.58 CALIBER SHALER 3-PIECE BULLET FROM TANEYTOWN, MD

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Item Code: 286-346

This is an excavated .58 caliber Shaler bullet. Recovered from a Federal camp in Taneytown, MD.

Ruben & Ira Shaler received patent #36,197 on August 12, 1862 for their three-piece sectional bullet. In theory, the pieces separated after exiting the barrel making “one man equal to three.” However, the separate sections were inaccurate.  There are three different nose segments and three different base segments that can be found in various combinations.  The middle segment is fairly uniform in all combinations.

This specimen features the short, pointy, 1-groove nose segment and a base piece with a shallow dished cavity. The patina and dirt match on all three pieces, this is not a “put together” example. This was from the Gettysburg Campaign, the dirt is reddish in color, typical of this area, not the orange color associated with the many Shalers recently recovered near Brandy Station.   [jet]

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