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A01250 - Great Dug Smooth Read 2.9 Inch
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Item Number: A01250

Item Title: Great Dug Smooth Read 2.9 Inch

Price: $225

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Read

Size: 10 Pounder (2.9 Inch Caliber)

Sabot: Wrought Iron: Pre-stamped Rifling


Book: Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 69 A-10

Location Recovered: Atlanta, GA Area

Description:A great example of a later war projectile, this smooth sided Read is for the 2.9 (10 Pounder) Parrott rifle. The caliber and use of the copper fuse adapter indicate it is from the latter half of the war. The iron has light peppering but is otherwise hard and displays very well. One side is intact with sabot and no chipping. The other side shows the common happening of the base of the shell shipping away from the sabot when fired due to a design flaw. But to a collector this gives a window into the construction of the shell. Much of the sabot is still present and the shell stands just fine on its own. It shows great rifling from the 3 lands-n-grooves of the Parrott rifle. This is a common shell (not containing case shot) and has the original fuse still which is in very good shape. The base shows the lathe dimple clearly but it has a small drill hole in the middle of the dimple. I presume this was to help flush out the shell. For the money a very good example.

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.