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bullet.58 caliber Minie Ball with animal gut cartridge attached.
There is a hole on the bottom of the cartridge, and, yes, it does contain a residual amount of powder. It is very rare to dig this round intact with the cartridge still intact. This appears to be a Johnson and Dow waterproof combustible collodium cartridge, so well made it survived 150 plus years in the Virginia soil. A real war trophy, dug in 2013.
Order B10081  $74.99


bulletConfederate .38 Caliber Minie Ball.
.38 Caliber Minie ball dug in Central Virginia. The Minie has two raised rings and a rebated base.
Order B10077  $39.95



bulletVery Rare & Absolutely Confederate Made .58 Minie Ball.
This bullet mics at .578 diameter and 1.145 long; it weighs 610 grains, which is a bit heavier than Thomas and Thomas' reference. Recovered at Cold Harbor, Virginia. T&T #171A.
Order B10074  $46.95




bulletVery Rare Harper's Ferry .52 Caliber Minie Ball.
This slug has no grooves and a solid base.
Order B10072  $59.95






bulletVery rare .52 caliber Minie ball.
This rare .52 caliber Minie ball, mics. at .51 and 1.038 inches long.
Order B10071  $26.95






bulletUnusual 3 Ring, Nose Cast .527 x .93 Carbine Minie.
This Minie was dug in Tennessee. I suppose this would have been a loose fit for a muzzle loading .54 carbine or rifle. The ball was nose cast and the sprue remains. It is in excellent dug condition.
Order B10069  $24.95


bulletIntact Buck and Ball.
Intact Buck and Ball dug East of Richmond International Airport in 2015. This round was dug at a depth of more that two feet in a pit and a very few came out intact. This is not a put together, but a very scarce Civil War Round that is almost never recovered intact.
Order B10068  $95.00


bulletPulled .36 cal. Picket Minie ball.
This .36 cal. Picket Minie ball was excavated in Richmond, Virginia. This piece is quite interesting, as pulled Pickets are seldom found.
Order B10066  $12.95





bullet.36 caliber Sharpshooters bullet.
Mics. at .385 x .55 inches. Recovered in Central Virginia. Beautiful condition and guaranteed to be authentic. Note raised base, T&T 42 A.
Order B10065  $22.95





bulletsThree U.S. Sharps Minie balls.
These Minie balls were recovered in Central Virginia. These .52 caliber breech loaders mic at .539 and were made for the linen case Navy carbine, also found on land, as were these specimens.
Order B10063  $14.95


bullet.58 Rimfire Minie Ball.
This piece is probably a Sharps, because of the similarities to a Sharps Carbine bullet. This one was dug in Central Virginia and is in pretty good dug condition, but has a couple of shallow cuts which can be very easily repaired.
Order B10061  $29.95




bulletConfederate-Made .58 Minie Ball.
This Minie ball was dug near Richmond, Virginia. This rare ball is intact with no dings or repairs, only a few areas where the lead oxidation has been deleted by virtue of having been in the ground for one hundred fifty plus years.
Order B10060  $39.95


bullet.61 Caliber round ball cast as two parts.
Dug Central Virginia. Mics at .598. Unsure for which gun this is was intended.
Order B10054  $22.95



bulletFive Soldier Made Lead Nipple Protectors.
These pieces, recovered in Central Virginia, were made by cutting off bullets to fit over and protect a musket nipple.
Order B10051  $22.95

bulletTen Civil War Relic Fire Starter Minies.
The Civil War soldier would frequently use the black powder from their bullet cartridges to help start camp fires. The bullet would often be discarded and tossed into the fire; as a result, they melted. These were all recovered from campfires that once burned in and around the Richmond area.
Order B10048  $24.95

bulletUnfinished Confederate .58 Minie ball.
The Gardner Minie ball, thanks to the Gardner manufacturing machine, was fast to make, but the crimping process that forced the lead flange down onto the paper cartridge caused the cartridge to fail by the millions. Here you see such an example: the skirt on this one was not properly crimped by the Gardner machine, rendering an unusable product that was discarded in the field, but creating a rare Minie ball in the process.
Order B10047  $49.95


bullet.36 Caliber Confederate Civil War Relic Richmond Labs Revolver Bullet.
This Richmond Labs revolver bullet was dug In Central Virginia.
Order B10045  $19.95






bulletVery unusual .58 Confederate Nesler Pattern bullet.
This bullet was dug in Hanover County Virginia in a small creek. I can find no bullet of this caliber or type in any of the bullet books, either M & M or T & T.
Order B10043  $95.00


bulletsTwo Civil War Relic Balls.
There is both a Minie Ball and a round ball displayed on a red background in the case. They were found in Central Virginia, site of much Civil War action.
Order B10041  $12.95

bulletsTwo Pulled or Poorly Cast .44 Pistol Balls
These poorly-made balls were probably rejected when produced by a soldier using a bullet mold. A kind ebayer has mentioned that, because there were no worms for pistols, sometimes tools like needle-nose pliers were used to extract the ball.
Order B10039  $17.95

bullet.58 Caliber Minie ball with rare mold seam on side.
The Minie ball was dug near Richmond and mics at .556 X 1.023" and weighs 516 grains and is housed in a small Sgt. Riker display case. I find no exact comparables in the T & T book, and any assistance is requested.
Order B10035  $44.95



bullet.58 caliber animal gut cartridge.
.58 animal gut cartridge, original, dug at Savage Station about twenty five years ago. The cartridge and ball are intact, just as dug.
Order B10034  $95.00



bulletPerfect .58 caliber Confederate Minie Ball.
This .58 cal. Confederate Minie ball was dug at Cold Harbor, Virginia. Has a plug cavity and mics at .573. This is a pretty rare and absolutely perfect collectible Minie ball.
Order B10033  $45.95



bulletVery unusual rammed & fired 3 ring Minie ball.
This Minie ball was dug near Cold Harbor, Virginia. Sometimes, during firing, a ramrod was accidentally left in the barrel of a muzzle loading rifle and then fired. This minie appears to be the product of such a mistake.
Order B10032  $19.95



bulletConfederate .69 Gardner Minie Ball.
This bullet is in good condition, although it has been nicked and has a vertical gash in one side. Nevertheless, this rare minie is real and genuine.
Order B10030  $39.95




bulletsTwo loaded upside down .58 caliber Civil War Relic Minie Balls.
These Minie balls were dug in Central Virginia. U.S. made Civil War era ammo was loaded with bullet facing up in the paper cartridges that held the powder, but European made ammo of that same era was loaded with the bullet upside down, which might help explain the occasional bullet found that has the ramrod marks or wiping mark grooves, as is the case in each of these. Can you imagine the confusion and panic felt by young men trying to fire without "showing the white feather"?
Order B10022  $24.95

bulletType B .36 caliber St. Louis Arsenal.
This bullet was recovered in Central Virginia. A bullet like this one is shown on page 18 of "A Handbook Of Civil War Bullets & Cartridges" written by James and Dean Thomas.
Order B10019  $12.95




bullet.58 cal. Confederate Minie ball with an "L" in the base.
This bullet was excavated in Central, Virginia. It has "L" in the base, as shown in the picture.
Order B10017  $19.95



bullet.64 caliber Musket ball fired in a .58 caliber weapon.
Don't ask me how in the world they loaded it. I picked this up along US Route 58 at the place where the Dan River crosses that road. (Forty years ago). I found lots of Indian artifacts there and I eye balled this bullet. Cornwallis was rolling along the Dan in his route from the Carolinas to Virginia. I never considered using a metal detector up there, and though I had permission, I was mesmerized by the nice Native relics and didn't consider it.
Order B10015  $12.95

bullet.54 cal. Richmond Merrill.
This specimen was made at the Richmond Laboratory for captured or pre Civil War Merrill carbines. This piece features a solid base, one groove and a tapered base. See A Handbook of Civil War Bullets & Cartridges, by James and Dean Thomas.
Order B10013  $49.95



bullet.69 Confederate Ball
Recovered at Cold Harbor, site of a very lopsided Southern victory, this .69 caliber minie was penetrated straight through with a unknown object that could have been a bayonet or a nail. An interesting piece!
Order B10012  $19.95

bullet.69 Buck and ball.
intact and not re-constructed. Found east of Berkley Plantation in Virginia.
Order B10007  $29.95



bulletSelma lube grooved Enfield bullet.
This bullet was recovered in Central Virginia.
Order B10005  $18.95


bullet"Banded" .69 cal. round ball.
This ball was machine pressed using a three piece mold.
Order B9998  $19.95


bulletDropped .58 cal. Charleston High Base bullet
This .58 caliber bullet was recovered along Lee's Retreat Route.
Order B9997  $24.95



bulletDropped .58 cal. Charleston High Base bullet
This .58 caliber bullet was recovered along Lee's Retreat Route.
Order B9995  $24.95




bulletDropped .58 cal. Charleston High Base bullet.
This bullet was recovered along Lee's Retreat Route.
Order B9993  $14.95


bulletUltra rare and perfect Sharpshooters bullet.
This bullet was excavated in Wilmington, NC. This so called Confederate Pickett ball was used by both sides, in fact, more so by the Union than by Confederates. This one has a base that is one we've never seen. Take a good look. A 36 Caliber x .72 in Length that weighs in at 122 grains.
Order B9992  $125.00

bullet.60 cal. Round Ball with Original Casting Sprue.
The sprue on this rifle or pistol ball was never cut off of this Central Virginia recovery. Some of the seam remains evident, though this piece has been beat up.
Order B9989  $19.95


bulletConfederate Lube Groove Enfield.
This Enfield was recovered along Lee’s retreat route in 2013. This .58 caliber bullet is in almost perfect condition, except for a vertical area on one side and a nick on the bottom edge that were apparently done by the digger.
Order B9987  $22.95




bulletU.S. Shaler .58 Caliber Minie Ball.
All three pieces were dug at DIV in Hansbourgh Ridge. Ruben & Ira Shaler recieved patent #36,197 on August 12, 1862 for their sectional bullet. In theory, the pieces separated after exiting the barrel making "one man equal three." However, the separate sections were inaccurate.
Order B9985  $105.00

bulletU.S. Shaler .58 Caliber Minie Ball.
This bullet was dug at DIV in Hansbourgh Ridge. The middle section is there, but is frozen inside the first part. Ruben & Ira Shaler recieved patent #36,197 on August 12, 1862 for their sectional bullet. In theory, the pieces separated after exiting the barrel making "one man equal three." However, the separate sections were inaccurate.
Order B9984  $105.00

bulletU.S. Shaler .58 Caliber Minie Ball.
This bullet was dug at DIV in Hansbourgh Ridge. The middle section is there, but is frozen inside the first part. Ruben & Ira Shaler recieved patent #36,197 on August 12, 1862 for their sectional bullet. In theory, the pieces separated after exiting the barrel making "one man equal three." However, the separate sections were inaccurate.
Order B9983  $105.00

bulletU.S. Shaler .58 Caliber Minie Ball.
This bullet was dug at DIV in Hansbourgh Ridge. The middle section is there, but is frozen inside the first part. Ruben & Ira Shaler recieved patent #36,197 on August 12, 1862 for their sectional bullet. In theory, the pieces separated after exiting the barrel making "one man equal three." However, the separate sections were inaccurate.
Order B9981  $105.00

bulletConfederate .58 cal. Minie ball.
This Minie ball was recovered in Cold Harbor, Virginia in 2014.
Order B9972  $12.95




bulletsShiloh bullet collection.
Included in this set is one .60 cal. Hanovarian rifle slug, one .62 cal. Hanovarian rifle slug and one Tranter bullet. They were recovered at the battle of Shiloh Tn. with the landowner's permission.
Order B9971  $145.00

bulletsTwo perfect .50 cal. Round Balls.
These balls were recovered in Petersburg, Virginia and are as round
and as smooth as any you'll find dug.
Order B9968  $24.95

bulletNew Austrian Confederate Minie ball.
This bullet was recovered near the Spotsylvania Court House in 2013. It was manufactured in Raleigh, North Carolina by the Institute for the Deaf and Blind. T&T #177.
Order B9964  $135.00


bulletsShiloh bullet collection.
Included in this set is one .60 cal. Hanovarian rifle slug, one .62 cal. Hanovarian rifle slug and one Tranter bullet. They were recovered at the battle of Shiloh Tn. with the landowner's permission.
Order B9962  $145.00

bulletPulled .58 cal. Confederate Gardner Minie ball with faulty base.
This bullet was recovered along the Rapidan River in Virginia. It's base is
crimped, so it could not expand into the lans and grooves of the barrel, and
I belive it was manufactured this way.
Order B9960  $14.95


bullet.60 cal. one groove Hanovarian Rifle slug.
This bullet was recovered at the battle of Shiloh, Tn.
Order B9953  $79.95




bullet.60 cal. one groove Hanovarian Rifle slug.
This bullet was recovered at the battle of Shiloh, Tn.
Order B9952  $79.95




bullet.62 cal. two groove Hanovarian Rifle slug.
This bullet was recovered at the battle of Shiloh, Tn.
Order B9950  $79.95




bullet.62 cal. two groove Hanovarian Rifle slug.
This bullet was recovered at the battle of Shiloh, Tn.
Order B9949   $79.95




bulletVery rare Confederate .44 cal. Prussian bullet.
This bullet was recovered at the battle of Shiloh, Tn.
Order B9944   $125.00






bullets(10) .58 cal. Swage based Minie balls.
These Minie balls were recovered near Richmond, Virginia.
Order B9940   $34.95


bulletWilliams cleaner type II with a piece of the fire starter attached.
This artifact was recovered in Central Virginia. The soldier would throw the bullet
with powder into the fire to get the fire to burn.
Order B9939   $12.95


bullets(7) Pulled .58 cal. Minie balls.
These bullets were recovered in Central Virginia.
They were loaded and never fired.
Order B9933   $22.95

protectorsTwo Soldier made lead Nipple Protectors.
These nipple protectors were excavated in Petersburg, Virginia. So that they would not have to unload their muskets after picket duty, these soldier created pieces would be placed between the hammer and nipple so that it would not fire accidentally. The soldier would place a musket or Minie ball on the nipple and dry fire repeatedly until the nipple protector was created. These examples were recovered in the Petersburg area, from which General Robert E. Lee was forced to retreat, culminating in the Confederacy's surrender at Appomattox Court House.
Order B9931   $18.95

protectorNipple Protector made from a Confederate .69 cal. Minie ball.
This nipple protector was recovered at Cold Harbor, Virginia, was made from a .69 caliber Minie Ball once known as a "Belgian." Note the pin inside the cavity that went into the rifle's nipple. Nipple protectors were made by dry firing the rifle with a bullet on the nipple. This was done so the the soldier didn't have to remove the minie from his rifle when returning from picket duty.
Order B9930   $34.95

bulletFifteen Civil War period .54 Caliber Pistol, Musket or Rifle Balls.
These artifacts are in very good condition, with very little nicking. All were recovered in central Virginia, the focal point of much Civil War action.
Order B9929   $34.95

bullet.44 cal. Picket type bullet.
This Pickett style bullet was excavated in Fredericksburg, Virginia
and was used by both sides. It weighs 198 grains, .725 in length.
Order B9927   $34.95



bulletLarge .58 cal. Picket type bullet.
This bullet was recovered in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The weight is 424 grains.
Order B9926  $34.95


bulletPerfect .58 cal. Confederate Minie ball with an "L" in the base.
This bullet was excavated in Cold Harbor, Virginia.
It has "L" in the base, as shown in the picture.
Order B9921   $44.95




bulletMac Mason .52 Cal. C.S. Minie ball (sometimes called a Selma Arsenal).
This ball has the number 142 on it, and does not have legitimate "location" provenance nor do I know the meaning of the number. This bullet was in a Gettysburg ammo collection I purchased two years ago.
Order B9918   $49.95

bullet.58 Cal. Enfield with an "L" in the base
This bullet was recovered from Cold Harbor, Virginia.
It has an "L" in the base, as shown in the picture.
Order B9916   $24.95



bulletsLarge Group of Civil War Carved Bullets.
Most of these bullets were excavated in the area of the Siege of Petersburg, sometimes referred to as the South's "Waterloo." There is a very nice variety of carved bullets in this collection, and it includes at Williams Cleaners, and Enfield and an Enfield Pritchett. There is a musket ball that looks similar to "Pac-Man", and another piece that may have been used as a pencil.
Order B9909   $224.95

bulletReproduction Civil War C.S. Gardner Minie Balls
Showing 2 Phases of Production.

The Gardner became notorious for failing in the field, often "blowing out". These examples were made from original molds and show the minies before and after the pouch of powder was crimped to the bullet. Of course, this specimen contains no powder.
Order B9907   $29.99

bullets(5) .58 Cal Swage base Minie balls.
These bullets were excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Order  B9899   $24.95



bullet.44 cal. Confederate Kerr.
This bullet was excvated in Central Virginia.
T&T #45A.
Order B9891   $70.00

bulletC.S. Merrill.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia.
It's a beautiful display piece, but it does have
a period ding. Previously called a C.S. Morse.
Order B9890   $29.95

bulletConfederate .58 cal. Minie ball.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. It is T&T #170.
Order B9889   $19.95

bulletConfederate made .58 cal Minie ball.
This bullet was excavated near the Berkeley Plantation
many years ago. It mic's .577, L 1.022 and weighs
518 grains. T&T #173B.
Order B9887   $29.95

bullet.45 cal. Sharpshooters Picket style bullet.
This bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia,
and was used by both sides. It weighs 228 grains,
and is .89 in length.
Order B9883   $34.95

bullet.45 cal. Sharpshooters bullet.
This Picket style bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia
and was used by both sides. It weighs 218 grains, .791 in length.
Order B9882   $29.95

bullet.50 cal. Sharpshooters bullet.
This Picket style bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
It was used on both sides. It weighs 252 grains, and is .80 in
length.
Order B9881   $29.95

bullet.54 cal. Starr Carbine variant.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. A bullet like this one is shown on page 257 #588, of "Round Ball to Rimfire A History of Civil War Small Arms Ammunition Part Two" written by Dean S.Thomas.
Order B9875   $45.00

bullets(1) .58 cal New Austrian and (1) .54 cal Richmond Merrill.
These bullets were excavated in Petersburg,
Virginia.
Order B9850   $69.95

bullets(4) Leet and Hall .44 Caliber pistol bullets.
These bullets were excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Order B9847   $36.95

bullets(8) .58 caliber Gardner Minie Balls.
These Minie balls were excavated in Varina, Virginia. The unique thing about these bullets is the bases are flared, that being the result of improper seating by the famous Gardner bullet manufacturing machine that was in the Richmond Arsenal. The machine was designed to crimp the upraised skirt of the ball down over the powder bag, in this case it did not crimp it, so it resulted in partial crimping making the ball impossible to use therefore they were discarded by the Confederate soldier. Very unique and very unusual to find so many from one cartridge box.
Order B9843   $375.00

bullet.54 cal. Wilkinson.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. T&T# 141A. It weighs 516 grains. This type was produced by the state of North Carolina for it's troops armed with .50 and .54 caliber "North Carolina rifles." Upon firing, the two small wedge shaped segments formed by the deep rings were compressed toward the nose of the bullet. This compression forced the thin edges of each segment into the rifling.
Order B9839   $75.00

bullet.44 Confederate Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia.
T&T #45A.
Order B9838   $70.00



bulletConfederate Gardner blow through.
This bullet was excavated in Dalton, Georgia.
Order B9834   $19.95




bulletConfederate Gardner blow through.
This bullet was excavated in Dalton, Georgia.
Order B9833   $34.95




bullet.54 Caliber Mississippi rifle slug.
This bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virgina.
It was manufactured in Harper's Ferry, Virginia.
T&T #128 and M&M #11.
Order B9830   $25.00


bullet.44 Caliber U.S. Starr Pistol Bullet.
This bullet was excavated in Dalton, Georgia.
M&M #54.
Order B9827   $35.00


bullet.50 caliber Pickett.
This bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
It is .472 diameter and .880 length.
Order B9821   $34.95

bullet(2) Round balls with casting sprue's.
These bullets were excavated in Central Virginia.
They are as cast. They mic .66 and .505
Order B9811   $29.95


bullet.58 caliber (teat base) Confederate made Minie.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. It mic's .584,
L 1.107 and wt 600 grains.
Order B9810   $24.95


bullet(5) Nipple Protectors.
These protectors were excavated in Central Virginia. A soldier made these by dropping the hammer of his musket on a Minie ball. After completing the task, it enabled the soldier to carry his musket loaded. All he had to do was cap the nipple and fire.
Order B9795  $24.95

bullet.44 Caliber Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia, and is T&T
# 45A.
Order B9778  $70.00

bullet.44 Caliber Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia, and is T&T
# 45A.
Order B9777  $70.00

bullet.54 Caliber Confederate Minie Ball.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia,
and will display nicely in your collection.
Order B9775  $44.95

bullet.69 Caliber Confederate Minie Ball.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia,
and will display nicely in your collection.
Order B9774   $54.95

bullet.44 Caliber Johnston and Dow.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. T&T #47.
Order B9771   $28.00

bullet.44 Caliber Johnston and Dow.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. T&T #47.
Order B9770   $28.00

bulletConfederate .44 Caliber Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia.
T&T #45A. D.465. L.72. W.208.
Order B9760   $70.00

bulletConfederate .44 Caliber Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. T&T #45A.
D.465. L.72. W.212.
Order B9754   $75.00



bulletConfederate .44 Caliber Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. T&T #45A.
D.465. L.72. W.200.
Order B9753   $70.00



bulletConfederate .44 Caliber Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. T&T #45A.
D.465. L.72. W.208.
Order B9752   $70.00



bullet.54 Caliber Richmond Merrill.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. It is T&T #92 and M&M #67. Your purchase includes the bullet beautifully displayed in a Sgt. Riker Case as shown in the picture.
Order B9751   $49.00

bullet.54 Caliber Richmond Merrill.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. It is T&T #92 and M&M #67. Your purchase includes the bullet beautifully displayed in a Sgt. Riker Case as shown in the picture.
Order B9750   $49.00

bullet.54 Caliber Richmond Merrill.
This bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia. It is T&T #92 and M&M #67. Your purchase includes the bullet beautifully displayed in a Sgt. Riker Case.
Order B9747   $49.00

bulletConfederate Made .58 Caliber Minie Ball
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia.
It weighs 594 grains, and is T&T #89 and M&M #171A.
Order B9744   $85.00




bullet.52 Caliber Green Enfield Pritchett.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia, and mic's
at .513.
Order B9718   $24.95



bullet.58 Cal Star Base (Washington Arsenal).
This bullet was recovered in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
by legendary relic hunter and historian Mac Mason. It
was purchased by us from one of his digging partners
in New Jersey.
Order B9712   $45.00

bullet.58 Cal Star Base (Washington Arsenal).
This bullet was recovered in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
by legendary relic hunter and historian Mac Mason. It
was purchased by us from one of his digging partners
in New Jersey.
Order B9709   $45.00



bullet.58 cal. 3 Ring Minie.
This .58 cal. Minie is from the
collection of Mac Mason. It was
excavated in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
and personally labeled by Mac Mason.
Order B9698   $49.95

bullet.58 cal. 3 Ring Minie.
This .58 cal. Minie is from the
collection of Mac Mason. It was
excavated in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
and personally labeled by Mac Mason.
Order B9696   $49.95



bulletRicocheted And Split Minie.
This unique artifact was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
It apparently hit something solid, and is just as found.
Order B9687   $49.99



bullet.58 caliber Georgia Teat Minie Ball.
This bullet was excavated in Cold Harbor, Virginia
and will display nicely in your collection.
Order B9683   $12.95





bulletRare .54 Caliber Confederate Minie Ball.
This bullet (selma arsenal) was excavated in Cold Harbor, Virginia.
It is 1.07 inch long, wt 484 grains.
Order B9682   $30.00





bullet.58 Caliber Nose Cast Confederate Minie.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia.
Note the side mold seam, elliptical base.
Order B9681   $22.00




bulletPerfect Confederate Made
.58 Caliber Enfield Pritchett.

This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia.
It measures .973 inch long, wt.500 grains and
has a seam on both sides.
Order B9679   $24.99



bulletConfederate Von Lenke Cotton Gun Minie.
This bullet was dug in Ashland, Virginia by digger Billy Tolley. M & M 476. The base was cut off by soldier, and mics out at .535/.536 weighs 448 grains, Length is 1 inch, identical to the length of the complete ball, excluding the base. Take note of the out of round hole in the base. Your purchase includes the bullet beautifully displayed in a Sgt. Riker case, as shown in the picture.
Order B9673   $495.00

bullet.58 Caliber Confederate Gardner/Cast But Not Manufactured.
This ultra-rare Minie Ball was found in Goochland County, Virginia in a virgin Confederate Camp. Several were found, and this is my very last. Apparently, this Gardner was cast at the Richmond Arsenal and inadvertently dropped into a box of Gardner or other ammo and taken into the field, where they were discarded as useless pieces of lead. When the camp was discovered back in 1991 and later, these rare balls were discovered. Your purchase includes a set of reproduction Gardner's, and the bullet beautifully displayed in a Sgt. Riker case, as shown in the picture.
Order B9672   $1500.00

bulletsConfederate Enfield Collided With A .69 Cal.
Here we have a Confederate Enfield that either collided with the .69 cal Minie in mid air or in the ground. The Enfield was recovered by itself in Central Virginia, and we have placed the .69 cal. in the photo to show you the exact fit. Both bullets are included in your purchase.
Order B9633  $142.50

bullet.58 Cal Star Base (Washington Arsenal).
This bullet was recovered in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the 1960's by legendary relic hunter and historian Mac Mason. It was purchased by us from one of his digging partners in New Jersey.
Order B9632   $34.95

bulletConfederate .58 Cal.
This lubed and grooved bullet came to us
from having been purchased from Tennesee.
Order B9631   $35.00

bulletMusket Ball With Diggers Mark.
This piece has a very nice white patina and
shows the date it was recovered, 4-26-08. It
was excavated at Harrisons Landing, Virginia.
Order B9628   $12.95

bullet.58 cal. 3 Ring Minie.
This .58 cal. Minie is from the
collection of Mac Mason. It was
excavated in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
and personally labeled by Mac Mason.
Order B9624   $49.95

bullet.36 Caliber Richmond Lab
Pistol Minie Ball.

Dug in the Petersburg, Virginia,
this M & M number 97 bullet
is in good dug condition.
Order B9620   $24.95




minieType III Williams Cleaner.
This Williams cleaner was excavated
in Petersburg, Virginia. It was found
with the loop attached.
Order B9616   $44.95

Bullet.54 Caliber Richmond Merrill.
This bullet was recovered in
Petersburg, Virginia. T&T92 and M&M67.
We also have a few more of these in stock.
Order B9611   $55.00

MinieC.S. T&T #134b Minie Ball.
This .54 caliber 3 ring, nose cast Minie was made in the South for the Confederacy. It has a diameter of .516 inches and is .845 inches long. This Minie will display well in any bullet collection.
Order B9605   $39.99

bullets(2) .41 Caliber Volcanic Self Contained Pistol Minie Balls.
These bullets were dug in Richmond, Virginia. Here we have for your consideration (2) .41 caliber volcanic self contained pistol Minie balls. They are in rough condition as seen in the pictures.
Order B9598   $39.99

melted leadMelted Lead with Percussion Cap.
This lead matrix features a percussion cap, and it was found on the Berkeley plantation where America's first Thanksgiving was really held. Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and President William Henry Harrison was born there, as was the tune "Taps", while General McClellan's troops were stationed there. A neat relic from America's most historic plantation. This piece measures 1" long x .25" wide.
Order B9594   $29.99

BulletSplit Minie Ball
From one angle, this piece resembles a catcher's glove or first baseman's mitt, but it is a genuine Civil War Minie that split when impacting. This bullet was dug at Petersburg, Virginia.
Order B9593   $29.99

Bullet.44 Caliber Picket Type Minie Ball
This artifact was recovered in the
Richmond, Virginia area. This Civil War relic is
a .44 caliber Picket type Minie ball.
It is in good dug condition.
Order B9592   $29.99

Bullet.54 Caliber Harpers Ferry Slug
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia,
and is in good dug condtion.
Order B9591   $29.99

head onConfederate - Union head on!
This unbelievable Chancellorsville find demonstrates how hot the rifle fire must have been between the two sides! Recovered in 1981, this amazing example of 2 Minie balls colliding in mid-air is a 2 in a million coincidence. I have analyzed this relic in several ways. 1. One Minie has no rings at all and this is almost certainly a Confederate Enfield ball and according to Dean and Jim Thomas, the Union did not use Minie balls without rings (A Handbook of Civil War Bullets & Cartridges, page 50). The other ball has 3 exaggerated raised rings which became more pronounced because of the impact from the Confederate Enfield. 3. I have weighed the collided balls and they weigh 978 grains (combined weight). As you can see from one of the photos, the combined weight of a .577 Enfield and a .577 3-ring Washington Arsenal ball is 990 grains. I think you would agree that there must be some inevitable loss of mass from the collision.
Order B9581  $2280.00

CS minie display4 C.S. Minie Balls display in a Sgt. Riker case.
Featured are a Richmond Sharps, Ringtail Sharps, C.S. Gardner and an Enfield. They are attractively arranged in a double-matted 6 inch by 8 inch Sgt. Riker case. The center of the case shows a picture of James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart
Order B9575   $29.99

CS minie display4 C.S. Minie Balls displayed in a Sgt. Riker case.
Represented in this beautifully double-matted display are a Richmond Sharps, Ringtail Sharps, C.S. Gardner and an Enfield. They are attractively arranged in a double-matted 6 inch by 8 inch Sgt. Riker case. The center of the case shows a picture of Confederate president Jefferson Davis.
Order B9574   $29.99

CS minie display4 C.S. Minie Balls in a Sgt. Riker case with Lee's picture.
This beautifully double-matted display contains 4 Rebel minies: a Richmond Sharps, Ringtail Sharps, C.S. Gardner, and an Enfield. A picture of Robert E. Lee is centered in the group to highlight the display.
Order B9573   $29.99

US Sharps in melted lead2 bullets embedded in lead
Dug this year in Caroline County, Virginia, this piece is a novelty indeed! I believe the lead was melted campside in a rations can and the two US Sharps carbine were added to the mix to meet their fate and be reformed for future use.
Order B9567 $142.50

2 collided bulletsUnusual - 2 Collided Bullets!
Another example of 2 collided bullets, although we cannot discern if these 2 struck mid air or are a result of caseshot firing. They were excavated in Virginia and present us with another Civil War artifact resulting from intense battlefield activity.
Order  B9524  $237.50

 

souvenir bullets-s.jpg (4935 bytes)Great Gifting Idea...3 genuine Civil War bullets from the Battlefields of Central Virginia!
It is estimated that 65% of the American Civil War was fought in Virginia. A great souvenir for anyone looking for a meaningful representation of the Civil War. The selection includes: one US Three ring .58 caliber, one Musket ball .69 caliber (used by both sides) and one Two ring CS .577 caliber, all excavated in Central Virginia. Nicely displayed in a 3" x 4" Sgt. Riker Display Case (glass top) with an identifying label, ready for presentation.
Order  B1002   $19.95 (Inquire about wholesale pricing by the dozen!)

 

US .69 MinieWatch Fob from
my personal collection.
A select quality US .69
Minie ball w/ 11" chain
assembled by a soldier (as found).
Perfect gift for a
collector.
Order  B9518   $166.25

 

wormedAssortment of 20 Civil War
wormed Minie Balls.

Included are round musket balls,
3-ringed Minies, Enfield,
Williams Cleaner and
Confederate Gardner.
Order  B9512   $49.99 these particular bullets are sold but we have more!

 

finaltwo-s.jpg (4235 bytes) 2 Civil War Bullets.
A combination an Enfield and an Enfield Prichett bullet. (Identified with a label.) Recovered where they lay, (with permission of the landowner). Yours for an inviting price, presented in a Sgt. Riker case on a velveteen background.

Order 2/bullets     Collection Price: $12.95

 

finalfive-s.jpg (5278 bytes) 5 Civil War Bullets.
displayed in a Sgt. Riker case with velveteen background and identified. This collection includes one US Starr Carbine, one Williams Cleaner Type III, one US Sharps Carbine, one Enfield Prichett and one CS Gardner. Excavated, with the landowner's permission from battlefield sites in Central Virginia.

Order 5/bullets   Collection Price: $19.95

 

finalsix-s.jpg (5373 bytes)6 Civil War Bullets
displayed in a Sgt. Riker case on a velveteen background with an identifying label. This collection includes one Williams Cleaner Type III, one Enfield Prichett, two US Three ring Minie bullets, one Sharps Carbine and one musket ball. Excavated, with the landowner's permission from a battlefield site in Central Virginia.

Order 6/bullets   Collection Price: $19.95

 

1bulletcase-s.jpg (15574 bytes) Great Bullet Case!
Slotted, velveteen foam holds lead bullets of many sizes (including round balls) Use all slots (72 count) or skip every other row to accomodate your lables. (8" x 14.5" x 1" Sgt. Riker Case with glass viewing window). Red background only. Case lot count 12 all one color. (Bullets not included in the sale.)

Order Bullet Case           Single case price:           $16.50
Order Bullet Caselot       Price (
12@ $11.74 ea.) or $140.90

 

 

USSharps-s.jpg100 Dropped and unfired US Sharps Carbine Bullets! The Union Cavalry's presence in Central Virginia was prolific. If you need good quality unfired rounds, these are for you!

Order 100 Dropped US Sharps for $195.00

 

50 Pulled Minie50 pulled Civil War Minie balls. Assortment of pulled Minies. Non-fired. Yours from Sgt. Riker for a reasonable price.

Order 50 pulled Minie Bullets for $94.95