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  1. Original, complete, paper wrap, .54 cal. cartridge for the Mississippi rifle.  This cartridge shows characteristics of Confederate manufacture, and the Mississippi rifle was a much used weapon among Confederate Infantry.  If you have a nice Mississippi rifle, this would be an excellent compliment to display with it.--$250.

  2. Extremely rare to find, original, complete .45 cal. Ringtail Sharps cartridge.  I have never seen one of these projectiles recovered anywhere except from Confederate Cavalry camps.  This is a cartridge that you will rarely get a chance to own.--$250.

  3. Quite rare to find and original paper wrapped, .69 caliber conical Minnie cartridge.  We have the cartridge displayed in a small glass display case with an excavated .69 cal. conical Minnie ball displayed alongside.--$150.

  4. Beautiful condition, excavated, marble white patina, dropped .69 cal. triangle base, French Minnie.  This bullet was recovered from General Breckenridge's 1862 camps near Readyville, Tennessee.--$38.

  5. VERY RARE .54 cal. Ringtail Sharps cartridge, and felt by many to be of Confederate production.  I average getting about one of these every five years.  This will be a FINE compliment to display with your Sharps Carbine.  The cartridge remains very strong and stable.--$275.SOLD

  6. Complete excavated set of ammunition for a .69 cal. Civil War musket.  This group includes a .69 cal. buck and ball, a .69 cal. 3-ring Minie ball, and a .69 cal. musket ball.  These projectiles were all recovered from private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.  This would be an excellent set to display with your .69 cal. Civil War musket.--$38.

  7. Very nice condition framed grouping of "4" .52 cal. Civil War Spencer carbine/rifle cartridges.  Two of the cartridges are mint non-excavated examples, and two of the cartridges were recovered from private property at the position of "Wilder's Lightning Brigade" at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee where the Spencer Rifles were used with great effect.--$125. For The Display-SOLD

  8. Pair of excavated Spencer carbine/rifle cartridges that were recovered many years ago from Wilder's "Lightning Brigade" position at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee.--$65. for both.

  9. Out of print and very sought after "Bullet Bible".  This is Civil War Projectiles II, Small Arms and Field Artillery by W. Reid McKee and M. E. Mason, Jr.  This has been out of print for a while and is an absolute must if you are going to search for Civil War artifacts, bullets being the most frequent thing you recover.--$95.

  10. Original .58 cal. minie ball in original paper wrap.  I recently purchased a Confederate .58 cal. cartridge box and a couple of these were still inside.  I am unsure if it is U.S. or C.S. production.  It will certainly be an excellent addition to someone's collection, and would be very nice displayed as a compliment to your Civil War .58 cal. musket.--$125.

  11. Nice display containing three original, non-excavated, Civil War revolver cartridges.  One cartridge is an original brass cased derringer cartridge, and the other two cartridges are rare front-loading, .36 cal. teat-fired cartridges.  One of the cartridges is a flat type, and the other is a round teat type.--$75 for the entire display and glass case.

  12. Nice little display containing two bullets that the soldier artistically carved.  One actually looks like a little space ship; I wonder if he saw a UFO!--$38.SOLD

  13. 4relics.jpg (40397 bytes)4relicsrev.JPG (51730 bytes)Display of 4 excavated purely Confederate artifacts recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry - C.S.A. -  located on private property near Tullahoma, TN.  The display consists of a coat size Confederate floral button - a purely Confederate lead Cartridge Box finial - a blob top Confederate nose pour Minie - and a .58 cal. "Richmond Lab." Gardner - all displayed in a glass display case.--$75. for all

  14. Excellent display of excavated round balls recovered from Confederate camps following the Battle of Stones River.  The balls include .28 cal., .32 cal., .36 cal., .44 cal., .54 cal., .58 cal., .69 cal., and the big .72 cal.--$48.

  15. Very rare to recover, nice drop, .69 cal., two-ring musketoon projectile.  This rare bullet was recovered years ago from a Confederate camp near Triune, Tennessee.  Interestingly, this is one of the very few sites in our area where this projectile has been recovered.--$79.

  16. Very nice, 8" x 12" display containing three complete sets of Confederate .69 cal. buck and ball.  These projectiles were recovered on private property from the Confederate battle line here at Stones River and are displayed with a diagram and complete history of buck and ball ammunition.--$50 for all.

  17. Original .54, paper wrap round ball cartridge.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your Model 1816 or Model 1842 horse pistol.--$85.

  18. Quite odd "Blob Top" .58 cal., 1 ring (actually 1 1/2 rings) drop Richmond Arsenal Gardner.  This bullet is crude enough that it very well could be a field mold.--$20.SOLD

  19. Dropped .69 cal. Confederate Belgium minie recovered from the Confederate battle line here at Stones River by Arnold Alexander.  It has never even been washed and Arnold dug it off his own farm located here at Stones River.--$38.

  20. Excellent condition, excavated, creamy white, dropped, 5-point, "Swaged Base" .58 cal. 3-ring Minie.  The swage marks in the base of the Minie are actually from the lathe chuck that held the bullet in place while the three rings were cut in rather than molded in.  This is a beautiful example.--$18.

  21. Excellent condition, excavated, .45 cal., Confederate Kerr 3-ring projectile.  This was recovered over 40 years ago by Calvin Sharp on private property near Ft. Donelson.--$55.

  22. Excellent condition, excavated, .577 cal., Enfield bullet with a crisp, "57" base marking with the original boxwood plug in place in the base (and as you can see, the boxwood plug can be removed).--$25.

  23. Very nice condition, excavated, dropped, 12 mm, long pattern, French pinfire revolver cartridge.  This would be an excellent addition to your excavated Civil War projectile collection, or if you happen to have an original Civil War pinfire revolver, would display nicely with it as well.--$25.

  24. Very nice condition, excavated, dropped, .69 cal., 2-ring Prussian projectile.  This was recovered from an Ohio Infantry camp here at Murfreesboro occupied in 1863 following the Battle of Stones River.--$35.

  25. Very nice condition, excavated, .45 cal., dropped, 3-ring Kerr projectile.  This was recovered by Mr. Calvin Sharp on private property near Ft. Donelson.--$48.

  26. Beautiful condition, excavated, dropped, Confederate, 4-ring, Prussian projectile.  This bullet was recovered on private property from Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry position at Knob Gap, Tennessee.  This is a tough bullet to find in nice condition.--$48.

  27. Pair of excavated Federal Cavalry Carbine cartridges recovered from Granny White Gap - Battle of Nashville.--$85. for the pair.

  28. Excavated set of three Enfield Towers projectiles, including a standard .577 cal. cone cavity Enfield, an excellent dropped .69 cal. plug base Towers, and by far the rarest, an excavated dropped tall pattern deep cone cavity Atlanta Arsenal Towers.  These were all recovered from Confederate Camps on private property near Corinth, MS.--$115. for all three.

  29. Group of three excavated, Confederate CS Gardner projectiles.  The group consists of a dropped excellent .54 cal. Gardner, a nice dropped .58 cal. Gardner, and a .69 cal. Gardner that has one nice display side and a damaged skirt on the reverse side.  These were recovered from General Lucius Polk's CS 1863 Brigade Camp located near Tullahoma, TN.--$75. for all three.

  30. Excavated pair of dropped, .54 cal., German Suhl projectiles.  These projectiles were recovered from Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry Camp located near Unionville, TN, occupied during the Spring of 1863.  One of the projectiles is the standard 2-ring variety, and the second is a seldom seen 3-ring variation of the same bullet.  Both are nice drops.--$45. for the pair.

  31. Very nice condition excavated "Drop" .577 cal. Enfield projectile with the scarce "L" (London) base mark.  This was recovered from the Confederate Battle Line here at Stones River a good many years ago.--$25.

  32. Excavated pair of .50 cal. Maynard carbine cartridges.  These were recovered from Wilson's Cavalry position along Granny White Pike at the Battle of Nashville.  One is a flat top variety, and one is a pointed top variety.--$85 for the pair.

  33. Nice condition excavated .52 cal. complete Spencer cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered from private property in Hoovers Gap where Wilders Lightning Brigade is famous for the use of their Spencer repeating rifles at this engagement.--$38.

  34. Quite rare non-excavated .58 cal. spring type bullet extractor displayed with a .58 cal. Minie that was extracted using this exact type extractor.--$55.

  35. Two non-excavated Civil War era externally primed Maynard cartridges.   One is your standard .50 cal. flat top Maynard cartridge for the very popular Civil War Maynard carbine.  The second is an oddity and the first of it's type that I have had.  It is a non-excavated .40 cal. Model 1865 Maynard Sporting Rifle cartridge.  Some feel that a few of these made it into the Civil War, but most feel that they saw most of their service out West during the buffalo hunting and Indian Wars (1866 - 1870) era.  Not a real common cartridge as this is the first one that I have ever had (that I recall !!)-- $95. (for both in a display)

  36. Very nice condition, excavated, .69 cal., 3-ring, Confederate Belgium type Minie.  This was recovered on private property south of Nolensville, TN, from the 1863 camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry.--$38.

  37. Soldier hand-crafted lead pencil made from a bullet.  This was recovered on private property at the Battle of Franklin, TN.--$28.

  38. Excavated, nice drop, .577 cal., lube grooved - plug cavity, Confederate Minie.  This was recovered on private property at the Battle of Chickamauga.--$25.

  39. Beautiful condition, excavated, .58 cal., Confederate, "Blob Top" nose cast Minie.  This was recovered many years ago from a Confederate position on private property near Shiloh.--$25.

  40. Nice drop, .58 cal., excavated "Confederate HI-Base".  This was recovered on private property near Petersburg, Virginia.--$35.

  41. Beautiful condition non-excavated .50 cal. Maynard carbine cartridge - Perfect to display with your nice Maynard carbine.--$48.

  42. Very nice condition excavated dropped Confederate "Blob Top" field molded minie.  This rare bullet was recovered from Wharton's 1863 Texas Cavalry camp located near Unionville, TN.--$25.

  43. Nice condition excavated .69 cal. drop Confederate Belgium style bullet recovered many years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Corinth, MS. by Dr. Rees Buttram.--$48.

  44. Scarce, original, .36 cal. Maynard cartridge correct for the sporting Model Maynard carbine that was popular in the South as a sporting rifle before the Civil War and carried by many Confederate Cavalry into the Civil War.  In addition, the states of Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi purchased an additional 2,369 to help arm Cavalry troops from these states.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your .36 cal. Maynard carbine.--$150.

  45. Mint, perfect non-excavated .44 cal. Tranter projectile {by Deane and Adams} complete with original leather washer on the base.  This is number "91" under the "Cartridge Section" in the "McKee and Mason" bullet book.--$48.

  46. Excellent condition set of excavated "drop" .54 cal. and .58 cal. Confederate Selma Arsenal bullets.--$38. for BOTH

  47. Excellent example of a dropped, excavated, field molded, "blob top" .58 cal. Confederate 3-ring minie.  This rare bullet was recovered from a Confederate Camp on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$25.

  48. Excavated male phallic symbol recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  I was a little surprised that this bullet did not have carved into it "Lorena Bobbitt was here".--$75.

  49. Excavated, lower and middle sections of a dropped 3-piece Shaler bullet.  This is the long pattern, and all you need is the top section to have a very rare and expensive bullet for your collection.  This bullet was recovered on private property on the Gettysburg Campaign.--$55.

  50. Excavated, dropped, .577 cal., "L" basemarked Enfield projectile.  This was recovered a number of years ago on private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.--$20.

  51. Very nice condition, excavated, drop, .36 cal. Savage revolver projectile.  This bullet was recovered quite a number of years ago on private property that was at one time part of Camp Stanley located here at Murfreesboro, TN, during the Spring of 1863.--$25.

  52. Excavated dropped two pieces of a quite rare "long pattern" three piece Shaler projectile.  This is one of the rarer patterns and was recovered on private property near Gettysburg, PA.  This is going to be a real bargain if you are willing to go on the search for the missing section.--$55.

  53. Very nice excavated "dropped" .577 cal. Enfield projectile. This bullet has a smooth, white patina with a raised "57" in the base indicating pattern of 1857, and the original boxwood plug remains intact.--$20.

  54. blobtopmnie.JPG (79917 bytes)Quite sought after by Civil War bullet collectors - nice drop Confederate field mold "Blob Top" C.S. three ring Minie.--$25.

  55. bulletdisplay.JPG (56835 bytes)Collection of eighteen various type Civil War pistol bullets, including Savage, Smith & Wesson, Remington, Colt, Whitney, as well as others.  This collection of bullets was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram during the mid 1960's on private property at Shiloh and Chickamauga.  The bullet collection is displayed in a very nice black walnut display case.--$195.

  56. mbthreeringer.JPG (53568 bytes)mbthreeringerbase.JPG (46611 bytes)Excellent condition excavated "Blob Top" Confederate field molded .58 caliber Minie Ball.--$25.

  57. bulletone.JPG (43663 bytes)bulletonevase.JPG (45465 bytes)Nice excavated drop .69 cal. Confederate "plug base" Towers bullet.  This was recovered from an 1863 Army of Tennessee camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$45.

  58. bullettwo.JPG (59751 bytes)bullettwobase.JPG (43734 bytes)Quite rare excavated drop FIELD MOLD .50 cal. Confederate Sharpshooter's bullet.  The bullet has "cold mold" lines all over it from being field molded.  It was recovered on the Brentwood Hills at the Battle of Nashville - mixed right in with standard .45 cal. cylindrical Whitworth bullets.  Some say this bullet was for a Greene Sharpshooter rifle, and others feel that there were actually a few .50 cal. Whitworths here.  A very cool bullet in any case.--$65.

  59. enfield.jpg (66702 bytes)enfieldbase.JPG (40629 bytes)Excavated .50 cal. "Whitworth-like" smooth sided projectile recovered among .45 cal. Whitworth bullets in the Brentwood Hills at the Battle of Nashville, TN.  Many collectors believe this to be from a Confederate Sharp-Shooter's weapon - possibly a Greene Rifle.--$45.

  60. deanadams.JPG (90569 bytes)deanadamsbore.JPG (58743 bytes)Excavated set of 34 cal. projectiles for the 34 cal. Dean and Adams revolver.  These are quite rare to recover and were excavated from a Confederate camp on private property near Corinth, MS.--$35.
  61. prussion2.JPG (55722 bytes)Excavated drop 2-ring .69 cal. Prussian bullet recovered from an 1862 OHIO INF. camp located near Decherd, TN.  About 30 years ago I recovered a beautiful large oval O.V.M. buckle in this camp.--$35.
  62. carvedbullets3.JPG (83628 bytes)3 carved bullets from Confederate camps located near Franklin, TN.  One appears to be an unfinished nipple protector - one looks like a little space ship - and one is a whittled C. S. Gardner.  All 3 are displayed in a nice glass case.--$55. for all
  63. tribaseblt.JPG (52487 bytes)tribasebltbase.JPG (50518 bytes)Excavated drop .69 cal. triangle base French minie.  This was recovered from Gen. Breckenridge's  Nov. - Dec. 1862 Confederate Infantry camp that was located near Readyville, TN. and occupied just before the Battle of Stones River.--$35.
  64. moldbullet.JPG (65804 bytes)moldbulletrev.JPG (64278 bytes)Single cavity cast brass "scissor type" bullet mold for the "Country Rifle or Picket Bullet".  This is a mold to make bullets for the rifles from home that many Confederates left home for the Civil War in 1861 carrying.  This one looks to be about .36 to .40 cal.  We primarily recover bullets of this type in 1861 and 1862 Confederate camps {but recently we recovered several from a mid-1863 Confederate camp.  Excellent condition.--$150.
  65. Excavated drop .69 cal. triangle base French Minie.  This was recovered near Readyville, TN. from Gen. Breckenridge's Nov. 1862 Army of Tennessee Confederate camp there occupied just before the Battle of Stones River.  This is one of my favorite bullets to dig.--$35.
  66. Beautiful excavated drop .58 cal. 2-ring German Suhl projectile.  This extra nice and quite rare Confederate bullet was recovered by Mark Heath from an 1862 Wheeler Confederate Cavalry Camp located near Knob Gap, TN.--$65.
  67. Absolutely drop dead beautiful excavated "drop" .69 cal. Confederate used triangle base French minie.  It has a creamy, marble like white patina and was recovered here at Stones River in the late 1960s.  I don't know how it could possibly be any nicer.--$45.
  68. Excavated 50 cal. Maynard cartridge recovered from Granny White Gap at the 2nd days fighting at the Battle of Nashville, TN.--$45.
  69. Nice condition excavated .58 cal. Confederate "Blob Top" field molded minie.  This was recovered from the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.--$25.
  70. Quite scarce excavated "Long Tail" Confederate cavalry - Hall carbine projectile.  This is an excellent drop recovered from the camp of the 1st Confederate Cavalry located near the old academy at Unionville, TN.--$65.
  71. A pair of excavated "double end" type balls.  These are quite rare to dig and were used in early smoothbore weapons.  The small balls are about 36 cal. or so and the large ball looks to be around 71 cal. {definitely bigger than 69 cal.}-- Both for $48.
  72. 36maynard.JPG (77845 bytes)Quite rare excavated drop 36 cal. Maynard carbine projectile.  These are almost always recovered from Confederate cavalry sites and is a bullet you rarely dig.--$35.
  73. fieldcast58.JPG (24696 bytes)fieldcast.JPG (28396 bytes)fieldcastnose.JPG (20433 bytes) Beautiful condition drop Confederate field nose cast 58 cal. minie.  It has a clipped nose and a "monster" mold line.--$18. 
  74. 33proj.JPG (29502 bytes)33projectiles.JPG (29848 bytes)Group of 33 freshly dug drop Union and Confederate carbine projectiles.  Some of the different type projectiles in the group are Starr, Merrill. Sharps, Spencer, Burnside, German Suhl, Colt Revolving Rifle, and Maynard.  The group is priced at less than $3. per bullet.--$95.

  75. wmcleaners.JPG (36199 bytes)35 nice condition dug drop 58 cal. Type III Williams Cleaner bullets.  Many of these still have the zinc cleaner washer intact.  They were dug years ago by Pam and Allen Clark along Hood's campaign from Spring Hill to the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  I am seeing nice Williams Cleaner bullets commonly priced at $5.-$10. each.--$135.

  76. 3buckball.JPG (30220 bytes)69 cal. Confederate 3-buck "Buck & Ball" projectile.  I dug this "Buck & Ball" along the Confederate retreat route out of Middle Tennessee enroute to Chickamauga.  The bucks were originally loose packed with the ball using paper wrap.  They were loose in the hole when dug, and I have glued them in their correct position for display.--$15.

  77.  bulkbullets.JPG (82496 bytes)I've just purchased 5000 mixed excavated Civil War bullets.  Bag of 50 mixed dropped and fired U.S. and C.S. bullets-each bag includes a variety of different type bullets at a low cost of $1.70 per bullet--$85. a bag.

  78. 1200.7.jpg (7285 bytes)MM 299--54 cal. German Suhl. This is a nice dropped. These were used almost exclusively by Southern cavalry--$10.
  79. 1200.8.jpg (12135 bytes)We have various Sharps bullets varying from 52 to 54 cal. We have a number of variations--$10 each.
  80. Bullets.jpg (16536 bytes)Collection of 6 completely different Civil War bullets in a 5" x 6" display glass case--$35.
  81. Burnside.jpg (5052 bytes).54 cal. Burnside carbine. We have this bullet in both MM #119(flat based) and the MM #(dished base)--$7.50.
  82. ColtRevRifle.jpg (4636 bytes)MM #116 .56 cal. Colt Revolving Rifle. This is a nice dropped example with smooth white patina--$7.50.
  83. Joslyn.jpg (3577 bytes)MM #470 This is a .52 cal Joslyn carbine. Perfect dropped example with nice white patina--$7.50.

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