Sgt Riker's Civil War Trading Post - Bullets
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bulletVery Rare Harper's Ferry .52 Caliber Minie Ball.
This slug has no grooves and a solid base.
Order B10072  $59.95






bulletPulled .36 cal. Picket Minie ball.
This .36 cal. Picket Minie ball was excavated in Richmond, Virginia. This piece is quite interesting, as pulled Pickets are seldom found.
Order B10066  $12.95





bullet.36 caliber Sharpshooters bullet.
Mics. at .385 x .55 inches. Recovered in Central Virginia. Beautiful condition and guaranteed to be authentic. Note raised base, T&T 42 A.
Order B10065  $22.95 SOLD





bullet.58 Rimfire Minie Ball.
This piece is probably a Sharps, because of the similarities to a Sharps Carbine bullet. This one was dug in Central Virginia and is in pretty good dug condition, but has a couple of shallow cuts which can be very easily repaired.
Order B10061  $29.95




bulletFive Soldier Made Lead Nipple Protectors.
These pieces, recovered in Central Virginia, were made by cutting off bullets to fit over and protect a musket nipple.
Order B10051  $22.95 SOLD

bulletTen Civil War Relic Fire Starter Minies.
The Civil War soldier would frequently use the black powder from their bullet cartridges to help start camp fires. The bullet would often be discarded and tossed into the fire; as a result, they melted. These were all recovered from campfires that once burned in and around the Richmond area.
Order B10048  $24.95

bulletsTwo Pulled or Poorly Cast .44 Pistol Balls
These poorly-made balls were probably rejected when produced by a soldier using a bullet mold. A kind ebayer has mentioned that, because there were no worms for pistols, sometimes tools like needle-nose pliers were used to extract the ball.
Order B10039  $17.95

bullet.58 Caliber Minie ball with rare mold seam on side.
The Minie ball was dug near Richmond and mics at .556 X 1.023" and weighs 516 grains and is housed in a small Sgt. Riker display case. I find no exact comparables in the T & T book, and any assistance is requested.
Order B10035  $44.95



bulletType B .36 caliber St. Louis Arsenal.
This bullet was recovered in Central Virginia. A bullet like this one is shown on page 18 of "A Handbook Of Civil War Bullets & Cartridges" written by James and Dean Thomas.
Order B10019  $12.95 SOLD




bullet.54 cal. Richmond Merrill.
This specimen was made at the Richmond Laboratory for captured or pre Civil War Merrill carbines. This piece features a solid base, one groove and a tapered base. See A Handbook of Civil War Bullets & Cartridges, by James and Dean Thomas.
Order B10013  $49.95



bulletUltra rare and perfect Sharpshooters bullet.
This bullet was excavated in Wilmington, NC. This so called Confederate Pickett ball was used by both sides, in fact, more so by the Union than by Confederates. This one has a base that is one we've never seen. Take a good look. A 36 Caliber x .72 in Length that weighs in at 122 grains.
Order B9992  $125.00 SOLD

bullet.60 cal. Round Ball with Original Casting Sprue.
The sprue on this rifle or pistol ball was never cut off of this Central Virginia recovery. Some of the seam remains evident, though this piece has been beat up.
Order B9989  $19.95 SOLD


bulletConfederate Lube Groove Enfield.
This Enfield was recovered along Lee’s retreat route in 2013. This .58 caliber bullet is in almost perfect condition, except for a vertical area on one side and a nick on the bottom edge that were apparently done by the digger.
Order B9987  $22.95




bulletU.S. Shaler .58 Caliber Minie Ball.
All three pieces were dug at DIV in Hansbourgh Ridge. Ruben & Ira Shaler recieved patent #36,197 on August 12, 1862 for their sectional bullet. In theory, the pieces separated after exiting the barrel making "one man equal three." However, the separate sections were inaccurate.
Order B9985  $105.00 SOLD

bulletU.S. Shaler .58 Caliber Minie Ball.
This bullet was dug at DIV in Hansbourgh Ridge. The middle section is there, but is frozen inside the first part. Ruben & Ira Shaler recieved patent #36,197 on August 12, 1862 for their sectional bullet. In theory, the pieces separated after exiting the barrel making "one man equal three." However, the separate sections were inaccurate.
Order B9981  $105.00

bulletsShiloh bullet collection.
Included in this set is one .60 cal. Hanovarian rifle slug, one .62 cal. Hanovarian rifle slug and one Tranter bullet. They were recovered at the battle of Shiloh Tn. with the landowner's permission.
Order B9971  $145.00

bulletsTwo perfect .50 cal. Round Balls.
These balls were recovered in Petersburg, Virginia and are as round
and as smooth as any you'll find dug.
Order B9968  $24.95 SOLD

bulletNew Austrian Confederate Minie ball.
This bullet was recovered near the Spotsylvania Court House in 2013. It was manufactured in Raleigh, North Carolina by the Institute for the Deaf and Blind. T&T #177.
Order B9964  $135.00


bullet.62 cal. two groove Hanovarian Rifle slug.
This bullet was recovered at the battle of Shiloh, Tn.
Order B9950  $79.95




bullet.62 cal. two groove Hanovarian Rifle slug.
This bullet was recovered at the battle of Shiloh, Tn.
Order B9949   $79.95




bullets(10) .58 cal. Swage based Minie balls.
These Minie balls were recovered near Richmond, Virginia.
Order B9940   $34.95 SOLD


bullet.44 cal. Picket type bullet.
This Pickett style bullet was excavated in Fredericksburg, Virginia
and was used by both sides. It weighs 198 grains, .725 in length.
Order B9927   $34.95



bulletReproduction Civil War C.S. Gardner Minie Balls
Showing 2 Phases of Production.

The Gardner became notorious for failing in the field, often "blowing out". These examples were made from original molds and show the minies before and after the pouch of powder was crimped to the bullet. Of course, this specimen contains no powder.
Order B9907   $29.99 SOLD

bullet.44 cal. Confederate Kerr.
This bullet was excvated in Central Virginia.
T&T #45A.
Order B9891   $70.00 SOLD

bulletC.S. Merrill.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia.
It's a beautiful display piece, but it does have
a period ding. Previously called a C.S. Morse.
Order B9890   $29.95

bulletConfederate .58 cal. Minie ball.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. It is T&T #170.
Order B9889   $19.95

bulletConfederate made .58 cal Minie ball.
This bullet was excavated near the Berkeley Plantation
many years ago. It mic's .577, L 1.022 and weighs
518 grains. T&T #173B.
Order B9887   $29.95

bullets(8) .58 caliber Gardner Minie Balls.
These Minie balls were excavated in Varina, Virginia. The unique thing about these bullets is the bases are flared, that being the result of improper seating by the famous Gardner bullet manufacturing machine that was in the Richmond Arsenal. The machine was designed to crimp the upraised skirt of the ball down over the powder bag, in this case it did not crimp it, so it resulted in partial crimping making the ball impossible to use therefore they were discarded by the Confederate soldier. Very unique and very unusual to find so many from one cartridge box.
Order B9843   $375.00

bullet.44 Confederate Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia.
T&T #45A.
Order B9838   $70.00



bullet.50 caliber Pickett.
This bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
It is .472 diameter and .880 length.
Order B9821   $34.95

bullet.44 Caliber Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia, and is T&T
# 45A.
Order B9777  $70.00

bullet.54 Caliber Confederate Minie Ball.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia,
and will display nicely in your collection.
Order B9775  $44.95

bulletConfederate .44 Caliber Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia.
T&T #45A. D.465. L.72. W.208.
Order B9760   $70.00

bulletConfederate .44 Caliber Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. T&T #45A.
D.465. L.72. W.212.
Order B9754   $75.00



bulletConfederate .44 Caliber Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. T&T #45A.
D.465. L.72. W.200.
Order B9753   $70.00



bullet.54 Caliber Richmond Merrill.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. It is T&T #92 and M&M #67. Your purchase includes the bullet beautifully displayed in a Sgt. Riker Case as shown in the picture.
Order B9751   $49.00

bullet.54 Caliber Richmond Merrill.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia. It is T&T #92 and M&M #67. Your purchase includes the bullet beautifully displayed in a Sgt. Riker Case as shown in the picture.
Order B9750   $49.00

bullet.54 Caliber Richmond Merrill.
This bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia. It is T&T #92 and M&M #67. Your purchase includes the bullet beautifully displayed in a Sgt. Riker Case.
Order B9747   $49.00

bullet.58 Caliber Confederate Gardner/Cast But Not Manufactured.
This ultra-rare Minie Ball was found in Goochland County, Virginia in a virgin Confederate Camp. Several were found, and this is my very last. Apparently, this Gardner was cast at the Richmond Arsenal and inadvertently dropped into a box of Gardner or other ammo and taken into the field, where they were discarded as useless pieces of lead. When the camp was discovered back in 1991 and later, these rare balls were discovered. Your purchase includes a set of reproduction Gardner's, and the bullet beautifully displayed in a Sgt. Riker case, as shown in the picture.
Order B9672   $1500.00

minieType III Williams Cleaner.
This Williams cleaner was excavated
in Petersburg, Virginia. It was found
with the loop attached.
Order B9616   $44.95

Bullet.54 Caliber Richmond Merrill.
This bullet was recovered in
Petersburg, Virginia. T&T92 and M&M67.
We also have a few more of these in stock.
Order B9611   $55.00

bullets(2) .41 Caliber Volcanic Self Contained Pistol Minie Balls.
These bullets were dug in Richmond, Virginia. Here we have for your consideration (2) .41 caliber volcanic self contained pistol Minie balls. They are in rough condition as seen in the pictures.
Order B9598   $39.99

Bullet.44 Caliber Picket Type Minie Ball
This artifact was recovered in the
Richmond, Virginia area. This Civil War relic is
a .44 caliber Picket type Minie ball.
It is in good dug condition.
Order B9592   $29.99

head onConfederate - Union head on!
This unbelievable Chancellorsville find demonstrates how hot the rifle fire must have been between the two sides! Recovered in 1981, this amazing example of 2 Minie balls colliding in mid-air is a 2 in a million coincidence. I have analyzed this relic in several ways. 1. One Minie has no rings at all and this is almost certainly a Confederate Enfield ball and according to Dean and Jim Thomas, the Union did not use Minie balls without rings (A Handbook of Civil War Bullets & Cartridges, page 50). The other ball has 3 exaggerated raised rings which became more pronounced because of the impact from the Confederate Enfield. 3. I have weighed the collided balls and they weigh 978 grains (combined weight). As you can see from one of the photos, the combined weight of a .577 Enfield and a .577 3-ring Washington Arsenal ball is 990 grains. I think you would agree that there must be some inevitable loss of mass from the collision.
Order B9581  $2280.00

CS minie display4 C.S. Minie Balls display in a Sgt. Riker case.
Featured are a Richmond Sharps, Ringtail Sharps, C.S. Gardner and an Enfield. They are attractively arranged in a double-matted 6 inch by 8 inch Sgt. Riker case. The center of the case shows a picture of James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart
Order B9575   $29.99

CS minie display4 C.S. Minie Balls displayed in a Sgt. Riker case.
Represented in this beautifully double-matted display are a Richmond Sharps, Ringtail Sharps, C.S. Gardner and an Enfield. They are attractively arranged in a double-matted 6 inch by 8 inch Sgt. Riker case. The center of the case shows a picture of Confederate president Jefferson Davis.
Order B9574   $29.99

CS minie display4 C.S. Minie Balls in a Sgt. Riker case with Lee's picture.
This beautifully double-matted display contains 4 Rebel minies: a Richmond Sharps, Ringtail Sharps, C.S. Gardner, and an Enfield. A picture of Robert E. Lee is centered in the group to highlight the display.
Order B9573   $29.99

US Sharps in melted lead2 bullets embedded in lead
Dug this year in Caroline County, Virginia, this piece is a novelty indeed! I believe the lead was melted campside in a rations can and the two US Sharps carbine were added to the mix to meet their fate and be reformed for future use.
Order B9567 $142.50

souvenir bullets-s.jpg (4935 bytes)Great Gifting Idea...3 genuine Civil War bullets from the Battlefields of Central Virginia!
It is estimated that 65% of the American Civil War was fought in Virginia. A great souvenir for anyone looking for a meaningful representation of the Civil War. The selection includes: one US Three ring .58 caliber, one Musket ball .69 caliber (used by both sides) and one Two ring CS .577 caliber, all excavated in Central Virginia. Nicely displayed in a 3" x 4" Sgt. Riker Display Case (glass top) with an identifying label, ready for presentation.
Order  B1002   $19.95 (Inquire about wholesale pricing by the dozen!)

 

US .69 MinieWatch Fob from
my personal collection.
A select quality US .69
Minie ball w/ 11" chain
assembled by a soldier (as found).
Perfect gift for a
collector.
Order  B9518   $166.25

 

wormedAssortment of 20 Civil War
wormed Minie Balls.

Included are round musket balls,
3-ringed Minies, Enfield,
Williams Cleaner and
Confederate Gardner.
Order  B9512   $49.99 these particular bullets are sold but we have more!

 

finaltwo-s.jpg (4235 bytes) 2 Civil War Bullets.
A combination an Enfield and an Enfield Prichett bullet. (Identified with a label.) Recovered where they lay, (with permission of the landowner). Yours for an inviting price, presented in a Sgt. Riker case on a velveteen background.

Order 2/bullets     Collection Price: $12.95

 

finalfive-s.jpg (5278 bytes) 5 Civil War Bullets.
displayed in a Sgt. Riker case with velveteen background and identified. This collection includes one US Starr Carbine, one Williams Cleaner Type III, one US Sharps Carbine, one Enfield Prichett and one CS Gardner. Excavated, with the landowner's permission from battlefield sites in Central Virginia.

Order 5/bullets   Collection Price: $19.95

 

finalsix-s.jpg (5373 bytes)6 Civil War Bullets
displayed in a Sgt. Riker case on a velveteen background with an identifying label. This collection includes one Williams Cleaner Type III, one Enfield Prichett, two US Three ring Minie bullets, one Sharps Carbine and one musket ball. Excavated, with the landowner's permission from a battlefield site in Central Virginia.

Order 6/bullets   Collection Price: $19.95

 

1bulletcase-s.jpg (15574 bytes) Great Bullet Case!
Slotted, velveteen foam holds lead bullets of many sizes (including round balls) Use all slots (72 count) or skip every other row to accomodate your lables. (8" x 14.5" x 1" Sgt. Riker Case with glass viewing window). Red background only. Case lot count 12 all one color. (Bullets not included in the sale.)

Order Bullet Case           Single case price:           $16.50
Order Bullet Caselot       Price (
12@ $11.74 ea.) or $140.90

 

 

USSharps-s.jpg100 Dropped and unfired US Sharps Carbine Bullets! The Union Cavalry's presence in Central Virginia was prolific. If you need good quality unfired rounds, these are for you!

Order 100 Dropped US Sharps for $195.00

 

50 Pulled Minie50 pulled Civil War Minie balls. Assortment of pulled Minies. Non-fired. Yours from Sgt. Riker for a reasonable price.

Order 50 pulled Minie Bullets for $94.95