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A00919 - Fired Read Rounded Nose Bolt

Item Number: A00919

Item Title: Fired Read Rounded Nose Bolt

Price: $340

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Read Solid Shot

Size: 3 Inch Caliber

Sabot: Copper Ring

Fuse: N/A

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 252
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 67 A-97

Location Recovered: Raymond, MS

Description:Most of these seen don't have rifling and are from the ammo dump explosion at Snyder's Bluff just north of Vicksburg. Fired ones that show rifling are hard to come by and this is one of those hard to come by examples. I could probably count less than 10 the number I have seen with rifling over the years; maybe less than 5. This example has very nice rifling. I got it from the digger who found it in a creek bank in Raymond, MS which is just SW of Jackson. In fact he found two not very far apart.

The iron is ok due to being found on the creek bank. The shell has been cleaned and the iron is very hard. The sabot has nice rifling all the way around clearly showing the 7 lands-n-grooves of the ordnance rifle that fired it. It is especially nice on one side.

Real nice examples of this rarity 7 projectile sell for $600 and up. This is priced to move.


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