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.

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 was Confederate manufactured following John Brooke's design. The sabot system utilized was a copper disc held in place by ratchet ribs cast into both the heavy sabot and shell body, and secured with a center bolt, a manufacturing innovation allowing the parts made of different metals, copper and iron, to be prepared independent and assembled at the end. 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. The top is only slightly rounded, this flat top was designed to deliver maximum impact against the Federal ironclads. This short bolt was intended for the new rifled Brooke rifles and used in the Mobile Bay campaign, the upper bourrelet ring is cast narrow.
Reference: Bell, Heavy Ordnance, pg. 180.

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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