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Old 03-30-2020, 01:05 PM
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Question Help - Civil War Bullet ID



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I recently found this bullet at a known battle site; I found it along with a few minnie balls, and other CW period artifacts.

Any idea what type of bullet it might be? Best I can tell it's some type of .58? At first I thought an Enfield, but it has rings at the base. Rough weight on my digital scales is 498 grains.

I've also included a picture of a few other bullets I found at the site.

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Old 03-30-2020, 01:27 PM
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Looks like history to me ! I'd kill to find one!

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Old 03-30-2020, 05:19 PM
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That's a great bullet and very hard to come by out in the field. It's a Confederate bullet and If it has the small cone cavity, it's for a Mississippi Rifle. The fact that its a dropped bullet and not fired like the others is a huge plus
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:55 PM
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That's a great bullet and very hard to come by out in the field. It's a Confederate bullet and If it has the small cone cavity, it's for a Mississippi Rifle. The fact that its a dropped bullet and not fired like the others is a huge plus

Thanks for the info! I was wondering if it might be Confederate since it resembled an Enfield. I did quite a bit of searching online last night, and couldn't quite find one that matched it. The bullet does have a cone cavity, I'll try to get a picture tomorrow and post it.

You know of any links that describe the bullet?

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Old 03-30-2020, 09:58 PM
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I picked up this book a while back and it has been helpful. Has most of the civil war era bullets, balls, etc. Shows the different stamps, cones, weights and sizes.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0939631946..._NnQGEbEP3N9TD
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Originally Posted by DbblTap View post
Looks like history to me ! I'd kill to find one!

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Keep at it and you'll eventually find one; it took me awhile to find my first.
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http://www.baymediapro.com/collection/bullet_search.asp

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Originally Posted by EmuDetector View post
I picked up this book a while back and it has been helpful. Has most of the civil war era bullets, balls, etc. Shows the different stamps, cones, weights and sizes.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0939631946..._NnQGEbEP3N9TD

Sweet, thank you! I'll have to check that one out. You see anything in the book that resembles mine?
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by VA-REB View post
http://www.baymediapro.com/collection/bullet_search.asp

Great link, thanks for sharing! I'll have browse through it and see if I can find my bullet.
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Found a few examples "Mississippi rifle bullet":

http://www.tennesseelead.com/page-three.html

Not that I'd part with it, but it appears to be a $100+ bullet.

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

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Old 03-31-2020, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DigginMoRelics View post

Sweet, thank you! I'll have to check that one out. You see anything in the book that resembles mine?
I won't be home again until Friday, but I think most people are pretty spot on with IDs here.
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Originally Posted by EmuDetector View post
I won't be home again until Friday, but I think most people are pretty spot on with IDs here.

No worries, I found a few examples online after Fredneck tipped me off on the Mississippi rifle. HH!
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