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|A1142...Rifled artillery projectile, Selma Arsenal design, Confederate Selma manufacture, solid bolt, pattern with bourreleted rings pointed nose, copper disc sabot, Confederate rifled 12 pounder, 4.62in. |
Projectile is Confederate manufactured at the arsenal at Selma, Alabama. The pattern utilized a thick copper disc sabot cast around a clover leaf post on the bottom of the shell. Most production was originally stamped with "G" denoting Selma, the stamping is usually on the sabot but is sometimes weak. This pattern utilized two bourrelet rings, as a labor saving device, only the rings had to be accurately machined, the rest could be left rough, nose is pointed Projectile measures: diameter 4.5in., length 6.25in. (excluding fuze), weight 19lb. Sabot is not fired and intact, Selma mark "G" is weak on the sabot. Projectile is disarmed: casting is solid iron. Recovered: Port Hudson Louisiana by Emile Mancuso.
Ref: Dickey & George, Field Artillery (1993 Edition), pg. 382.
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