Post by Bromhead24 on Jun 24, 2005 22:44:00 GMT -5
I have recently aquired a box full of "Canister" steel balls and several 6 pounder cannon balls (Solid shot) at an estate sale. There is about 40 canister shot balls, all look to be dug up, possibly on a battlefield? but i can't be sure. Still, there pretty cool.
I already have a shoe box full of actual battle field dug rifle and muskett balls A "eagle" breast plate and several infantry hat "Bugle" insignia.
Last Edit: Jun 3, 2006 18:44:20 GMT -5 by Bromhead24
when i went to gettysburg i found a bullet in pristine condition! i couldnt believe it, i was just kicking some dirt around and the bullet rolled over. it was near where Gen. Armistead was killed right next to the Angle.
"I'll leave this rule for when I'm dead-- be always sure you're right, then go ahead."-David Crockett
Post by Bromhead24 on Jun 10, 2006 10:00:09 GMT -5
Thanks Nef, it looks like a .69 cal probably from a 1842 rifled Springfield or the confererate version made on the machinery taken from the arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Do you have access to any calipers (sp) if so, the bullet might measure about .675
Wait, you said it's a pistol bullet? It could be a .44 conical.
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2006 10:05:45 GMT -5 by Bromhead24
Post by Bromhead24 on Jun 28, 2006 18:51:54 GMT -5
Is it about an inch and a half tall and about a half inch wide at the bottom?
More like an inch tall and half inch wide at the bottom.
It's probably a .58cal. I have a Springfield 1863 contract rifle in .58cal.
Yours looks to have fallen out of a cartridge belt or dropped as it's in too good condition to have been fired. I have several "Balls" that where recovered from the Bull Run Battlefield and they are mushroomed and distorted.
Post by Bromhead24 on Jan 19, 2007 10:43:24 GMT -5
Back in the late Seventies, one of my brothers acquired a Civil War era cavalry saber for me as a Christmas gift, but without the scabbard. How expensive do you think just the scabbard would be?
Thats hard to say and to find an original scabbard without the saber is almost impossible. You could try one of the Cw sutler stores for a reproduction. Most swords and sabers run from $70.00 and up with the scabbard.
Post by Bromhead24 on Jan 19, 2007 20:43:48 GMT -5
Thanks, Mike. Glad to see you posting again.
Thanks, It has been a rather depressing week, my daughter was admitted in the hospital with a serious heart problem, my wife has made two ambulance rides inside of one week and i'm flat on my back.....I'm so depressed.