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A01159 - Pointed Nose Dyer

Item Number: A01159

Item Title: Pointed Nose Dyer

Price: $125

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Dyer Common Shell

Size: 3 Inch Caliber For Ordnance Rifle

Sabot: Lead Cup (Missing)

Fuse: Dyer Time Adapter

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 146
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 53 A-61

Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:This is the far less common style of the late war produced Dyer shell for the 3" ordnance rifle. Most have the rounded nose and are predominately case shot. This is the common shell and sports a more pointed nose. The iron is good and solid. The shell is not run through electrolysis but I feel if so it would come out with a nice smooth surface. It also has a far better than average Dyer time adapter still intact with spanner holes still very visible. The shell is missing the sabot but that gives us a good view of the base showing the cross mark that is cast on the bottom. This was a later manufacturing attempt to help prevent the sabot from rotating and twisting off. They never really figured out how to reliably keep the sabot on as fired example with the sabot are pretty uncommon. I'm sure you'll like this example.

Note that the shells appears shinier in the pics than in person.

Shell is inert, uncleaned and coated.

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