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Payment: I accept money orders, paypal (jetect1988@gmail.com), and checks (payable to Jim Thomas and must clear prior to shipment).
Layaway: I will work with folks as long they're reasonable.
Domestic Shipping: Orders will be shipped via USPS. Minimum shipping charge is $4.00. Additional rates and insurance may be charged depending on quantity and value of items. Any additional charges will be discussed prior to shipment...there will be no surprise charges. Depending on the item, I may ship in a padded envelope or box, and the item(s) will be placed in a coin tube or film container if necessary. If you desire insurance or tracking let me know when you order.

#179
.41 caliber Volcanic.

Here is a rare item. Excavated .41 cal. self-contained round for the Volcanic pistol. Patented by Smith & Wesson in 1856. Slight expansion at bottom which is common for these. Sealed with brass cap which is covered with some rust. Nice smooth surface with bright white patina.
Reference: TT15b
$56



#178
.577 caliber Enfield.

A typical example of a cast, Southern-made Enfield bullet. A perfect specimen. Still coverd in dirt, but smooth white patina is peeking thru in spots. Typical off-centered cone cavity.
$12



#177
SUPER RARE!!
C.S. 2-Piece Explosive Bullet.

Here is a true rarity not often available to collectors. This is a Confederate .69 caliber, two-piece explosive bullet. The round is constructed of a solid lead nose piece and a hollow base section. An iron nail ran through the nose and extened to the base of the round where a percussion cap was seated in an recessed spot. The lower half being filled with gun powder. Upon striking something, the nail was driven into the cap to detonate the round.  These were only recovered at sites of the 1862 Penninsula Campaign, east of Richmond. This is the EXACT specimen (#204) as seen in the T&T Bullet Handbook. It has been in my collection for over 30 years and I acquired it from John Frawner, a well-respected collector. Nice white patina on bottom; with the nose being slightly more gray. A truely RARE Confederate bullet.
$2950 - SOLD


#176
Fishing Sinker made from Minie.

Here is a great personal item created by a soldier.  A fishing sinker made from a .58 caliber minie ball. Carved and hammered to shape with a small hole at the top. Nice white patina.
$14




#175
.54 caliber Merrill cartridge.

Here is a nice example of a plain paper cartridge for the Merrill carbine. Plain paper glued to the 3-groove bullet. Paper powder case has moderate wrinkling but is completely strong and solid and is a very nice cartridge. This specimen came out of the drilled wood block in a carbine box (hense the wrinkling) from North Carolina.
$175



#174
.54 caliber Burnside cartridge.

Here is a nice "non-dug" specimen  for the Burnside carbine. Brass case with Foster patent bulge at the top and a hole at bottom to allow percussion cap ignition. A very nice specimen.
$69



#173
.44 caliber Ballard cartridge.

Here is a nice "non-dug" rimfire cartridge for the Ballard "New Model" carbine or rifle. Copper case with no haed stamp. Bullet shows two light grooves. Solid specimen.
$48



#170
Maryland Coat Button by Canfield.

Non-dug coat button.  Three-piece button with Maryland seal on front. Perfect stand up shank. Backmark reads, "Canfield.Bro & Co.  Baltimore".
$325 -- Hold


#169
.69 caliber Buck & Ball cartridge.

Here is a very nice Buck & ball cartridge. For .69 caliber smoothbore muskets, this round contains a .69 caliber round ball topped by three .31 caliber buckshot. You don't see them in this condition any more. Solid and complete specimen.
$225 - SOLD



#168
.56 caliber Sharps Rifle.

Excavated .56 caliber bullet for "New Model" Sharps originally made for the Navy, but later some sold to Army. Specimens have been recovered at Brandy Station, VA, and Gettysburg, PA. Gray/brown patina. Great condition.
Reference: TT122
.576 x 1.04
$30.00


#167
Carved bullets (4).

Excavated bullets that have been whittled on by bored soldiers. Four different bullets, second from left was also "pulled". Nice condition with good patina.
$18.00 for all.

#166
C.S. .58 caliber RM.

Excavated .58 caliber bullet for rifle muskets, Southern manufacture. So-called "Georgia teat" bullet. Pointy nose, tall body with three grooves, cavity with large teat. Mould seams visible through grooves. White/gray patina. Nice condition.
Reference: TT171a
.578 x 1.107
$20.00



#165
C.S. .58 caliber RM.

Another variation of the so-called "Georgia teat" bullet. Pointy nose, tall body with three grooves, thick skirt, cavity with flattened teat. Mould seams visible through grooves. White/tan patina. Nice condition.
Reference: TT171a
.580 x 1.147
$18.00


#162
.50 caliber Maynard Cartridge.
This is a "put-together" cartridge. Pointy style bullet has beautiful white patina. Brass case is complete with soldered base disc. Nice specimen.
.550 x 1.797
Reference: TT78
$35.00



#160
.52 caliber Sharps.

Excavated .52 caliber bullet for Sharps carbines and rifles. Pointy nose, raised bands, machine punch-mark with raised teat. White/tan patina with black powder stains on bottom. Nice condition.
Reference: TT114
.536 x .934
$10.00



#159
C.S. .58 caliber bullet, pulled.

Excavated .58 caliber bullet of Southern manufacture. So-called "Georgia teat" bullet, although this one does not have the teat in the cavity. Loaded and then pulled. Three grooves, pulled with screw hole in nose, ramrod ring around nose, essentric cavity, small plug cavity, rusty scrapes on sides from bore. Gray-brown patina. Nice condition.
.579 x 1.092
$10.00






#158
.69 caliber for Rifled Musket.

Excavated bullet for rifled muskets. Three grooves, deep plug cavity. White patina with some brown crusty dirt remaining. Deep plug cavity (.425").
Ref: TT185
$12.00



#146

Maryland Cuff Button.
Non-dug cuff button.  Three-piece button with Maryland seal on front. Perfect stand up shank. Backmark reads, "Scovill Mfg. Co. Waterbury".
$115.00



#144

.58 caliber "Georgia Teat".
Bullet with three grooves, cavity with pin hole and no teat. Nice example.
.586 x 1.101
Reference: TT171c
$16.00



#135

Snap Cap made from Bullet.
Musket "snap cap" or nipple protector handmade out of a minie. Slick dark brown patina.
$12.00




#134

.52 caliber Spencer.
Non-dug Spencer cartridge.  Two groove bullet, copper rimfire case, no head stamp.
Reference: TT87
$25.00



#133

.36 caliber revolver cartridge by Robert Chadwick.
Scarce cartridge for .36 caliber, "Navy" revolvers. Made by Robert Chadwick's Hartford Cartridge Works. Simple Colt-style bullet with rebated base, and an untreated paper powder case glued to the bullet. Cartridge was broken and repaired.
.380 x 1.260
Reference: TT7c; MM--; RB3-779
$50.00



#131
.54 caliber for Rifle.
Southern made bullet with three grooves, pointy nose, cone cavity, essentric rim. Nice mould seam on sides. White and tan patina.
.517 x 1.006
Reference: TT138v; MM459; RB4-240
$12.00



#129

.58 caliber New Austrian.
This is a fired example of a Confederate New Austrian bullet. Made in Raleigh, NC, and issued to North Carolina troops. Bullet with two deep grooves, solid base. Flattened edges from being fired. White patina with a few small dings on bottom edge.
.566 x .863
Reference: TT177; MM109; RB4-328
$41.00


#128
.54 caliber "Georgia Teat".
Bullet with three grooves, cavity with large teat, thick skirt. Nice mould seam on sides. White patina.
.528 x 1.032
Reference: TT133b; MM413; RB4-263
$14.00


#125
.54 caliber Confederate Rifle.
This is a bullet for a rifle. This has three grooves, good mould seams down the sides, thick skirt, and a cone cavity. Nice slick patina.
.516 x 1.019
Reference: TT129b; MM?; RB4-?
$12.00


#124
.58 caliber Confederate "No-Ring" Gardner.
This is a variant of the typical Confederate Gardner bullet. This type has two faint grooves, good mould seams down the sides, and was nose cast. Nice slick, tan and white patina.
.592 x 1.095
Reference: TT162b; MM --; RB4-394
$30.00


#123
.44 caliber Colt with Serrations.
Colt pattern bullet with rebated base for Army revolvers. Solid base, serrations running around bullet.
.452 x .789
Reference: TT10b; MM490;RB3-733
$9.00

#119
.44 caliber Picket.
Picket bullet for Kentucky and Pennsylvania type country rifles. Solid base and flat nose.
.436 x .762
Reference: TT212v; MM20v; RB3-1147v
$15.00


#117
.44 caliber Wesson Cartridge.
Non-excavated, .44 caliber Wesson cartridge from Crittenden & Tibballs. Very nice and clean Wesson rimfire cartridges. Pointy nose, one groove, copper case. No head stamp, but "line" on head from cartridge case "drawing" process. Examples of these cartridges are uncommon in either dug or non-dug condition. Several specimens available.
.440 x 1.502
Reference: TT62; MM162; RB2-708
$40.00



#116

.577 caliber Enfield "L2".
English Enfield bullet made by E & A Ludlow in Birmingham, England, and imported thru the blockade. Two small chips in base as shown in pic. Opposite side is in perfect condition. "L2" stamping in the cavity is perfect, sorry for blurry pic of cavity...hard to photograph. Nice white patina.
.553 x 1.120
Reference: TT145v; MM--; RB4-420
$24.00 -- Sold



#112

90-bore, .36 caliber, Sharps, Gomez & Mills Patent.
For Sharps sporting rifle, Gomez & Mills patent "multi-groove" bullet. White patina overall. Recovered near Rolla, Missouri.
.397 x .694
Reference: TT103; MM--; RB2-550
$43.00



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