Extremely Rare Civil War Explosive Bullet Recovered Near Chancellorsville. There were only a very limited number made, some reports say under 10,000. They worked like and artillery shell, the flash from the gun powder lit a 1-1.5 second fuse that exploded the center charge blowing the bullet up after firing. A brutal round in .58 caliber. The Explosive Gardiner was only used at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg in very limited numbers. The ultimate for a bullet collector and one of the legendary Civil War weapons and stories. Very good excavated condition. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Civil War. Authenticated by The Gettysburg Museum Of History. Museum documentation (COA) provided. Please see our other Civil War relics. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE!