Y696 Johns' Patent Automatic Sporting Shrapnell Shell (For Use in Muzzle Loading Shotguns)
Description: Mint condition example with the felt and leather wad. The top of the felt wad reads, "MACHAUCHTAN / EDINBORO." These rounds were made for muzzle loading shotguns in the late 1800's. The brass shell is made of two pieces that fit together and slide over the iron rod. Upon firing, the shell would break sending out shot. This piece comes with a copy of the Forest & Stream ad.
Measures: L 2.374"
Reference: Forest & Stream July 1887
Recovered: Non Excavated