MINT, ORIGINAL SHARPS .52 CAL COMBUSTIBLE LINEN CARTRIDGE

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Item Code: M23802

Used extensively in the famous Sharps carbine and Sharp’s rifle, this ammunition specimen is a .52 caliber, combustible cartridge in excellent, almost mint original condition. Artifact has the bullet attached to a cartridge case made of white linen that when fired, was be completely consumed by the powder charge explosion. It did not need to be opened to expose the powder that was ignited by the flame from a regular percussion cap.

The .52 caliber minie ball and its accompanying powder charge are still encased within the original light colored linen wrap including the often torn paper butt seal base of the cartridge. Original linen has just lightly darkened. No spots on the wrap. No tears or rips are visible on the cartridge. A scarce, minty original Civil War .52 caliber Sharps linen cartridge collectible.

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