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    Apr 2016
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    Civil war bullet?

    This rascal is big. Iím in the field so I canít measure but looks like at least . 69 caliber. Any ideas ?Click image for larger version. 

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    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
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    Very nice! Looks like a .69 Enfield bullet.
    Tony in SC and gunsil like this.
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    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
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    looks like a winner to me. that thing would sure make a big hole in you

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    us
    Mar 2010
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    Nice. I don't think I have a .69 cal. Enfield.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel.

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
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    I'm not sure they made a .69 Enfield. I think you have a Tower.

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    Feb 2006
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    That civil war .69-caliber Minie-bullet is listed in the bullet books as a Tower, because it was made for use in the .69 Tower-Enfield rifle-musket. Yours appears to be the British-made version, which has a flat-bottomed "plug" cavity instead of a cone cavity. It's a fairly scarce bullet. Most that have been dug come from the Confederate entrenchments at the Port Hudson LA battlefield... which "fits" with you being a Louisiana digger.
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  7. #7

    Apr 2016
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    Cannonball, you are dead on. I found it this morning at Port Hudson.
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