Wormed – Pulled Civil War Bullet Interesting Metal Detecting Find

Sometimes gun powder would get damp or a bullet would simply get lodged in the barrel and the soldier would have to dislodge it using a special tool. This is called a pulled or wormed bullet:


I love finding interesting items with a story behind them. It’s fun to imagine that in the heat of battle a soldier pulled this bullet and then dropped it. Then I come along 150 years later and pick it up. That’s what makes this such an amazing hobby because you never know what you’ll discover. At least this misfire didn’t cost him his life since he had time to get the bullet pulled afterwards =)