Confederate .577/.58 Caliber "Salvaged Lead" Rifle Musket Bullet - Mac Mason Lettering

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This excavated Confederate .577/.58 caliber “Salvaged Lead” rifle musket bullet is in very good condition and is from the collection of the legendary relic hunter Mac Mason. Mac Mason was also 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: "C. S. SALVAGE LEAD / FUSSELS [sic] MILLS / 6-72" representing the type bullet, recovery location and date. "Salvaged lead" bullets are typically crude in nature with mottled white-grey-dark patinas. 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. For an image and additional information on Mac Mason, click on his name. This example has a very strong mold seam and still retains its original shape. It measures .57 x 1.00 inches. According to Round Ball to Rimfire, Part Four by Dean Thomas, on page 208, these truncated cone cavity bullets were "made on Lehner & White machinery at Richmond." This Confederate "salvaged lead" bullet will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection. Ref. M&M: 371 RBTR: 368/369. 


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PC3234

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