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A00986 - Schenkl 4.4-inch Percussion Shell

Item Number: A00986

Item Title: Schenkl 4.4-inch Percussion Shell

Price: $790

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Schenkl Shell

Size: 4.4 Inch (30-lber) Dahlgren Rifle

Sabot: Paper Mache (Missing)

Fuse: Schenkl Percussion

Book: Jack Bell Page 364

Location Recovered: Port Hudson, LA

Description:One of the more popular shells is the Schenkl with its distinctive profile. While the 3-inch for the Parrott rifle is rather common this caliber for the 30-lber Dahlgren rifle is not. According to Jack Bell in his book this caliber was removed from service in 1862 but pressed back into service at Port Hudson (Mach thru July, 1863) where most are found. Every serious collector should have one of these in their collection.

The example is pretty nice. As you can see from the images it has a nice fuse still with the dug green patina. This football shaped shell differs from most Schenkls in that it doesn't have a base knob. The body doesn't have the typical ribs but instead has 12 rather wide grooves to keep the paper mache' from slipping. Overall iron is quite good with no pitting and only a minimal amount of ground action.

Wallet is not included with the shell. :)

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.


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