard Crouch, page 108.

See the above pages in the additional images. 

Comments: Today, diggers are not likely to recover cartridges in this condition. If you want a high quality excavated example then this cartridge will be an excellent addition to any Civil War cartridge, bullet, or general relic collection. 


Product Code:
PC9155

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