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Z1671     British 2.75" Type II Whitworth Bolt

Description: Here is a nice early Whitworth bolt that appears to be excavated. It could also be one of the early Bannermann's pieces. This one is in decent shape with some pitting here and there.

Measures: 2.73" x 8.75"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 329

Price: $875.00

Z1670     US/CS 12lb. Solid Shot for a Smoothbore 12lb. Cannon

Description: Here is a fantastic 12lb. solid shot with a clear mold seam. This one was purchased many years ago from George Lower at the Gettysburg Sutler with verbal provenance to Gettysburg. The exact recovery location of this shot is unknown. The metal on this round is excellent and it's been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Price: $250.00

Z1669     Federal 3" Parrott "Common" Shell with Zinc Fuse Adaptor (Type I Sabot)

Description: Here is a nice excavated 10lb. Parrott shell. The metal on this one is solid with a few deeper areas of pitting near the nose. There are some minor casting flaws near the sabot area. This would make a great addition to any artillery collection.

Measures: 2.9" x 8.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 216

Price: $250.00

Z1666     US/CS 6lb. Solid Shot for a Smoothbore 6lb. Cannon

Description: Here is an outstanding solid shot for the smoothbore 6lb. gun. This one is perfect!

Measures: 3.58"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 28

Price: $195.00

Z1665     Federal 3" Parrott "Common" Shell with Perfect Time Fuse Adaptor Marked "W" (Type I Sabot)

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Parrott shell with a great fuse adaptor. This style of fuse adaptor tapers towards the bottom and is marked "W" which is thought to mean West Point. The metal on this example is great and it's been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 2.85" x 8.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg.216

Price: $295.00

Z1664     Confederate Short Pattern 3" Broun Shell with Wooden Fuse

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Broun shell that still retains its original wooden fuse adaptor. This unfired example has moderate pitting and has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 2.9" x 7.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 132

Price: $495.00

Z1663     Federal Dyer Shell with Lead Sabot with Flame Grooves (Case-Shot)

Description: Nice excavated 3" Dyer shell with the flames grooved sabot. The grooves allowed the flame to reach the paper time fuse upon firing. This one still has the zinc time fuse adaptor and has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 2.94" x 7"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg.145

Price: $350.00

Z1662     US/CS 12lb. Solid Shot for a Smoothbore 12lb. Cannon

Description: Excellent 12lb. solid shot. This one is perfect and has been cleaned. There is a light mold seam around the middle of this one.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Richmond, Virginia

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 34

Price: $195.00

Z1661     Federal 3" Hotchkiss Common Shell with Percussion Fuse (Type I)

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Hotchkiss shell with a percussion fuse. You can still see some of the patent information on the fuse. This shell has great metal with minor pitting and the lead sabot is fully intact without issues.

Measures: 2.9" x 6.25"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 166

Price: $395.00

Z1657     Federal 12lb. Bormann Shell (Missing Bormann Fuse)

Description: Here is a very nice 12lb shell meant to be used in conjunction with a Bormann fuse. This one is missing the fuse and underplug. These shells were meant to be packed full of powder or filled with case-shot with a smaller explosive charge on the inside. The threads on this example could easily be tapped if desired. The iron on this example is outstanding!

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg.35

Price: $175.00 SOLD

Z1654     Confederate 12lb. Polygonal Cavity Spherical Shell

Description: Here is a very nice polygonal cavity shell that has been cleaned and coated. The interior of these shells is segmented and was to break into uniform shapes upon explosion. This one is in very nice shape with very small uniform pitting along with a couple of period dings.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 30

Price: $425.00

Z1638     Federal  10lb. 2.9" Parrott Artillery Shell (Type III Sabot) Case-Shot

Description: Here is a an excavated 10lb. Parrott shell. This one weighs in just over 10lbs. and would be filled with case-shot. The metal exhibits uniform pitting except for one  vertical quadrant which is a little rough. The brass ring sabot is intact showing three lands and grooves. The original time fuse adaptor is still located on the inside of the nose.

Measures: 2.85" x 8.25"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 226

Price: $250.00

Z1655     Confederate 12lb. Polygonal Cavity Spherical Shell

Description: Here is a very nice polygonal cavity shell that has been cleaned and coated. The interior of these shells is segmented and was to break into uniform shapes upon explosion. This one is in decent shape with some rough pitting here and there.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 30

Price: $395.00

Z1647     Federal 20lb. "Chill Nose" Solid  Bolt with Brass Ring Sabot

Description: Here is a nice 20lb "chill nose/bottle nose" Parrott bolt from the Port Hudson area. The metal on this example is better than most I have seen from the area. The brass ring sabot is still intact showing five lands and grooves.

Measures: 3.62" x 8.75"

Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 230

Price: $295.00

Z1646    Federal 30lb. "Chill Nose" Solid  Bolt with Rabbeted Brass Band Sabot

Description: Very nice fired 30lb. "chill nose" Parrot Bolt. This one has very nice iron throughout. There is a small air bubble in the nose from manufacturing. This one still retains its original sabot showing five lands and grooves.

Measures: 4.1" x 10"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Bell, Heavy Ordnance, Pg. 274

Price: $425.00

Z1645     Confederate 24lb. Coehorn Mortar Shell

Description: Nice Confederate 24lb. coehorn mortar shell. These smaller coehorn mortars were produced by the Confederacy and are thought to have been produced at the Tredegar Iron Works. This example has tong holes on both sides of the fuse hole. This aided in correctly placing the shell in the bore of the mortar. This one has been cleaned and coated for your enjoyment.

Measures: 5.68" in diameter

Recovered: Petersburg, Virginia

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 50

Price: $850.00

Z1636     Federal 3.67" Schenkl Shell

Description: This is an excavated Federal "Football" style Schenkl shell from Port Hudson. The fuse is intact and somewhat readable. The body is lightly pitted on the nose section and heavily pitted towards the base. The drill hole on this one has been filled with a resin or epoxy. 

Measures: 3.6" x 8.5"

Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg.308

Price: $450.00

Z1635     Confederate 3" Short-Nose Mullane/Tennessee Common Shell

Description: Here is a very nice bourreleted Mullane shell. This one has been cleaned and coated. This one does come with a correct sabot but it may note be original to the shell. You can clearly see lathe marks on the rings and the lathe dog is still intact. The tapered wooden fuse is still intact as are the iron rods on the base. The middle bolt is missing on this example.

Measures: 2.94" x 8"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 203

Price: $575.00

Z1634     US/CS Solid Shot for a Smoothbore 6lb. Cannon

Description: Excellent 6lb. solid shot. This one is perfect and has been cleaned. There is a light mold seam around the middle of this one.

Measures: 3.58"

Recovered: Shiloh

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 28

Price: $195.00

Z1633     Federal 2.9" Solid Flat Top Bolt for a 10lb Parrott Rifle (Type III Sabot)

Description: Very nice minty flat top bolt for the 10lb. Parrott rifle. This unfired example has been cleaned and coated for your enjoyment. It could almost pass for a non excavated example as you can see lathe marks on the side of the body near the base. The brass sabot is in excellent condition and you can see where the sprue was chiseled off of the nose. While the exact provenance on this example is unknown, the majority of them are recovered from Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Measures: 2.86" x 6.63"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 222

Price: $695.00

Z1632     Federal 2.9" Solid Flat Top Bolt for a 10lb Parrott Rifle (Type I Sabot)

Description: Here is an excavated Parrott bolt with the tapered iron sabot showing three lands and three grooves. The metal on this shell is in nice condition with a few pitted areas. Use of these particular bolts is rare and I would say the majority of them have been recovered from Vicksburg and Petersburg.

Measures: 2.85" x 6.6"

Recovered: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 215

Price: $545.00

Z1650     Confederate 6lb. Bormann Fused Case-Shot for the 6lb. Smoothbore Cannon

Description: Here is a an excavated 6lb Bormann fused ball from the battle of Waterloo Bridge. This one has a nice fuse with legible numbers. The pitting is uniform throughout the body and the projectile has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 3.58"

Recovered: First Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia (Waterloo Bridge)

Price: $325.00 Sale Pending!

Z1649     Federal Early Pattern Zinc Schenkl Combination Fuse

Description: Here is a drop dead gorgeous fuse that is excavated. This fuse is minty and you can still clearly read the patent information on the top as well as the numbers around the edge. The only piece missing from this top notch example is the brass latch clip which is commonly missing on dug examples. I almost feel as though this fuse must be an early water covered example due to the pristine condition.

Measures approximately 3.5" in length

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones, Fuses, Pg.104

Price: $295.00 SOLD

Z1433     Non Excavated B.B. Hotchkiss Patented Percussion Fuse (June 17, 1862 and February 24, 1863)

Description: Here is an excellent non excavated fuse. There are lot of these out there in excavated condition but you rarely see one that isn't excavated. This piece has all the components except for the lead plug in the base which is common. All threads are intact and all of the pieces move freely. This particular example has both patent dates. If you are a fuse collector, this one is for you!

Measures: 2.281" in Length

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $250.00

Z1360     Early Pattern Zinc Schenkl Combination Fuse

Description: Nice early pattern Schenkl fuse from Antietam. This one still has the brass latch clip on top. These are never in great condition when you dig them. There are no visible numbers on top.

Measures: 3" in length.

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. Hauser Farm (Hauser's Ridge Area)

Price: $75.00

Z1354     Federal 3" Dyer Shell Nose

Description: Here is an excavated Dyer nose recovered from the river here in town. This particular piece was fired by Pleasanton's men (positioned at Ferry Hill) upstream from the Ford. There were a lot of shells recovered from this area but the predominate shell was the 3" Dyer. This one has the wide opening at the bottom of fuse and was meant for a shell rather than case-shot. This one still has small river rocks stuck to the bottom.

Measures: 2.5" x 3"

Recovered: Battle of Shepherdstown, Va. September 19-20 1862 (Retreat from Antietam)

Price: $65.00

Z1352     Excavated Crossed Cannon Hat Insignia Regulation 1858

Description: Here is another complete example of crossed cannon hat insignia. This piece is slightly wavy and has a very small crack on the bottom pinnacle which could have happened during manufacturing. This piece is missing all four of the attachment loops which is common on dug examples.

Measures: 1.75" x 3.25"

Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Price: $250.00

Z1321     Excavated Crossed Cannon Hat Insignia Regulation 1858

Description: Very nice set of excavated crossed cannons. This piece is slightly wavy but displays nicely. There are no cracks or repairs and the original attachment loops are missing which is quite common on dug examples.

Measures: 1.75" x 3.25"

Recovered: Franklin, Tennessee

Price: $250.00

Z1314     Wrapped Packet of 10 Paper Time Fuses (Watervliet Arsenal)

Description: Nice packet of 10 paper fuses. The best thing about this packet is it's arsenal marking. You don't see that too often. The front of the packet reads, "10 Paper Fuses 14 Sec to an inch. Watervliet Arsenal." I have sold a few dozen of these packs over the years and this is only the second one with an actual arsenal marking.

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $195.00

Z676     Federal Zinc Parrott Time Fuse Adaptor

Description: Here is an excellent early war Parrott time fuse adaptor. This one has a pleasing patina and the threads are fairly crisp. This is the early pattern without the flange around the top. A slight mold seam can been seen on both sides. There is a small hole in the base which appears to be a mold flaw.

Measures: 1.62" in Length, Head Diameter 1.104"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $45.00 Sale $40.00

Z675     Federal Naval Watercap Fuse "ORD. D. Anchor / 1864"

Description: Here is a very nice 1864 marked fuse for a naval shell. This one is in excellent condition and could be screwed into a shell. The top is marked "ORD. D. Anchor / 1864" and is fairly crisp. It has a nice dark brown patina and top is still shiny with the original color showing through. The interior watercap is missing on this example but the interior threads are good as well. There is just one slight nick that is shiny and is visible on the large bushing in picture number two. It isn't that noticeable but is mentioned for exactness.

Measures: 2.42" in length, Head Diameter: 1.26"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $125.00 Sale $110.00

Z555     Brass Percussion Fuse Hulls

Description: Here are four Hotchkiss and Schenkl percussion fuses that have had the tops blown off. All of these came of an old display and they have glue on them. All of them were recovered from the Vicksburg, Mississippi area. You could still place a cleaned slider inside of these.

Recovered: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Price: $25.00 Each (Qty. Avail 2) Sale $20.00 Each

 

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