This excavated Confederate side-cast bullet is in excellent 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 of: "575 SIDE CAST / CONE CAVITY TENN. / 1.010" indicating its size, cavity type, casting location, and state of recovery. Also in black ink is a dotted oval indicating the slightly flat cast area. 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. 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 white-grey patina and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection. Approx. .57 inch diameter & 1.10 inch length. Ref. McKee & Mason #607.
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