JUST ADDED ON 10/23 - JOHN MARKS COLLECTION - .577 Caliber Bullet - Possibly a Confederate Lube Grooved - with Marks' Written Identification
This .577 caliber bullet has three shallow rings and a very round nose - it is listed by McKee & Mason as MM350 which they describe as possibly a CSA Enfield pattern lube-groove. This bullet was found by John Marks. The painted identification is "TC+5 1-13-87" - I'm not sure what location TC refers to, but I am sure it can be found out (there are people out there with Marks identification catalog - but it has not been published on the internet). Marks was a famous Memphis collector who carefully documented all of the relics that he found (with painted identification which included location and date) during thirty years of relic hunting. His collection was well-known and relics from it were featured in North South Traderand Francis Lord's Civil War Collectors' Encyclopedia. Marks passed away a few years ago. I will include a letter containing the provenance information.