In the second picture the explosive bullet on the left, which has the side blown out was found in Richmond, Virginia in 1976. The one on the right, completely blown open was found in Petersburg, Virginia in 1980.
The diameter of both the bullets bases are. The hole in the base is 1/4 inch and originally had a wood plug with a smaller wood pin that extended up into the bullet.
The tip would have been coated with fulminate of mercury. The inside of the bullet was reamed out with some kind of expanding tool.
The bullet stands 1 1/4 inch tall. I believe it was fired from an 8 gauge shotgun.The last picture compares the explosive bullet to a Prussian. The Prussian bullet is not for sale. I only know of 4 of these bullets to exist and here's your chance for two of them. They will make a great addition to any bullet collection. The oak display case is included In the sale. It measures 5" x 7" x 2. Make sure to look closely at ALL photos for condition of item(s). The photographs are the visual part of the description. It isnt always possible for me to describe - with words - ALL condition issues. I have made every attempt to make the photographs clear and well lit. VISIT OUR STORE TO SEE MORE GREAT ITEMS! Unless prior arrangements have been made. I ACCEPT PAY PAL ONLY!
The item "Two Civil War Confederate Explosive Bullets 82 Caliber Unlisted, not gardiner" is in sale since Thursday, September 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Bullets".den" and is located in Lansing, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.