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.

A1756...Rifled artillery projectile, Brooke design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, smooth sided pattern with grooves, ratchet ring sabot, Confederate percussion fuze, Confederate Brooke rifle, 7in. Projectile was Confederate manufactured following John Brooke's design. The sabot system utilized was a copper ring cast onto the shell body, with ratchet notches to hold it in place. Shell is smooth sided and relatively short, this early design was likely originally intended for the rifled 42 pounders, but that system was quickly abandoned for the heavier 7 inch long guns. Performance was unsatisfactory, the sabot would typically be thrown or base would chip, and development efforts moved to the heavy disc sabot. Sides of shell are smooth, appearance of a sleeve depends on the degree of milling near the nose. Fuze employed was a copper percussion fuze, Jones, Fuzes, pg. 52 and sequence.
Reference: Bell, Heavy Ordnance, pg. 192.

Projectile measures: diameter 6.9in., length 14.5in., weight 95lbs. Sabot is fired showing 7 lands & grooves, base is chipped, sabot is partial and shows distortion from firing. Fuze sleeve is present but fuze is missing. Metal is solid. Projectile is disarmed, open fuze hole exposes empty interior. Recovered: James River Virginia defenses.
For sale............$1,500.
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