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Payment: I accept money orders, paypal (jetect1988@gmail.com), and checks (payable to Jim Thomas and must clear prior to shipment).
Layaway: I will work with folks as long they're reasonable.
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.
.50 cal. Smith "Rubber Case".

A clean bullet for the Smith carbine! This is the bullet for the "rubber case" cartridge. Solid base, two raised bands, pointy nose. Mould seam visible.
 Reference:  T&T #72.

C.S. .54 cal. Rifle.

Smooth English-pattern bullet for .54 rifles and .55 Austrians. Nose cast, no grooves, cone cavity. Dinged on one side and marked "Shiloh". This is from my collection and the exact specimen illustrated in my "Bullet Handbook".
 Reference:  T&T #144-C.

Non-dug Williams type III with zinc washer.

A perfect example of a Williams patent type III bullet. Since it is non-dug, it is complete with zinc washer which is usually missing on dug specimens. This came out of a broken cartridge.
 Reference:  T&T #159.

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).

.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.

.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.

.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.

.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.

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

.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
$12.00 - SOLD


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

.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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