Funny lead bullet in time of Crimean War


#1

Last week I was in Sevastopol sity, in Crimea. There I bought a strange lead bullet for English muzzle loading Enfield rifle since Crimean War
(1853-1856). For a first look it has steel ball at the base instead of steel cap as usual. But after sectioning this bullet the steel ball turn out to be an inverted steel cap. May be it was a “soldier trench creative” or production error, I don’t know exactly.


#2

[b]Treshkin,

looks like an .69 Enfield bullet. The small steel cup in the cavity is a so called culot. Normally it was set in open end to the powder load. Powder gas wouldt drive this cup into the bullet cavity like a wedge and bullet diameter will increase and the bullets base was pressed into the rifling.[/b]

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