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A01251 - Great Dug Smooth Read 20 Pounder
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Item Number: A01251

Item Title: Great Dug Smooth Read 20 Pounder

Price: $225

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Read

Size: 20 Pounder (3.67 Caliber)

Sabot: Wrought Iron

Fuse: CS Copper Time Fuse Adapter (Missing)

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 280

Location Recovered: Petersburg, VA Area

Description:A great example of a later war projectile, this smooth sided Read is for the 20 Pounder Parrott rifle. The caliber and use of the copper fuse adapter indicate it is from the latter half of the war. The iron is 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. About 1/4 of the sabot is still present and the shell needs a little help to stand up. The sabot is the thinner wrought iron style and shows some rifling from the 5 lands-n-grooves of the Parrott rifle. This is a common shell (not containing case shot). It is missing the original fuse but if the owner wants I can make a nice deal on tapping the fuse hole and inserting a fuse. The base shows a nice square casting sprue and big distinct lathe dimple. This is not an easy shell to get.

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.