Item: Huge Carved Bullet - Pipe Bowl or Just Art?
Description: Excavated carved bullet with hole to possibly form a pipe bowl. Given its size, it was likely carved from a .69 caliber bullet. Flat carve marks are clearly visible on its exterior. It appears that its interior was whittled out to form a deeper cavity, with a hole in the side at the small end. At one end is a large out-of-round opening with a pronounced rim which may be what was left of the bottom ring to a .69 caliber bullet. The device has an overall waxy bright white patina.
Recovered: Quantico, VA area.
Approximate size: .567 - .726 inch diameter at large opening rim; .430 inch diameter at edge of plateau; .894 inch length; 331 grains weight.
Comments: This particular carved bullet stirs the imagination and one wonders if it was made for a particular use, such as pipe bowl, or perhaps it was just a plain old carving with no particular use in mind. Whatever it may be, this carved bullet will be excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet, campsite, or general relic collection.
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Call or Text: 804-873-5462