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Domestic Shipping: Orders will be shipped via USPS. Minimum shipping charge is $4.00. Additional rates and insurance may be charged depending on quantity and value of items. Any additional charges will be discussed prior to shipment...there will be no surprise charges. Depending on the item, I may ship in a padded envelope or box, and the item(s) will be placed in a coin tube or film container if necessary. If you desire insurance or tracking let me know when you order.
Fired .69 caliber French Triangle Base.

An interesting fired example of a large French pattern triangle cavity musket ball. Smashed nose, single wide groove, obvious rifling grooves on sides, and perfectly visible triangle cavity. Proof that they were used!
 Reference:  T&T #195D (fired).

.54 caliber "Harpers Ferry Slug" for Mississippi Rifles.

A near perfect example of a the "elongated ball for the Mississippi rifle" cast in moulds made at Harpers Ferry Arsenal. The Confederates referred to these as "Harpers Ferry Slugs". Pointy nose, no grooves, solid base with sprue. Perfect bright white patina.
.533" x .771"
Reference:  T&T #128.

Confederate Lead Finial.

A decent example of a lead finial from a Southern percussion cap pouch. The Confederates used lead for accoutrement finials due to the scarcity of brass.

.56 caliber Colt Revolving Rifle.

A near perfect example of a the Colt Revolving Rifle bullet. Pointy nose, two grooves, rebatted band, solid base. Perfect white patina.
.577" x .972"
Reference:  T&T #96A.

#194 & 195
.54 caliber Merrill, Richmond Laboratory.

Two examples of the Southern version of the Merrill carbine bullet. These were made at the Richmond Laboratory on Brown's Island. Pointy nose, one groove, rebated band, and solid base. Both illustrate knife cut marks in groove where cartridge paper was hand trimmed. Bullet on left (#194) has orange tinge over white patina and was most likely recovered around Culpeper. Bullet on right (#195) has white patina with light ground action overall.
.545" x .847"  --  .540" x .825"
Reference:  T&T #92.
$20 each

.58 caliber Minie, Charleston Arsenal.

A interesting example of a "high-base" Charleston Arseanl bullet for rifle muskets. Nose cast with obvious sprue, mould seams down sides, and characteristic uneven "high-base". Although in very good shape, it was indeed fired and has a faint ramrod ring at the nose. One small ding near the nose on back side. Clearly defined air bubble in top of cavity forming what M&M called a "pin in cone" type cavity. Perfect, even white patina.
.589" x 1.177"
Reference:  T&T #169.

.54 Cal. Merrill carbine.

I just acquired a pair of cartridges for Merrill's breech loading carbine. In minty condition these are perfect and beautifully displayable. Salmon color paper is believed to be from St. Louis arsenal production.
ONLY 1 REMAINS, cartridge on the right side of photo is SOLD.
Reference: T&T #91.
$160 each

.577 cal. Enfield "L2" base.

A very nice example of base marked Enfield bullet. A super sharp "L2" stamp in the base of the cavity. Made by E. & A. Ludlow of Birmingham, England and shipped to the Confederacy on the blockade runner "Minho". Unfortunately it didn't quite make it as the "Minho" ran aground trying to enter Charleston harbor. You will not find a better base mark than this one.
.558" x 1.123"

.90-Bore (~.36 Cal.) Sharps by Gomez & Mills.

A very attractive Sharps "multi-ring" bullet for the sporting rifle. Sharp definition to the many rings in the center. A small shovel nick on one side; other side perfect and beautifully displayable. Great patina. Nice.
.408" x .730"
Reference: T&T #103.

.50 caliber M1865 Spencer Cartridge.

Original non-dug Spencer cartridge for the model 1865 Spencer (.50 caliber). Copper case was coated with varnish by an old collector. Bullet has white patina; possibly from being stored in wood display case in the old collection. Made by Joseph Goldmark and so has "J.G." headstamp.

12mm Perrin.

Internally primed cartridge for the French Perrin revolver. 550 of these revolvers were received by the Ordnance Department. Nice clean specimen. Copper case with wide rim, no head stamp.
.998" tall.
Reference: RBtoRF3, #962.

.44 caliber Sharps.

60-bore, .45 caliber round for the Sharps sporting rifle. Tan patina with one small shovel nick on one side.
.468 x .827
Reference: TT108

Snap Caps (Nipple Protectors) made from Bullets.
Musket "snap cap" or nipple protector handmade out of a minie. Four different specimens, your choice, specify which you want.
$12.00 each

.577 caliber Enfield.

A typical example of a cast, Southern-made Enfield bullet. A perfect specimen. Still coverd in dirt, but smooth white patina is peeking thru in spots. Typical off-centered cone cavity.

C.S. .58 caliber RM.

Excavated .58 caliber bullet for rifle muskets, Southern manufacture. So-called "Georgia teat" bullet. Pointy nose, tall body with three grooves, cavity with large teat. Mould seams visible through grooves. White/gray patina. Nice condition.
Reference: TT171a
.578 x 1.107

C.S. .58 caliber RM.

Another variation of the so-called "Georgia teat" bullet. Pointy nose, tall body with three grooves, thick skirt, cavity with flattened teat. Mould seams visible through grooves. White/tan patina. Nice condition.
Reference: TT171a
.580 x 1.147

.50 caliber Maynard Cartridge.
This is a "put-together" cartridge. Pointy style bullet has beautiful white patina. Brass case is complete with soldered base disc. Nice specimen.
.550 x 1.797
Reference: TT78

.52 caliber Sharps.

Excavated .52 caliber bullet for Sharps carbines and rifles. Pointy nose, raised bands, machine punch-mark with raised teat. White/tan patina with black powder stains on bottom. Nice condition.
Reference: TT114
.536 x .934

C.S. .58 caliber bullet, pulled.

Excavated .58 caliber bullet of Southern manufacture. So-called "Georgia teat" bullet, although this one does not have the teat in the cavity. Loaded and then pulled. Three grooves, pulled with screw hole in nose, ramrod ring around nose, essentric cavity, small plug cavity, rusty scrapes on sides from bore. Gray-brown patina. Nice condition.
.579 x 1.092

.69 caliber for Rifled Musket.

Excavated bullet for rifled muskets. Three grooves, deep plug cavity. White patina with some brown crusty dirt remaining. Deep plug cavity (.425").
Ref: TT185


Maryland Cuff Button.
Non-dug cuff button.  Three-piece button with Maryland seal on front. Perfect stand up shank. Backmark reads, "Scovill Mfg. Co. Waterbury".


.58 caliber "Georgia Teat".
Bullet with three grooves, cavity with pin hole and no teat. Nice example.
.586 x 1.101
Reference: TT171c


.36 caliber revolver cartridge by Robert Chadwick.
Scarce cartridge for .36 caliber, "Navy" revolvers. Made by Robert Chadwick's Hartford Cartridge Works. Simple Colt-style bullet with rebated base, and an untreated paper powder case glued to the bullet. Cartridge was broken and repaired.
.380 x 1.260
Reference: TT7c; MM--; RB3-779

.54 caliber for Rifle.
Southern made bullet with three grooves, pointy nose, cone cavity, essentric rim. Nice mould seam on sides. White and tan patina.
.517 x 1.006
Reference: TT138v; MM459; RB4-240


.58 caliber New Austrian.
This is a fired example of a Confederate New Austrian bullet. Made in Raleigh, NC, and issued to North Carolina troops. Bullet with two deep grooves, solid base. Flattened edges from being fired. White patina with a few small dings on bottom edge.
.566 x .863
Reference: TT177; MM109; RB4-328

.54 caliber "Georgia Teat".
Bullet with three grooves, cavity with large teat, thick skirt. Nice mould seam on sides. White patina.
.528 x 1.032
Reference: TT133b; MM413; RB4-263

.54 caliber Confederate Rifle.
This is a bullet for a rifle. This has three grooves, good mould seams down the sides, thick skirt, and a cone cavity. Nice slick patina.
.516 x 1.019
Reference: TT129b; MM?; RB4-?

.58 caliber Confederate "No-Ring" Gardner.
This is a variant of the typical Confederate Gardner bullet. This type has two faint grooves, good mould seams down the sides, and was nose cast. Nice slick, tan and white patina.
.592 x 1.095
Reference: TT162b; MM --; RB4-394

.44 caliber Wesson Cartridge.
Non-excavated, .44 caliber Wesson cartridge from Crittenden & Tibballs. Very nice and clean Wesson rimfire cartridges. Pointy nose, one groove, copper case. No head stamp, but "line" on head from cartridge case "drawing" process. Examples of these cartridges are uncommon in either dug or non-dug condition. Several specimens available.
.440 x 1.502
Reference: TT62; MM162; RB2-708

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