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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.
|A1149...Rifled artillery projectile, Schenkl design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, "common" (standard), short pattern
with grooved tail, paper sleeve sabot, Schenkl percussion fuze, rifled 6 pounder
smoothbore, 3.67 in. Projectile was manufactured in the Federal arsenals, following the design of
John P. Schenkl. The sabot system consisted of a "forcing cone" paper
sleeve, which was intended to expand into the rifling, then flutter away on
release. Problems with the paper absorbing moisture or swelling and
blocking passage of the flame on firing rendered it impractical with time fuzes
and so it saw limited application. This short pattern was intended for the
rifled six pounder and
has six grooved ribs to secure the sabot.
Usually this pattern is a "common" or standard round and will not be
filled with balls , and with a percussion fuze it was
designed to detonate after striking enemy cannon or equipment. Fuze
employed was a Schenkl Army percussion fuze , removable cap had a slider and
percussion cap, head is 1.22in.or 1.25in., 10 threads per inch, marked "JP
SCHENKL / PAT OCT 16 1861", Jones pg. 98 or 99.,
top of the fuze hole is milled flat.
Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery (1993 Edition), pg. 307.
Projectile measures: diameter 3.6in., length 8.5in. (excluding the fuze), weight 10.4.lbs. Schenkl percussion fuze is intact. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through the side. Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana, by Emile Mancuso.
For sale............ $450.
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