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Authentic Civil War Artillery Shells & Cannonballs
FIRED! Confederate 3 Inch Smooth Sided Read Shell with Copper Sabot
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This is a great looking Confederate artillery shell. It is an original 3 inch version of the smooth sided Confederate Read shell. They look very similar to the Union Parrott shells with a couple of major differences. At the top of the shell it has the purely Confederate copper time fuse holder that is in excellent shape. On the top of the iron body of the shell you can see the lathe dog knob that sticks out. The lathe dog was a small knob that came out of the side of the shell. It was used to turn the shell in the lathe for the final finishing of the iron. This one has an excellent and complete copper sabot intact. You can clearly see the lands and grooves in the iron where it was fired out of the rifled cannon. One thing that is neat about this shell is that when it was fired the lower section of the iron body blew off. Since it blew off, you can see the way the sabot and base are manufactured. The shell has been nicely cleaned and coated for display and preservation. This is a great looking and purely Confederate artillery shell.

Item #: B4241
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$695.00 USD
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