Item: Confederate "Belgian" Rifle Musket Bullet - Huge Uncut Sprue
Condition: Very good, excavated, unfired. Dull white patina with smooth surface. Visible mold seam. Moderate base rim surface chipping. Period dent in upper body just under sprue. Round skirt. No repairs.
Recovered: Winter camps near Fairfax Station, VA by Virginia relic hunter Brigadier General Jack Mountcastle.
Approximate size: .685 x 1.22 inches. Wt. 751.62 grains.
Reference: Similar examples can be found in the following Civil War relic reference books:
See scans of the above pages in the additional images.
Comments: The Belgian bullet is one of the largest small-arms projectiles used during the Civil War. It will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.
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