Includes (3) PKCWPENGM Gun Metal Civil War Twist Ballpoint Pen Kits. Inspired by the era when correspondence was an art form and craftsmanship was honored. It's the perfect gift for Civil War enthusiasts, gun aficionados, history buffs, outdoorsmen and more. Includes an information pamphlet on the history of the following pen's replica components: 58 Caliber Minie' Ball pen cap-This was the most widely used bullet in the civil war. Originally a French army bullet, it was officially adopted by the Americans in 1855. Rings were added to the original design to hold grease to help ease the bullet down the barrel as well as to collect powder residue when fired. Used in the Model 1861 Springfield Rifle Musket. Model 1861 Springfield Rifle Musket pen clip-The Model 1861, commonly referred to as the "Springfield", was a single-shot, muzzle-loading gun favored for its range, accuracy, and reliability. It fired the 58-caliber Minie' Ball and had a maximum effective range of 500 yards. It was the most common firearm in use by both Union and Confederate forces. 44 Caliber 1860 Colt Army Revolver Bullet pen tip-The 1860 Colt Army Revolver was the favorite side arm for cavalry, infantry, and artillery troops and was the most widely used handgun of the Civil War. This revolver was a six shot model allowing the user to fire six times before needing to stop and reload the weapon. The bullets were designed for the round rifle barrel, and the cartridge was paper and glued to the ball. Easy to turn and assemble with a single tube. Uses bushing set PKCWPENBU. Requires a 3/8" drill bit (PKEXEC-38) and a 3/4" x 3/4" x 3" minimum blank size. Parker style refill. Other available Civil War Twist Ballpoint Pen Kits are: Chrome (PKCWPENC), Brushed Satin (PKCWPENS), Antique Brass (PKCWPENAB), Antique Copper (PKCWPENAC), and the Starter Package (PKCWPENSS). These are woodturning kits. Blanks, bushings, and drill bit are not included. A lathe is needed to make into finished pens.