Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway

Winchester, Virginia USA, changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!
authentic Civil War relics, bought and sold

Civil War artillery, Relicman sales catalog.
All items listed are authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.
All artillery items listed have been disarmed.
Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.

A0114...Rifled artillery projectile, Dahlgren design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, threaded for a fuze, lead cup sabot, rifled boat howitzer, 3.4 in. Projectile was manufactured in the Federal arsenals following the design of John Dahlgren. The pattern employed a lead cup sabot with a groove in the middle on which greased twine was affixed, this to lubricate. The bottom of the projectile was cast with five ribs onto which the lead cup sabot was affixed. In addition four raised ribs were placed on the side, which were slightly wider than the rifling grooves in the cannon and designed to guide the projectile through the bore, but without catching on the grooves. These projectiles were cast with a cavity, this pattern was drilled drilled and fitted for fuze, however none have been recovered with a fuze.
Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery (1993 Edition), pg. 386.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.42in., length 7.25in. (excluding fuze), weight 11.4lbs. Sabot is not fired and intact. Threaded fuze not installed. Metal is solid, minor areas of pitting. Projectile is disarmed: open fuze hole exposes empty interior. solid iron casting never had a cavity or bursting charge. Recovered: surplus stocks.
For sale............Sold.
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