Very Rare Civil War Explosive Bullet Relic in excellent condition. One of the rarest and most desirable Civil War bullets the Gardner Explosive .58 caliber bullet.The bullet was cast around a copper bottle shaped insert with hole at bottom. It was filled with fine grain powder. When rifle was fired, the fuse ignited and caused explosion about 1- 1/4 seconds after firing. Most Gardner explosive rounds were dug around Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. The recovery location on this one was not recorded. They were unpopular with soldiers, they were thought of as being “unfair” or “barbaric”. They were also feared by some when rumors circulated that a solider’s cartridge box exploded after being struck while carrying “Explosive Bullets”. A rare chance to obtain a 100% authentic legendary Explosive Bullet. Don’t miss this unique opportunity. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Gettysburg Museum certified, museum COA provided. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.