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A01139 - Superb Schenkl for Rifled 6 Pounder Gun
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Item Number: A01139

Item Title: Superb Schenkl for Rifled 6 Pounder Gun

Price: $650

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Schenkl Shell

Size: 3.67 Inch (For Rifled 6-lber)

Sabot: Paper Mache (Missing)

Fuse: Schenkl Percussion - Unmarked

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 307
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 77 A-12

Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:This pattern Schenkl is made for the rifled 6 pounder gun which is why it is short compared to the long rounds for the Parrott guns. It needed to be lighter in order to not be too heavy for the rifled smoothbore guns to handle. These are believed to be early pattern Schenkl shells based on being found in mid-war or earlier sites as well as most having the unmarked Schenkl percussion fuse.

This is truly a superb quality shell to add to a collection. It is somewhat uncommon and in beautiful shape. The iron is very smooth and quite hard with only enough ground action to know it was dug. The fuse is the hard to get early unmarked variety of the Schenkl percussion fuse and is in great shape. It has a very nice patina.

The person I got it from didn't know its provenance for sure but believed it to be from the Vicksburg area. Most come from Louisiana, Vicksburg and a few places in Tennessee. Dickey and George reports a few from early Virginia sites.

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.