RARE .577 CALIBER ENFIELD BULLET WITH “55” IN BASE

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Item Code: 2024-964

For the Enfield P-1853 rifle, but also used in the .58 caliber Springfield rifle musket. Enfield bullets made in England were machine pressed. A punch that formed the cavity was often engraved and left a number, letter, or symbol in the base of the bullet. These markings in the base were probably a way to check for worn punches. English-made Enfield bullets used a boxwood plug to expand the bullet.

This specimen is a .577 caliber Enfield, machine pressed, plug cavity with a raised “55” at the top. Supplied by Eley Brothers of London. Regulation single cut mark on one side.

A plow ding on one side and a couple of patina chips around the skirt, otherwise nice condition with white patina. Rare base mark.   [jet] [ph:JET]

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