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Authentic Civil War Artillery Shells & Cannonballs
Petersburg, Virginia Excavated Confederate 3 Inch Broun Shell With Full Copper Sabot Intact
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This is a shell that you don't see offered very often these days! It is the Confederate manufactured Short pattern 3 inch Broun pattern rifled cannon shell. This is the pattern that is illustrated on page #132 of the 1993 edition of the Dickey & George artillery shell book. The shell itself measures 7-1/2 inches in height. The fuse hole at the top of the shell it still has traces of the original wooden time fuse holder. This is the pattern that would have utilized the wooden style time fuse holder. Another thing that is special about this shell still retains the entire original copper band sabot at the base. You can still see some of the lathe marks from the factory finishing impressed into the copper. It is also the version that has the two small slits in the copper to allow the cannon blast fire to reach the fuze more easily. This one has been nicely cleaned for display purposes. This and all of our artillery pieces have been disarmed for safety and preservation. The verbal history that accompanied this shell is that ti was recovered years ago in the area of Petersburg, Virginia. This means it would have been one of the shells that was fired to try to keep the Union army under U.S. Grant out of Richmond. This is a great Confederate made artillery shell.

Item #: A8777
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