Seller: fortuna-m (276) 100%, Location: Ukraine, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 173384588449 Set lot of 10 ANCIENT BULLET " MINЕ ". 17 - 18 century I do not sell replicas, only authentic artifacts. The Minié ball, or Minni ball, is a type of muzzle-loading spin-stabilized rifle bullet named after its co-developer, Claude-Étienne Minié, inventor of the Minié rifle. It came to prominence in the Crimean War and American Civil War. The development of the Minié ball was significant because it was the first projectile which was small enough to be easily put down the barrel of a rifled long gun. Rifling – the addition of spiral grooves inside the gun barrel, which imparted a spin to the bullet – greatly increased the range and accuracy of the gun. Prior to the Minié ball, balls had to be jammed down the rifle barrel, sometimes with a mallet, and after a relatively small number of shots, gunpowder residue built up in the spiral grooves, which then had to be cleaned out. Both the American Springfield and the British Enfield rifles – the most common rifles used during the American Civil War – used the Minié ball.The first combat application of the Minier bullet was received during the Crimean War. Russian troops, armed with smooth-bore rifles, could conduct effective shooting at a distance of about 200 steps. Anglo-French troops, thanks to the application of the Mignet bullet, could have fired an effective fire at a distance of four times as great. There is an opinion that this circumstance served as one of the reasons for Russia's defeat in the Crimean War. Material: Lead The item has no been cleaned, and retains it's original view . Condition: very good,see pictures. Perfect item for collection. Condition shown on photo. 100% authentic guaranteed I have many other item for sale,so please check them !!! Combined shipping: 1st purchased coin Shipping $ 6 for each additional +1$ +1$ +1$+ ... Delivery I send your orders within 3 business days upon the receipt of the payment and the delivery usually takes: 10-28 days to Europe, USA, Canada and Asia; 21-30 days to Australia. View more great items Condition: 100% authentic guaranteed ! Please See Detailed Images Of Item,condition shown on photo.