Item: Confederate 38 Gauge Bullet for Deane and Adams Revolver
Condition: Excellent, non-excavated, unfired. Grey-white patina. Pin with felt wad present.
Approximate size: .476 inch diameter; .772 inch length; 232.3 grains weight.
Reference: A similar example is pictured in the following Civil War relic reference book:
See the above page in the additional images.
Comments: This example is from a very old Civil War bullet collection. According to the above reference book regarding "English Revolvers":
"Nominally .38 cal. or 84 guage [sic], and .44 cal. or 54 guage [sic] were imported by the Confederacy and southern speculators during the war. These included: Dean and Adams, and James Kerr patent revolvers (both manufactured by the London Armoury Company), and William Tranter's "Patent Double-Action Cocking Revolvers" (made in Birmingham). Imported ammunition bought for these weapons was fabricated in England by Eley Brothers, Broux & Moll, and Henry Gladstone (amoung possible others). Additionally many bullet moulds for southern use accompanied the revolvers.
English Patent No. 1 for 1852 was granted to Robert Adams on October 1 for his expensive and eventually unsuccessful cartridge."
See Adams patent drawing for the "Dust bin" cartridge and also Eley Bros. patent drawing for Adams bullet at the top of page 175 found in the additional images.
This interesting and unusual non-excavated Confederate bullet is from a very old Civil War bullet collection and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection.
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