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  1. Excavated pair of rare style .69 cal. Prussian bullets.  One of the bullets is the standard, 2-ring, .69 cal. Prussian minie, and the second bullet is a very rare "no-ring" Prussian cast in a wooden mold, and you can still see wood grain in the lead.--$48 for both

  2. Excavated, perfect drop, .50 cal., Greene projectile for the Greene Confederate used sniper rifle.  This bullet was recovered from the Brentwood Hills at the Battle of Nashville where Whitworth, .45 cal, sniper projectiles were also recovered.--$35.

  3. Excavated pair of, excellent condition, Confederate field mold "blob top"minies.  These two excellent examples were recovered from Army of Tennessee 1862 - 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Both bullets are displayed in a glass display case.--$45 for both.

  4. Super, super rare, excavated, "Von Lenke" gun cotton projectile.  This projectile was recovered from an early war Texas camp and is just a little less than perfect, but clearly discernable what it is.  In perfect condition, I have seen this projectile sell from $650 - $850.  Although this example is less than perfect, it is decent, and you can clearly tell what it is and at a smoking good deal.--$125.SOLD

  5. Excellent condition, non-excavated, original .50 cal. Maynard Carbine cartridge.  This will be a very nice compliment to display with your pretty  Maynard Carbine.--$48.

  6. Very nice condition, .58 cal., Minie ball in original brown paper wrapper.  This cartridge remains quite stable and was inside a cartridge box from an estate we recently purchased.--$125.

  7. Small display containing five Civil War Era cartridges.  The display includes a 9mm French pinfire, a brass cased Derringer, a Spencer carbine cartridge, a Wesson cartridge, and a small caliber Smith & Wesson cartridge.--$75. for the entire display in glass case.

  8. Everything that you would ever need for live black powder shooting.  This gentleman who recently passed away was an avid black powder shooter and participated in many North/South Skirmish Association shooting events.  This group of material consists of a very heavy, well constructed, wooden box that will contain everything.  There are two high quality brass bullet molds, both with cone cavity inserts for molding bullets.  There are at least 100 or more bullets already molded, and black powder is in the box for them.  The wooden box has a lift-out tray that will hold  63 cartridges that are ready for firing.  There is also 35 pounds of soft Civil War lead (from melting down fired Minie balls that he recovered) ready to be molded into bullets.  Inside the large wooden box are also targets and patches and other related items to black powder shooting.  I am not going to be able to ship this, but the first guy with a $100 bill at the door gets to load it!!!

  9. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, .58 cal., bullet extractor with an extricated Minie ball for display.  This has become an item not as readily available as they once were.--$55.

  10. Excellent condition and quite rare, .54 cal., 4-RING, Confederate ring tail Sharps projectile.  This scarce bullet was recovered many years ago by Charles Sweeney from a Confederate Cavalry camp near Corinth, Mississippi.--$45.

  11. Quite rare to recover, dropped, .40 cal., Dimmick foreign rifle projectile.  This was recovered many years ago on private property near Ft. Donelson, Tennessee.--$48.

  12. Nice white patina, excavated drop, .44 cal., foreign rifle projectile (sometimes referred to as Swiss Chaucer).  This example was recovered by Charles Sweeney during the early 1970's from Corinth, Mississippi.--$48.

  13. Recently recovered from here at the Battle of Stones River, .69 cal., triangle base, French Minnie.  This rare bullet has one nice display side and is scarred on the other.  It was recovered from a site here at Stones River that is located only a few hundred yards from the famous "Slaughter Pen".  This site is now completely destroyed and has a mental hospital located there.  I already have my room reserved.--$20.

  14. Nice condition, original paper wrapped, complete Confederate .69 cal. buck and ball cartridge.  I recently purchased a Confederate cartridge box, and this still remained inside.  It will be an excellent compliment to display with your .69 cal., smooth bore, Model 1816 or Model 1842 percussion musket.--$175.SOLD

  15. Beautiful condition, excavated, gilted, Confederate used, floral button, and also an intricately carved, .69 cal. musket ball.  Both these nice artifacts were recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.  Both artifacts are presented in a glass display case.--$75 for both.

  16. Beautiful condition, non-excavated pair of .69 cal. bullet worms.  One of the worms is a long pattern, and the other a short pattern.  This display will make a wonderful compliment to display with your .69 cal. percussion muskets.--$95 for both worms.

  17. Small cased display containing five chewed musket balls.  These balls were all recovered from the Confederate line on private property here at Stones River.  All five balls have been chewed and on close examination, four of the five appear to have human teeth marks.  There has through the ages been a folklore tale of soldiers biting down on a bullet for pain while medical procedures on the field were being performed.  This is the origin of the term, "bite the bullet".--$45 for the entire case.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

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

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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)

  42. 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.

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

  44. 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.

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

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

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

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

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.SOLD

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

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. Excavated 50 cal. Maynard cartridge recovered from Granny White Gap at the 2nd days fighting at the Battle of Nashville, TN.--$45.
  74. Nice condition excavated .58 cal. Confederate "Blob Top" field molded minie.  This was recovered from the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.--$25.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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. 
  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82.  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.

  83. 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.
  84. 1200.8.jpg (12135 bytes)We have various Sharps bullets varying from 52 to 54 cal. We have a number of variations--$10 each.
  85. Bullets.jpg (16536 bytes)Collection of 6 completely different Civil War bullets in a 5" x 6" display glass case--$35.
  86. 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.
  87. ColtRevRifle.jpg (4636 bytes)MM #116 .56 cal. Colt Revolving Rifle. This is a nice dropped example with smooth white patina--$7.50.
  88. 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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