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A00855 - Rarity 10 Prewar/CS 6.4in Read short blind shell, appears to be actual one published

Item Number: A00855

Item Title: Rarity 10 Prewar/CS 6.4in Read short blind shell, appears to be actual one published

Price: $1350

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Read short blind shell

Size: 6.4in

Sabot: Iron ring

Fuse: n/a

Book: Jack Bell Page 346

Location Recovered: West Point test range with battlefield recoveries in Charleston and Mobile

Description:Prewar/CS 6.4in Read short shell for the rifled 32pdr. This is identical to the one shown in Bell's book on page 346, and I believe is the exact one published. According to the book, the one published was recovered at the West Point test range, but there have been battlefield recoveries in CS positions in Charleston and the Mobile Bay defensive areas.

Projectile measures: diameter 6.36in., length 9.5in., weight 47lbs. Wrought iron sabot intact.

The rivet is missing and it is open to an empty cavity.


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