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  1. #1
    Aug 2004
    Northern Virginia
    Fisher/First Texas -F-75 LTD, SE; Garett AT MAX
    155 times
    Relic Hunting

    ***Drop Enfiled Bullet 57 in Cavity***

    My relic hunting buddy, Dave & I returned last Saturday to the same field where I dug my first US Yankee belt buckle last month. I only recovered one bullet this time, but it is the bullet to find; a dropped Enfiled with the 57 in the base of the cavity, noting English manufacure. Common numbers are 57 noting the year 1857, when the bullet was made, 1855, or 55 in the base is the rarer of the two.

    What is neat about this bullet, is that this bullet may have survived the Union blockade, via blockade runners, so what a peice of history!



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    If it's Lost it can be found-don't leave it in the Ground

  2. #2

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    147 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: ***Drop Enfiled Bullet 57 in Cavity***

    that is one you dont see posted often !

  3. #3
    Aug 2005
    Whites MXT, Minelab Safari, GPX 4800
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: ***Drop Enfiled Bullet 57 in Cavity***

    Here is a 55 I found years ago in Port Gibson, Mississippi.
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    GG Grandfather Pvt Louis Fountain 3rd Mississippi Infantry Co A, Live Oak Rifles, Featherstone’s Brigade, Loring’s Division.
    GG Grandfather Pvt Wiley Bullock 9th Mississippi Cavalry, Co A ,Steedes Company, Ferguson's Brigade,William Jackson's Division.

  4. #4

    Jul 2010
    XP DEUS WS5 with 11" coil,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Whites VX3, whites DFX, MINELAB xterra 505
    163 times
    Relic Hunting
    Awesome find, very cool good job

  5. #5
    Feb 2012
    550 times
    Relic Hunting
    The bullet was made by Eley Brothers in London.

    Nice find!

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    Jan 2009
    South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
    Tesoro Conquistador freq shift Fisher F75 Garrett AT-Pro Garet carrot Neodymium magnets 5' Probe
    7360 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    We found some uder a cabin in an old valley in Tn marked 55 in the base. I think i have one left last time I looked. Might have given them away. They were unfired and all in a 2 foot radius.
    Nice find on that marked bullet



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