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A01415 - Smooth sided Confederate Read with chipped base
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Item Number: A01415

Item Title: Smooth sided Confederate Read with chipped base

Price: $325

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Read Shell

Size: 10pdr

Sabot: Wrought iron



Location Recovered: Petersburg

Description:Confederate smooth sided Read shell with nice iron. This one was fired in battle and not only did the base chip as most Read shells did, but the sabot twisted out. Presumably this is from the rifling of the barrel and the twist imported to the shell during firing, but Pete George had never seen a similar case. I got this shell from him in November, and he was very proud of it!