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A00977 - Rare Houston 3" Read With Saw Cuts

Item Number: A00977

Item Title: Rare Houston 3" Read With Saw Cuts

Price: $685

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Read - Trans-Mississippi

Size: 3 Inch Caliber

Sabot: Copper Ring With Saw Cuts

Fuse: Wood Adapter (Missing)

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 260

Location Recovered: Camp in Wharton, Texas (Outside Houston)

Description:This is a truly hard to obtain Read variant on consignment from Pete George of the Dickey and George artillery book fame. This shell is mostly like the Virginia and Georgia counter parts but is a bit longer and likely made in a foundry out west. This is a low area and coupled with the late war iron quality it shows the effects from being in the ground. The iron has uneven pitting all over but still faintly shows the bourrelets. The sabot is beautiful with wonderful patina. The 4 saw cuts are pretty evenly spaced. A hard to get example for your collection.

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.


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