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Civil War Bullets & Cartridges

NOTE: Reference numbers refer to illustrations in "Civil War Projectiles II", by McKee & Mason.

The bullets pictured are for reference purposes and not necessarily the exact bullet for sale.

 

WHITWORTH BULLETS, McKee & Mason # 250

The Whitworth rifle was an English made single-shot muzzleloader with excellent long-range accuracy for its era, that  saw extensive use with the Confederate sharpshooters in the American Civil War, even claiming the lives of several Union generals, including John Sedgwick, one of the highest-ranking Union officers killed during the Civil War, shot on May 9, 1864, at Spotsylvania.  The Whitworth rifle was widely regarded as the world's first sniper rifle.  These rounds are both .45 caliber with A being 1.32" long, while B is 1.42" in length. Bullet A also shows a hint of the hexagonal rifling.

Your choice $ 250.00 each. 

 

EXCAVATED MASSACHUSETTS ARMS BULLET MOLD
Approximately 5" brass mold with it's iron sprue cutter missing.
The mold is marked "Mass. Arms / Chicopee Falls" on one handle.
It's frozen closed, but displays nicely.
$ 135.00

 

"COLT'S PATENT"31 CALIBER IRON BULLET MOLD
Approximately 5" iron mold with iron sprue cutter. The mold is marked "Colt's Patent" on the cutter and
the harder to find "31 Pkt" on the body. in two places
. Attic condition, with a fair amount of blue, and would
Probably benefit from a good cleaning.
$ 125.00
 On Hold!!! 

 

36 CALIBER BRASS BULLET MOLD
Approximately 5" brass mold with iron sprue cutter that is
a bit too pitted to read any markings that may have been on it.
The body of the mold is marked "6688" in two places
.
$ 125.00     (mg-142)

 

UNOPENED CARTRIDGE PACKAGE FOR .36 CALIBER PISTOL
"Six Seamless Skin Cartridges  For Colt, Whitney, or Remington's  Navy Pistol
36-100 Calibre.  Hotchkiss' Patent Feb. 11th, 1862.
Unopened, with only a few tiny spots of paper missing.

Sold!!!    (mg-148-1)

 

M&M # DESCRIPTION PRICE
7 COSMOPOLITAN $ 15
12 COUNTRY RIFLE $ 8
53 STARR CARBINE $ 5
54 STARR REVOLVER $ 25
63
MM-63.JPG (36238 bytes) HANOVARIAN 1-Ring $ 145
SOLD!
63A
MM-63A.JPG (46484 bytes) HANOVARIAN 1-Ring (Variation) $ 145
SOLD!
M&Mhan2.JPG (39641 bytes) HANOVARIAN 2-Rings (Unlisted) $ 145
SOLD!
64
MM-64.JPG (52616 bytes) SHOTGUN SLUG $ 65
SOLD!
65
MM-65.JPG (32848 bytes) SHOTGUN SLUG,  Rare! $ 200
SOLD!
66
M&M-66.JPG (34953 bytes) SHOTGUN SLUG $ 60
SOLD!
67 MM-67.JPG (49692 bytes) CS MERRILL $ 35
70 SMITH CARBINE $ 3
71 SHARPS & HANKINS $ 25
75 MAYNARD $ 25
86 .37 MAYNARD $ 85
SOLD!
97 FOREIGN MOLD $ 25
105 WILKINSON $ 65
SOLD!
117 COLT REVOLVING RIFLE $ 15
119 BURNSIDE CARBINE .54 CAL. $ 2
122 COLT $ 3
123 SAGE $ 5
125 SAVAGE ARMY REVOLVER $ 10
128 MM-128.JPG (27024 bytes) C.S. FOR REVOLVER $ 65
SOLD!
136 MERRIL CARBINE $ 5
143 LINDER $ 45
145 M&M145.JPG (41936 bytes) BILLINGHURST & REQUA $ 150
168 GARDNER .69 CAL. $ 150
176 GARDNER 1-Ring $ 25
M&MsharpUL.JPG (50164 bytes) MULTI-RING SHARPS   .36 CAL. Unlisted $ 50
SOLD!
193 MM-193.JPG (37856 bytes) MULTI-RING SHARPS   .46 CAL. $ 165
SOLD!
194
MM-195.JPG (38040 bytes) SHARPS SLANTING BREACH $ 45
SOLD!
195 MM-194.JPG (32416 bytes) SHARPS SLANTING BREACH $ 95
SOLD!
197 MM-197.JPG (24653 bytes) SHARPS SLANTING BREACH $ 75
SOLD!
199 GARIBALDI $ 40
200 .58 CAL. GARIBALDI $ 250
SOLD!
M&M-ENsol.JPG (30138 bytes) ENFIELD WITH SOLID BASE.   Perfect, but someone has written "199" on base. $ 175
SOLD!
ENFIELD WITH "L" IN BASE $ 25
ENFIELD WITH WOOD PLUG IN BASE $12
ENFIELD WITH "L2" IN BASE $ 35
SOLD!
    ENFIELD WITH "57" IN BASE $ 8
250 Whitworth .45 Caliber $ 250
 
263
M&M-263A.JPG (52209 bytes)

M&M-263B.JPG (40469 bytes)

FRENCH LOVELL BASE $ 125
SOLD!
264 FRENCH TRIANGLE BASE $ 30
266
MM-266-A.JPG (42256 bytes)

MM-266-B.JPG (32312 bytes)

HIGH BASE FRENCH TRIANGLE (Some bends in base) $ 85
SOLD!
286 PRUSSIAN $ 22
291 BRITISH RIFLE MUSKET $ 85
301
MM-301.JPG (54822 bytes) MISSISSIPPI RIFLE $ 75
SOLD!
305 MACON $ 60
314 RIFLE MUSKET $ 7
318 BELGIAN $ 22
342 "US" BASE $ 65
349 TRIANGLE BASE $ 18
352 PISTOL CARBINE $ 3
367 CONFEDERATE HIGH BASE $ 15
390 GEORGIA TEAT BASE .58 Caliber $ 8
410 MACHINE GROOVE $ 10
413 GEORGIA TEAT BASE .54 Caliber $ 8
442 GALLAGHER $ 8
448 AUSTRIAN $ 95
479 BARTHOLOW $ 2
480 COLT ARMY $ 2
482 HAZARD FOR ARMY $ 5
490 COLT DRAGOON $ 2
497 FOREIGN MOLD $ 25
499 COLT OLD PATTERN $ 5
508 COLT POCKET $ 3
515 SHARPS & HANKINS $ 25
517 ADAMS FOR TRANTER   .39 CAL. $ 75
Unlisted ADAMS FOR TRANTER   .44 CAL. $ 75
519 SHALER (shown assembled & apart)  Dug together at Chancellorsville! SOLD!!!

 

520 SHALER  Dug together in a camp in Stafford County, Virginia occupied by  New York troops!
It's a little blackened (fire pit?) and the top two pieces are stuck together, though we didn't try too hard to separate them!
$ 100
532 GARDINER EXPLOSIVE  Nice! $ 225
539
MM-539.JPG (42192 bytes) WILLIAMS U.S. FOR AGAR COFFEE MILL MACHINE GUN $ 225
SOLD!!
542
M&M-514.JPG (32535 bytes) SQUARE SHANK EXPERIMENTAL CLEANER $ 225
SOLD!!
559
M&M-559.JPG (38292 bytes) HESSIAN $ 165
SOLD!!
622
M&M-622.JPG (48007 bytes) BAVARIAN SHARPS $ 85
SOLD!!
625 M&M-625.JPG (54512 bytes) SHARPS PISTOL $ 135
SOLD!!
644 MACON ARSENAL,   Solid Base $ 60
650
MM-650.JPG (46982 bytes) C.S. POSSIBLY FOR KERR REVOLVER, Crude field cast (but not as crude looking in person as in the close-up picture!) $ 95
SOLD!!
656
GWYNN & CAMPBELL (Slightly out of round) $ 275
SOLD!!

 

 

CARTRIDGES

NOTE: Reference numbers refer to illustrations in the cartridge section of "Civil War Projectiles II", by McKee & Mason. 

M&M # DESCRIPTION DUG or NON PRICE
7 .58 CALIBER MINIE BALL NON-DUG $ 125
26 .58 CALIBER WILLIAMS CLEANER NON-DUG $ 175
SOLD!!
46 .52 CALIBER PISTOL BALL NON-DUG $ 135
SOLD!!
58A STARR CARBINE NON-DUG $ 125
SOLD!!
58B STARR CARBINE NON-DUG $ 135
SOLD!!
82 POULTNEY FOR GALLAGHER NON-DUG $ 65
83 BRASS CASE GALLAGHER NON-DUG $ 75
85 BURNSIDE NON-DUG $ 65
88 MAYNARD NON-DUG $ 60
88 MAYNARD DUG $ 85
SOLD!!
132 BILLINGHURST & REQUA NON-DUG $ 175


151
VOLCANIC SELF CONTAINED    .41 CAL. DUG $ 75
152 VOLCANIC SELF CONTAINED    .31 CAL. DUG $ 50
SOLD!!
155 SMITH & WESSON DUG $ 18
161 HENRY RIFLE DUG $ 35
167 SPENCER CARBINE DUG $ 25
180 SKIN CARTRIDGE DUG $ 55