Gardner bullets were made in (L to R) .69, .58, and .54 calibers. Molten lead was poured into the nose of the Gardner bullet molds, and a blob of lead from casting is evident on the .54-caliber bullet. The view at left shows the deep base of a Gardner round and the two layers that were crimped to hold the cartridge paper. (Dana B. Shoaf Collection/ Photo by Melissa A. Winn)