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A01199 - Great Dug Read - Uncleaned
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Item Number: A01199

Item Title: Great Dug Read - Uncleaned

Price: $320

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Read

Size: 3 Inch Caliber

Sabot: Copper Ring

Fuse: CS Copper Time Fuse Adapter

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 257
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 72 A-10

Location Recovered: Atlanta, GA Area

Description:For those who like shells as they come out of the ground here is a great pickup. The iron is so good that I won't want to clean it. The rust is more like a patina. It has everything you want in a Confederate shell. There is a perfect CS copper time fuse adapter with no dings from impact. Note that it is the style with the thick flange. You can see where the lathe lug was knocked off and it has distinctive mold seams down both sides f the shell. There is a nice lathe dimple on the base. The reason the fuse is perfect is that the shell appears to have hit butt first causing the sabot to curl inward with about 2.5" of the sabot chipping off. The remaining sabot has a nice patina and you can clearly see 4 of the 5 lands-n-grooves from the ordnance rifle that fired it. Were it not for landing on it's butt it would be a $500 shell.

While I don't think so there might be the slightest coating of polyurethane on the shell but I think it is just a clean shell. There is still a bit of dirt in the sabot grooves.

Shell is inert.