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A00197 - 10-lber Read-Parrott Half Shell

Item Number: F00197

Item Title: 10-lber Read-Parrott Half Shell

Price: $150

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Read-Parrott

Size: 10 Pounder (2.9 Inch Caliber)

Sabot: Stamped Wrought Iron

Fuse: Wood Adapter (Missing)

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 216

Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:This is a typical Read-Parrott shell with the rifling stamped wrought iron sabot and the tapered hole to accommodate the wooden fuse adapter. The shell still has concreted black powder in the bottom half of the shell that didn't wash out when flushed. Interestingly a prior owner didn't clean the fuse hole out and attempt to disarm it that way which would have been easier than drilling it. But fortunately this leaves some native battlefield dirt that filled the front half of the shell on impact. Cutting the shell in half provided more of the shell's story. The iron on this one is ok and has been treated with rust converter to preserve the shell. This gives it the black finish. This is a very nice half shell for the money.


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