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Going to start listing some things now that my move is over and my PC is back set up. Still haven't found my charging cords to my cameras so using crummy cell phone photos, but will try to get a few things up and running.

A01354 - Nice CS Archer Shell

Item Number: A01354

Item Title: Nice CS Archer Shell

Price: $850

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Archer

Size: 3 Inch Caliber

Sabot: Lead Band

Fuse: Wood Adapter (missing)

Book:
Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 81
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 44 A-39

Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:This shell was designed by Junius Archer of the Bellona foundry where many of the Archers were likely made. Some have also been found in the Alabama River at Selma and at Shiloh with the "G" stamp on them so likely some were made by Selma or some of the subcontractors. The shell is far less common than the bolt. The Archer is one of the most desired shell by collectors.

This example is in good shape with no pitting; only mild ground action to the iron. You can clearly see the grooves on the tail and the dimples that helped prevent the lead sabot from slipping. Like nearly all Archers it is missing the sabot. It has a nice big fuse hole that took the wood fuse adapter. A very good example for the collection.

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.


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