.45 CALIBER PAPER PATCHED HEXAGONAL WHITWORTH BULLET

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Item Code: 1179-389

Here is a nice “non-dug” .45 caliber hexagonal Whitworth bullet with its original paper patch. These were meant for match shooting, and the proper measure of powder would be added as needed.

In 1854, Sir Joseph Whitworth, a prominent British engineer and entrepreneur, patented the concept of cannons which had a twisted hexagonal bore rather than the established smooth or rifled round bore.  The combination of the hexagonal cross section of the bore, and the corresponding shaped projectile added range and accuracy to the projectiles.

This is an excellent specimen of an interesting bullet design.  [jet][ph:L]

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