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A00387 - Cool Read Side Loader Half Shell

Item Number: F00387

Item Title: Cool Read Side Loader Half Shell

Price: $250

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Read Side Loader

Size: 3 Inch Caliber

Sabot: Copper Ring

Fuse: CS Copper Time Adapter


Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:A very cool half shell that you rarely encounter as this shell is so uncommon they just don't get cut. So this should be a needed pickup for a half shell display. You can clearly see the construction showing the threaded lead side plug, the threaded copper fuse adapter, the yellow matrix holding the iron case shot and the partial copper sabot embedded in the base of the shell. This shell also is an example of the chipping problem this type sabot system had. It has it all!

Apologies for the slightly fuzzy pic. I didn't know it was that way when I took it. If needed I can get a better pic.

Shell half is cleaned, coated and inert.

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