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A00134 - Great 3 Inch Read with Sprue present

Item Number: A00134

Item Title: Great 3 Inch Read with Sprue present

Price: $550

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Read

Size: 3 inch

Sabot: Copper Ring

Fuse: Wooden Time Adapter (Missing)

Book:
Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 257
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 72

Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:Here is a great example of the bourrelet Virginia style Read. It has two good traits valued by collectors:
1) Very good 7x7 rifling from the ordnance rifle on a sabot with no shell base chipping
2) A lathe lug still present as most are broken off with just faint evidence they existed

The iron is in very good condition with only the slightest of ground action. Both raised rings (bourrelets) are very prominent and in great condition. The fuse hole for the wooden fuse adapter (missing) is fairly clean. It's a great shell but a little TLC could make this shell display even better.

Shell is cleaned, coated and disarmed.

Pete George told me that the sabot is of a type associated with early 1863 Reads found at places like Chancellorsville. I cannot see the flame groove cut he saw to make this call, but he knows a lot more than me about Read shells and so I defer to him.


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