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A00978 - Rare 3in Read Shell from Richmond Foundry of Snyder & Walker

Item Number: A00978

Item Title: Rare 3in Read Shell from Richmond Foundry of Snyder & Walker

Price: $695

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Read

Size: 3 Inch Caliber

Sabot: Copper Ring With Flame Grooves

Fuse: Wood Adapter (Missing)

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page Mention

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 made in the Fall of 1862 at the Richmond foundry of Snyder & Walker. This is a low area find 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 shows the bourrelets. There is also the remains of the lathe lug on the nose. The sabot is very nice with wonderful patina. There are 3 flame grooves pretty evenly spaced. A hard to get example for your collection.

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.


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