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A01572 - Nice 3-Inch Schenkl With The Combination Fuse

Item Number: A01572

Item Title: Nice 3-Inch Schenkl With The Combination Fuse

Price: $395

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Schenkl

Size: 3 Inch Caliber

Sabot: Paper Maché (missing)

Fuse: Schenkl Combination

Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 299
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 76 A-12

Location Recovered: Richmond, VA

Description:The field caliber Schenkl shells came in both percussion and combination fuses. The early pattern combination had the brass strap that went over the top of the fuse while the later type had a brass butterfly on the side that allowed the pin to be places to set the time. It is called a combination fuse as it was designed to go off with impact (percussion) and if that failed to go off the firing of the gun set off an internal time fuse (concussion) that would increase the chance of an explosion. For more information on this fuse, see Charles Jones fuse book on page 104.

This is a very nice Schenkl shell that is likely case shot and is equipped with the early pattern Schenkl Combination fuse. The fuse is in much better shape than most just from the fact it has the center know. this is typically only seen on drops. Fired ones like this are rarely seen with the pronounced center knob still intact. This is presumed to be fired as the brass strap across the top is missing as they almost always are when fired and the fuse is set to 2 or 3 seconds. The iron is very solid with only a bit of ground action. This is a nice shell.

Shell is inert, cleaned and coated.

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