Civil War Relicman,
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Sales page updated, September 19, 2017.


Civil War artillery, Relicman sales catalog.

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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.


A0057...Rifled artillery projectile, Hotchkiss design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, pattern with flame grooves, rounded nose, "case shot" lead balls packed loose without matrix or with asphalt matrix, iron separator bolt, lead band sabot, Hotchkiss brass time fuze, James 14 pounder rifle, 3.8in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.7in., length 6.75in. fired sabot compressed, weight 15lbs. Lead band sabot is fired, 15 lands and grooves from James rifle are weak, sabot is distorted from firing but did not take the rifling. Hotchkiss brass time fuze intact. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through the paper section of the time fuze. Recovered: Vicksburg, Mississippi.
For sale............ $400.
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A0063...Rifled artillery projectile, Tennessee design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, pattern with, rounded nose smooth sides, copper disc sabot with 3 studs in the shell and flush mounted bolt, wood time fuze, Blakeley 12 pounder rifle, 3.5in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.4in., length 6.5in. shell body, 7.25 overall weight 11.0lbs. Sabot is fired showing 7 lands and grooves, and is intact. Wood fuze is missing. Projectile is disarmed: open fuze hole exposes empty interior. Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia.
For sale............ $1,000.
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A0072...Rifled artillery projectile, Parrott design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, long pattern "common" (standard), high band sawtooth brass ring sabot, Parrott percussion fuze West Point Style, Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.66in., length 10.75in. (excluding fuze), weight 18lbs. Fired sabot intact showing 5 lands and grooves. Parrott percussion fuze is jammed inside the throat. Metal quality strong. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through the side. Recovered: battlefield or test range not known, rare shell.
For sale............ $600.
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A0086...Rifled artillery projectile, Read design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, long pattern with bourrelet rings, tall copper ring sabot with notch, copper time fuze, Confederate rifle, 3.25 or 3.3 in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.2in., length 6.6in. (excluding fuze), weight 7.7lbs. Sabot is not fired. Copper time fuze intact. Metal quality solid. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through the paper section of the time fuze. Recovered: Oconee River cache near Milledgeville, Georgia, which apparently was used as a site after the war to dispose of obsolete Civil War ordnance
For sale............$400.
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A0088...Rifled artillery projectile, Read design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, long pattern with smooth sides milled sleeve, pointed nose, thick copper ring sabot not milled and not pre-rifled, wood time fuze, Confederate 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.63in., length 10.25in., weight 16lbs. Sabot is fired and spread to a larger diameter during firing but was too thick to take the rifling. Wood time fuze is partial. Metal is solid. Projectile is disarmed, open fuze hole exposes empty interior. Recovered: Grand Gulf, Mississippi
For sale............ ....$450.
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A0091...Rifled artillery projectile, Read design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, long pattern with smooth sides, blunt nose, wrought iron sabot pre-cast rifling, copper time fuze, Confederate 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in.

Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through the paper section of the time fuze. Recovered: Petersburg Virginia, Oct 8 1966, by Mac Mason, this shell was photographed in Mason book pg. 115 upper right. Unfortunately Mr. Masons famous artwork was lost when shell was restored.
For sale............ ....$650.
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A0119...Rifled artillery projectile, Schenkl design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, short pattern with rounded grooved base, paper sleeve sabot, Schenkl percussion fuze, Dahlgren 30 pounder rifle, 4.4 in.

Projectile measures: diameter 4.38in., length 9.2in. (excluding the fuze), weight 15.8lbs. Schenkl percussion fuze is intact and removable. Projectile is disarmed, open fuze hole exposes empty interior. Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana.
For sale............$750.
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A0148...Rifled artillery projectile, Harding design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, Girardey wood percussion fuze, copper ring sabot, Confederate rifled 32 pounder, 6.4in.

Projectile measures: diameter 6.3in., length 11in., weight 50lbs. Sabot is fired, showing 10 lands and grooves and is intact.  Fuze recovered with this shell shows raised section of the Girardey fuze, and is loose. Projectile recovered from dry ground. Projectile is disarmed, open fuze hole exposes empty interior. Recovered: Charleston South Carolina, bombardment of Long Island.
For sale.............$1,000.
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A0282...Rifled artillery projectile, Read design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, long pattern with smooth sides, segmented interior, copper ring sabot milled, copper time fuze, Confederate 3.4in. or Blakely rifle, 3.5in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.35in., length 7.75in. (excluding fuze), weight 10.9lbs. Sabot is not fired. Time fuze intact. Metal is solid, minor areas of pitting. Projectile is disarmed: drill hole through paper section of time fuze. Recovered: High Bridge, Virginia.
For sale............$750..Sale pending..
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A0299...Rifled artillery projectile, Hotchkiss design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, pattern with flame grooves, flat top "common shot", lead band sabot, Hotchkiss brass time fuze , Ordnance rifle, 3in.

Projectile measures: diameter 2.94in., length 6.25in. (excluding fuze), weight 8.9lbs. Lead band sabot shows seven lands and grooves, fired from the Ordnance rifle. Hotchkiss brass time fuze intact.Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through paper section of the time fuze. Recovered: Spanish Fort Alabama.
For sale, Shell is cut exposing the interior, either half $225., both halves $375.
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A0300...Rifled artillery projectile, Parrott design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, long pattern "common" (standard), high band scalloped or corrugated brass ring sabot, Parrott percussion fuze West Point Style, Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.65in., length 10.5in. (excluding fuze), weight 16.6lbs. Fired sabot intact showing 5 lands and grooves. Parrott percussion fuze is partial. Metal quality strong, with areas of pitting. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through the bottom. Recovered: battlefield or test range not known, rare shell.
For sale............$350.
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A0323...Rifled artillery projectile, Selma Arsenal design, Confederate Selma manufacture, solid bolt, pattern with bourreleted rings pointed nose, short pattern, copper disc sabot, Confederate rifle, 3.67in. 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, twine was placed in the groove above the sabot.
Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery (1993 Edition), pg. 319.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.6in., length 5.75in., weight 10lbs. Sabot is fired showing 15 lands and grooves, distortion from firing and is partial, it appears this projectile was fired from a captured James Rifle, which would have been slightly too large, so the rifling is weak. Projectile is disarmed: casting is solid iron. Recovered: Spanish Fort, Alabama.
For sale............$750.
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A0353...Rifled artillery projectile, Tennessee design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, pattern with, bourreleted ringed short nose, copper disc sabot with 3 studs in the shell flush mounted with short bolt, wood time fuze, Confederate rifle, 3in.

Projectile measures: diameter 2. 94in., length 8in. overall (6.5in. exclude bolt & studs), weight 6.8lbs. Sabot is fired showing weak lands and grooves, and is intact. Wood fuze is partial. Projectile is disarmed: drill hole through paper section of time fuze. Recovered: Virginia campaign.
For sale............Sale pending..
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A0427...Rifled artillery projectile, Parrott design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell,"common" (standard), high band rabbeted brass band sabot, Parrott percussion fuze, Parrott 10 pounder rifle, 2.9in.

Projectile measures: diameter 2.94in., length 8.5in. (excluding fuze), weight 9.2lbs. Sabot is fired showing 3 weak lands and grooves, sabot barely took the rifling. Percussion fuze intact. Metal is solid, minor areas of pitting. Projectile is disarmed: drill hole through the side. Recovered: Kennesaw, Georgia.
For sale............$350.
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A0536...Rifled artillery projectile, Read design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, short pattern with smooth sides, star cavity interior, copper ring sabot milled, copper time fuze, Confederate 3.4in. or Blakely rifle, 3.5in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.5in., length 7.25in. (excluding fuze), weight 11.7lbs. Sabot is fired showing 7 lands and grooves, distortion from firing and is intact, the 7 grooves suggests that this could have been fired from a rifled 6 pounder, 3.67in gun although the size suggests it should have been used in a smaller gun.. Time fuze intact. Metal is solid, minor areas of pitting. Projectile is disarmed: drill hole through paper section of time fuze. Recovered: High Bridge, Virginia.
For sale
............$750.
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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 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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A0754...Rifled artillery projectile, Sawyer design, Federal manufacture, solid bolt, lead sabot with lead sleeve, smooth sided, Sawyer rifle, 3.67 in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3. 6in., length 7in., weight 15.6lbs. Lead sabot is fired, and shows 6 lands and grooves and distortion from firing. Patent date in base is partly readable. Projectile is disarmed, casting is solid iron. Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana.
For sale............ $700.
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A1038...Rifled artillery projectile, Read design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, short pattern with smooth sides short segmented interior, wrought iron sabot, wood time fuze, Confederate rifle 3.4 in. or Blakely rifle 3.5 in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.3in., length 6.0in. (excluding fuze), weight 7.5lb. Wrought iron sabot intact, showing distortion from firing. Wood fuze is partial. Metal quality solid with areas of pitting. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through paper section of the time fuze. Recovered: not determined.
For sale............ $700.
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A1141...Rifled artillery projectile, Sawyer design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, lead sabot with lead sleeve and pre-cast flanges, Sawyer combination fuze, Sawyer rifle, 3.67 in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.6in. approx, length 7in. (excluding fuze), weight 11.6lbs. Lead sabot is fired, rifled 6 lands and grooves is strong, part of sabot peeled off around the nose. Patent date in base is readable. Fuze is partial, top is missing, inner cap is exposed. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through the side. Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana, by Emile Mancusco.
For sale............ $950.
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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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A1222...Rifled artillery projectile, Schenkl design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, "common" (standard), short pattern with ribbed tail, paper sleeve sabot, Schenkl percussion fuze, rifled 6 pounder smoothbore, 3.67 in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.6in., length 8.5in. (excluding the fuze), weight 10.2.lbs. Schenkl percussion fuze is removable. Projectile has been disarmed, open fuze hole exposes empty interior. Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana, by Michael J Cherry Sr.
For sale............ $500.
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A1283...Rifled artillery projectile, Tennessee design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, pattern with, bourreleted ringed long nose, copper disc sabot with 3 studs in the shell and long bolt, wood time fuze, Confederate rifle, 3in.

Projectile measures: diameter 2.94in., length 9.0 in. overall, body only 7.0in. excluding bolt & studs, weight 7.0lb. Sabot is fired showing 3 lands and grooves, and is intact but shows distortion from firing. Wood fuze is partial, smooth tapered hole. Metal is solid, minor areas of pitting. Projectile is disarmed: drill hole through paper section of time fuze. Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia.
For sale............Sale pending..
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A1531...Rifled artillery projectile, Sawyer design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, lead sabot with lead sleeve, smooth sided, Sawyer combination fuze, Sawyer rifle, 3.67 in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.58in., length 7.6in., weight 13.9lbs. Lead sabot is fired, rifled 6 lands and grooves is strong, part of sabot peeled off around the nose. Patent date in base is readable and number stamped on nose. Fuze is partial. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through the center section of the fuze. Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana.
For sale............ $950.
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A1583...Rifled artillery projectile, Parrott design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, short pattern "case shot" balls packed in sulfur matrix, wrought iron sabot, Parrott time fuze with a flange, Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.62in., length 9.0in. (excluding fuze), weight 17.6lb. Wrought iron sabot shows five precast rifled lands and grooves. Parrott time fuze is partial. Metal is solid, Shell is disarmed by drill hole through the paper section of the fuze. Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana.
For sale, Shell is cut exposing the interior, either half $225.
Side 1,......Sold......
Side 2,......Sold......
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A1591...Rifled artillery projectile, Parrott design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, long pattern "common" (standard), wrought iron sabot, Schenkl percussion fuze, Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.62in., length 10.0in. (excluding fuze), weight 15.8lb. Wrought iron sabot shows five precast rifled lands and grooves. Schenkl percussion fuze fully intact. Metal is solid. Shell is disarmed by drill hole through the side. Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana.
For sale............ $350.
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A1631...Rifled artillery projectile, Hotchkiss design, Federal manufacture, solid bolt, pattern without flame grooves, pointed nose with deep hollow cup , lead band sabot, James 14 pounder rifle, 3.8in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.7in., length 7.0in. (excluding fuze), weight 13.7lb. Lead band sabot shows 15 lands and grooves, fired from James 14 pounder rifle. Projectile is disarmed: casting is solid iron. Recovered: Monet Ferry, Louisiana.
For sale............ $425.
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A1694...Smoothbore artillery projectile, spherical ball, bursting shell, "common" (standard), Confederate Bormann time fuze with wrench single slot, smoothbore 24 pounder, 5.82in.

Projectile measures: diameter 5.7in., weight 16.4lb. Bormann fuze intact, punched, some numbers are readable. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through the bottom. Recovered: Augusta, Georgia river cache.
For sale............ $400.
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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 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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A1814...Smoothbore artillery projectile, spreading canister, 12 pounder, 4.62 in.

This plate received extreme pressure from firing and rolled. Recovered: Vicksburg, Mississippi.
For sale............ ....$50.
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A1815...Rifled artillery projectile, Hotchkiss design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, pattern with flame grooves, rounded nose, "case shot" lead balls packed loose without matrix or with asphalt matrix, iron separator bolt, lead band sabot, Hotchkiss brass time fuze, Ordnance rifle, 3in.

Projectile measures: diameter 2.98in., length 6.5in. (excluding fuze), weight 8.6lb. Lead band sabot shows seven lands and grooves, fired from the Ordnance rifle. Hotchkiss brass time fuze intact. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through paper section of the time fuze. Recovered: not known.
For sale, Shell is cut exposing the interior, either half $225., both halves $375.
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A1833...Rifled artillery projectile, Hotchkiss design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, pattern without flame grooves, pointed nose "common" (standard), lead band sabot, Hotchkiss iron percussion "West Point" style fuze, James 14 pounder rifle, 3.8in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.7in., length 7.25in. (excluding fuze) unfired sabot, 6.75in. fired sabot compressed, weight 13.2lb. Lead sabot shows faint signs of 15 lands and grooves, fired from James Rifle. Iron percussion fuze intact. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole in the side. Recovered: Vicksburg, Mississippi.
For sale............ $350.
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A1840...Rifled artillery projectile, Schenkl design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, "case shot"lead balls packed in asphalt matrix, rounded nose, paper sleeve sabot, Schenkl combination 10 second fuze, late pattern, Ordnance rifle, 3 in.

Projectile measures: diameter 2.94in., length 9in. (excluding the fuze), weight 9lbs. Conbination fuze intact. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through the side. Recovered: City Point, Virginia ammo explosion.
For sale............ $400.
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A1843...Rifled artillery projectile, Schenkl design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, "common" (standard), long pattern, paper sleeve sabot, Schenkl percussion fuze, Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67 in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.6in., length 11.6in. (excluding the fuze), weight 15.2lbs. Schenkl percussion fuze is removable. Projectile is disarmed, open fuze hole exposes empty interior. Recovered: Richmond Petersburg Virginia campaign.
For sale............ $500.
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A1856...Rifled artillery projectile, Britten design, English manufacture, bursting shell, pattern with short tapered nose segmented interior, lead cup sabot, threaded for unknown fuze, 10 pounder rifle, 2.9 in. or Ordnance rifle, 3in.

Projectile measures: diameter 2.86in., length 5.0in. (excluding fuze), weight 6.2lb. Fired sabot shows 7 lands and grooves, fired from 2.9in. rifle, sabot intact. Threaded fuze was never installed, remnants of wood may be a shipping plug, shell may have been used as a bolt. Metal solid. Projectile is disarmed, open fuze hole exposes empty interior. Recovered: Helena, Arkansas.
For sale............ $900.
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A1872...Rifled artillery projectile, Parrott design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, long pattern "common" (standard), narrow ring brass sabot, Schenkl percussion fuze, Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in. Projectile was manufactured in the Federal arsenals following the invention of Robert Parrott. The sabot system utilized was a narrow brass ring secured to the base with internal rabbets, referred to as "type III", more flexible than wrought iron and more narrow than the high band, this took the rifling much better than the earlier designs. Some of these shells were configured as case shot, (approx. 17.5lbs to 19lbs. with balls, short, 9.25in.), or as "common" (approx 15lbs. to 17lbs. without balls, long 10.25in.). This shell is a "common" shell, (standard), it does not contain 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. Bottom of shell usually shows a casting sprue which was rough milled, there will often be casting flaws near the base.
Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery (1993 Edition), pg. 232.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.6in., length 10.25in. (excluding fuze), weight 15lbs. to 17lbs. Sabot is not fired and is intact. Percussion fuze is fully intact. Metal is solid, minor areas of pitting. Projectile is disarmed: drill hole through the side. Recovered: not known.
For sale............ $350.
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A1874...Rifled artillery projectile, Parrott design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, long pattern "common" (standard), narrow ring brass sabot, Parrott "improved one part" percussion fuze, Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.62in., length 10.0in. (excluding fuze), weight 17.0lb. Sabot shows 5 lands and grooves and is intact. Percussion fuze may have been cut, exposing the slider with nipple inside. Metal is solid. Projectile is disarmed: drill hole through the side. Recovered: not known.
For sale............ $250.
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A2589...Rifled artillery projectile, Broun design, Confederate manufacture, solid bolt, long pattern with bourrelet rings and blunt nose, copper ring sabot, Brooke rifle, 7 in.

Projectile measures: diameter 6.9in., length 13.5in. weight 120lbs. Heavy high band sabot is un-fired. Metal solid with some pitting, sabot intact. projectile disarmed, solid iron casting never had a cavity or bursting charge. Recovered: Mobile Alabama defenses.
For sale............ $2,000.
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A2590...Rifled artillery projectile, Brooke design, Confederate manufacture, solid bolt, short pattern with bourrelet rings, thin upper ring, and flat nose, ratchet disc sabot, Confederate Brooke rifle, 7in.

Projectile measures: diameter 6.9in., length 11.5in., weight 100lbs. Heavy copper disc sabot is unfired and intact, dings on the bottom of the sabot are foundry marks. Metal solid, some pitting on one side. Projectile is disarmed, solid iron casting never had a cavity or bursting charge. Recovered: Mobile Bay Alabama.
For sale............ $2,000.
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A2663...Rifled artillery projectile, Broun design, Confederate manufacture, solid bolt, long pattern with bourrelet rings and blunt nose, copper ring sabot, Brooke rifle, 7 in.

Projectile measures: diameter 6.9in., length 13.5in. weight 120lbs. Heavy high band sabot is un-fired. Metal solid with some pitting, sabot intact. projectile disarmed, solid iron casting never had a cavity or bursting charge. Recovered: Mobile Alabama defenses.
For sale............ $2,000.
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A2964.2...Navy watercap time fuze, 1862.
Navy watercap fuze, markings, "ORD. D (anchor) / (1862)", Jones pg. 10.


Watercap fuze with clean threads.
For sale.............Sold.
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A2993. Rifled artillery projectile, Hotchkiss design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, pattern with flame grooves, rounded nose, "case shot" lead balls packed loose without matrix or with asphalt matrix, iron separator bolt, lead band sabot, Hotchkiss brass time fuze, Ordnance rifle, 3in.

Projectile measures: diameter 2.9in., length 7.0in unfired, 6.75in. sabot compressed from firing, excluding fuze, weight 9.1lbs. Lead band sabot shows seven lands and grooves, fired from the Ordnance rifle. Hotchkiss brass time fuze intact. Projectile is disarmed, drill hole through paper section of the time fuze. Recovered: 1864 Shenandoah Valley Virginia campaign, Fishers Hill, Virginia.
For sale, Shell is cut exposing the interior,
Side 1,......Sold......
Side 2,......available $225.
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A3033...Rifled artillery projectile, Parrott design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, short pattern "case shot", with lead balls packed in asphalt matrix, narrow ring brass sabot, Parrott time fuze with a flange, Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in.  Projectile was manufactured in the Federal arsenals following the invention of Robert Parrott. The sabot system utilized was a narrow brass ring secured to the base with internal rabbets, referred to as "type III", more flexible than wrought iron and more narrow than the high band, this took the rifling much better than the earlier designs. Some of these shells were configured as case shot, (approx. 17.5lbs to 19lbs. with balls, short, 9.25in.), or as "common" (approx 15lbs. to 17lbs. without balls, long 10.25in.). This shell is "case shot.", explosive charge with lead balls, and with a time fuze was designed to detonate above the heads of troops in the open field. The lead balls are rough cast around .69 cal, packed in black asphalt matrix near the top of the shell, powder packed in a long channel which expands near the bottom, on detonation the concentrated powder at the bottom was designed to burn the matrix and propel the balls and fragments forward. Fuze employed was a Parrott zinc time fuze, typically the pattern with a long stem and flat top with a flange, an innovation to prevent gas leaks around the fuze causing premature detonations, Jones, Fuzes, pg. 77 upper right, edge of the fuze hole is milled flat. Bottom of shell usually shows a casting sprue which was rough milled, there will often be casting flaws near the base.
Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery (1993 Edition), pg. 231.

Projectile measures: diameter 3.6in., length 9.25in. (excluding fuze), weight 18.5lbs to 19lbs. Projectile is fired, low band sabot seperated on firing. Shell is cut shows case shot balls packed in black asphalt. Note that the balls melted during firing and became pressed flat against the bottom, this left a void in the top under the fuze which is why it failed to detonate. Projectile is disarmed, cut shell exposes interior. Recovered: not determined.
For sale............Sold....
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Shipping of artillery shells and my show schedule:
Shipping shells almost anywhere is not a problem. UPS accepts packages up to 150 pounds, this will take care of most shells below 8 inch Parrotts and 13 inch round balls. Heavier than that requires common carrier. I charge shipping at estimated commercial cost. I attend some shows and I can deliver any shell to a show to be picked up at no charge. However, please understand that I only bring a small sampling of shells to sit on my table at a show, these things are heavy to haul in and out of a show, and so most shells I bring to a show are making a one way trip. So while I may have many shells on my webpage, I typically bring only a limited sampling to the shows. So if you see a shell you want, please tell me you want it before I leave for a show, and I can bring it for you or work a layaway with final payment to be made at the show.

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