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.

A0565...Rifled artillery projectile, Broun design, Confederate manufacture, bursting projectile, long pattern with single bourrelet ring, copper band sabot, wood time fuze, Confederate rifle, 3in. Projectile was Confederate manufactured following William Broun's design. The sabot system utilized was a thin copper band sabot, notched into the base of the projectile. This pattern projectile with a rounded nose, utilized a wide bourrelet band at the top, the sabot was slightly larger than the rest of the projectile and served as a second bourrelet, as a labor saving device, only the rings had to be accurately machined, the rest could be left rough. A lathe dimple in the base, and a casting sprue on the nose are usually noted. This pattern was produced late in the war as iron was in short supply, recycled material was often used and the metal quality of these projectiles is almost always poor. Fuze employed was a wood time fuze, Jones Fuzes pg. 2, fuze hole is smooth and tapered, the simple to make fuze could easily be hammered into place.
Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery (1993 Edition), pg. 133.

Projectile measures: diameter 2.95in., length 8.0in., excluding the fuze, weight 9.4lbs. Sabot is unifired. Wood fuze is missing. Projectile is disarmed, open fuze hole exposes empty interior. Recovered: not determuined.
For sale............$450.
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