Bullets & Cartridges - Dug and Non-Dug
Dropped Type Three Williams Cleaner Bullet
Item #: JMS-191
Dropped Type Three Williams Cleaner Bullet
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I have a number of these that were all recovered in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Each is in great dropped condition. The one you see pictured is for sale but if it has sold, I can sell you one that is every bit as nice for the same amount.

The cleaner bullets were an attempt to pragmatically clean the gunk out of the musket barrel after so many rounds. The Type 1 was a longer bullet with a zinc washer attached. It proved less than effective, so the military switched to Type 2, which was basically the same bullet & washer configuration...but with a fin attached to the bottom of the bullet. This ostensibly held the washer more securely. The one you see pictured here is Type 3...same caliber, of course, but a shorter, stumpier version of the Type 2. (Let me know, and I can set you up with one of each for around 20 bucks.) I'm not sure these were ever terribly effective, but they are an essential part of any Civil War bullet collection.


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