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A00995 - Rare 3in Read shell made in the Fall of 1862 at the Richmond foundry of Snyder & Walker

Item Number: A00995

Item Title: Rare 3in Read shell made in the Fall of 1862 at the Richmond foundry of Snyder & Walker

Price: $499

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Bourreletted Read with 3 cast flame grooves

Size: 3in

Sabot: Copper ring

Fuse: Wood time fuse adapter (missing)

Book:

Location Recovered: Cape of Delaware

Description:This is one of the rare types of 3" bourreletted Read shells we discussed in this thread:

http://bulletandshell.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=5d5ab09273ab174496f9cda75a14939e&topic=2390.0

Mike O'Donnell (aka Woodenhead) had some terrific insights on it and others with the 3 flame grooves cut in the sabot.

This shell is straight out of my collection. You can still see my (very removable) catalog label on the bottom. When the thread got going I looked and turns out I have 5 of these so can share one at least.


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