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|A0802...Rifled artillery projectile, Confederate modification of Dahlgren design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, Confederate watercap fuze, lead cup sabot, rifled 32 pounder gun, 6.4in. |
Projectile was manufactured in a Confederate arsenal loosely following the design of John Dahlgren. The pattern employed a lead cup sabot. The bottom of the projectile was flat, the ribbing from the Federal design was not copied. Grooves were chiseled through the bourrelet rings. Fuze is Confederate Navy watercap, Jones pg. 19. Projectile measures: diameter 6.3in., length 11.75in. (excluding fuze), weight 48lbs. without sabot. Sabot separated on firing and is missing. Confederate watercap time fuze intact. Metal is stable, projectile recovered from wet ground but has not been treated. Projectile is disarmed: drill hole through through the side. Recovered: Charleston, South Carolina.
Ref: Bell, Heavy Ordnance pg. 217.
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