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Geite63

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ID help on this bullet
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:29:32 PM »
Found back in the 90's with some fired pistol carbines and other 3 ringers.

Solid base (flat) .577 x .995

Thanks in Advance,'

John

« Last Edit: January 03, 2018, 10:33:58 PM by Geite63 »

speedenforcer

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Re: ID help on this bullet
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 09:22:55 PM »
You have come to the right place. It is sure to be identified real soon. I myself am more into the iron stuff, but lead is cool too.
It's not always "Survival of the fittest" sometimes the idiots get through.

Geite63

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Re: ID help on this bullet
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 11:59:02 AM »
Thanks for the response.  I too have a healthy helping of iron in my diet.   ;D

speedenforcer

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Re: ID help on this bullet
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 06:53:48 PM »
I'm actually surprised that no lead head has chimed in. Us Iron bodies have sort of taken over the forum however.
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emike123

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Re: ID help on this bullet
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 07:29:24 PM »
It is larger in diameter than anything with a similar profile (and flat base indicating carbine) I have seen in period bullets.  JimT is probably off riding his bike in the snow but may have additional insights, and certainly more experienced ones.

Pete George

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Re: ID help on this bullet
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 07:59:08 PM »
Viewing the enlarged version seems to show that the bullet has rifling-marks on it, which should be taken into consideration regarding its reported .577-inch diameter.

Geite63

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Re: ID help on this bullet
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 11:19:47 PM »
I agree Pete and was hoping the rifling could help with an identification.  The Enfield Rifled musket used progressive depth rifling which would possibly match but the flat base has me confused. 

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Re: ID help on this bullet
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 06:52:35 AM »
Hello.  As the image is a bit fuzzy I'm not sure but there appears to be a bit of a ring at the bottom of the ogive.  Is that the case?
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Geite63

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Re: ID help on this bullet
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 04:10:43 PM »
Hello Carl

No  there is no visible ring.  I will try and post a better picture tomorrow.

John

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Re: ID help on this bullet
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2018, 12:18:30 PM »
Could this bullet have had a brass/copper hull?
see#170 on civilwarprojectiles.com website
.58 caliber rimfire musket cartridge.
Here is a rimfire cartridge for the post-Civil War conversions of .58 caliber muskets. Copper case, no headstamp.  Scarce cartridge.
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