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Bullet mold used by Matthew Marvin

Bullet mold used by Matthew Marvin

This bullet mold, owned by Matthew Marvin, was used to make round bullets and cone-shaped Minie balls. To make a bullet, the soldier melted lead over a fire. He poured the hot lead into the mold and closed it, letting it cool for a few minutes. When he opened the mold, the bullet came out, formed as a sphere or a cone.

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ca. 1861-1864
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