Artifacts Of The
   American Revolutionary War


     Bullets used during the American Revolutionary War varied greatly in size. The reason for this was that pistols and muskets were not constructed with standardized dimensions at that time. Calibers, i.e. the diameter of the bore inside the barrel, ranged from .56" to .75", with some as large as .80". Because of the wide range of calibers, we find bullets of different sizes as artifacts today. The bullets shown above exhibit these variations in size.
     The material used to make bullets was almost universally: lead.
     Notice the two bullets in the top, right and top, left corners. They are examples of bullets that met some sort of obstacle and were flattened in the process.