Sharp's Linen Cartridge - Inventory Number: BUL 265 / SOLD
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.
Inventory Number: BUL 265 / SOLD