EXTREMELY RARE .69 CAL. MEFFORD PATENTED BULLET WITH SABOT

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Item Code: 236-101

An interesting sub-caliber projectile that was patented by David M. Mefford in 1862. It consists of a .50” lead bullet mounted atop a .64” wood base or sabot. This sabot has two angular grooves, one on each side, to provide spin and make a smoothbore musket equal to a rifle. The wood sabot is stamped “PATENTED / Jan. 28, 1862”. Specimen is in excellent condition and is actual bullet shown in “Round Ball to Rimfire, Part One”; number 353 on page 263.

Mefford pressed the Ordnance Department to buy his unusual ammunition. Often rejected, he persevered and did finally get an order for 1 million cartridges. There was only one issue of Mefford cartridges out to the field (20,000), that being in February of 1863 to the 10th New York Heavy Artillery stationed at Fort Baker in Washington, DC.  In March of 1865 all remaining cartridges in stock at Frankford Arsenal (900,000) were ordered to be broken up.

An exceptionally rare, experimental Civil War bullet.   [jet]

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