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pretty condition, early battlefield pick-up,
non-excavated, "drop", 3 inch, time fused
Hotchkiss projectile. This shell is
nice enough that it could be fired today.
The iron remains smooth with a chocolate
brown patina, much like what you see on a
musket barrel. The lead sabot remains
completely intact as well as the base cup.
The brass time fuse is not only perfectly
intact but can be screwed in and out of the
shell with your fingers. Almost every
Civil War collection has an excavated
Hotchkiss projectile, but very few have a
non-excavated example with a removable
pretty, excavated, COMPLETE, 3 inch, time
fused, Hotchkiss projectile. This
shell was recovered over 30 years ago at the
Battle of Nashville, 2nd day fighting near
Granny White Pike. The projectile
remains complete with nose, brass fuse, lead
sabot, and cup. I have disarmed the
shell as well as cleaned and coated it.
The projectile is now ready for display.
Only a small percentage of the Hotchkiss
projectiles that we recovered at the Battle
of Nashville were complete.--$295.SOLD
6 pound size, solid-shot cannonball
recovered many years ago on private property
at Shiloh. The ball has been cleaned
and coated and is ready for
rare to recover, 3 pound Ketchum hand
grenade. This grenade was recovered
many years ago on private property near Port
Hudson, Louisiana. It has been
sectioned with the fuse remaining intact on
one side so as to be able to see the inside
cavity of the grenade. In over 40
years, I have only seen three or four
Ketchum grenades sectioned. This item
will make an excellent addition to someone's
Civil War artillery display.--$295.
3 inch Read, rifled, Confederate artillery
projectile. This projectile was
recovered from private property near
Chickamauga, Georgia, and has already been
disarmed, cleaned, and coated and is ready
to go on display. One side of the
projectile is quite attractive with only
typical ground action. The reverse
side of the projectile does have some
sought after 42 inch in length Civil War
"War-log" that was recovered many years ago
from private property near Antietam.
This log has two visible bullets that have
been exposed. Both hullets are
Williams Cleaner bullets. The War Log
has been cleaned and coated, and is ready
for permanent display. Through most of
its length it is from 7 to 9 inches through.
Nice War Logs often run several thousand
dollars. This is a nice one, and at a
very reasonable price.--$850.
very rare to find, absolutely perfect,
unfired condition, brass, Confederate cannon
friction primer with the twisted primer wire
remaining perfectly intact. This
friction primer was recovered from a
Confederate cannon position just off Leland
Avenue at the second days fighting - Battle
scarce to recover - Excavated LARGE portion
of a CAST BRASS RATCHETED SABOT FOR A 9 INCH
CONFEDERATE BROOKE PROJECTILE. This
was recovered many years ago on private
property near Mobile, AL. by my good buddy -
U.S. artillery vent pick priming wire for
cannon. It was used to puncture the
powder bag through the vent at the rear of
the tube so that when the fuse friction
primer ignited, the cannon would fire.
It is 24" in length overall for a very large
rare, 6 pounder size, Confederate, wood
drive-in fuse cannonball. This
projectile was recovered many years ago from
private property near Shiloh and is one of
less than half a dozen of this type ball
ever recovered there. It is disarmed,
cleaned, coated, and ready for
display. We have located an original,
correct, wooden fuse adaptor for this rare
shell and are including it with the
rare to recover, complete, excavated,
Federal Navy, cast brass water cap fuse.
The fuse has the water cap itself intact and
is marked, "Ord. and the anchor" and is
dated 1861, but the fuse impacted on the
"61" and it is barely visible.--$95.
as dug - 12lb. size Bormann fuzed cannon
ball recovered from a lawn on the Battle
line at the 2nd days' fighting, Battle of
quite rare, partially filled, blue wrapped
packet of Federal cannon friction primers.
This packet still contains three original
cannon friction primers as well as most of
the original blue wrapper. Some of the
markings remain faintly visible if you have
bright light and a good imagination.
This will display fantastic with your
artillery shells or fuses.--$95.
rare and in very nice condition, excavated,
3 inch size, Confederate, Reed Parrott
projectile. This shell has the lathe
dimple in the base and iron sabot, lathed
turned sides, and took a wooden drive-in
fuse adaptor. This projectile was
recovered over 30 years ago from private
property near Chickamauga, Georgia. It
has been disarmed, cleaned, coated, and is
ready for display.--$450.
condition, original, Civil War Artillery
lanyard. No artillery display is
complete without a lanyard.--$425.
12 pound size, Confederate, polygonal cavity
ball with four side diamond shaped pattern
shrapnel inside. The ball has been cut
in half, nicely showing the diamond shaped
pieces inside, the wooden drive-in fuse
plug, and a large casting flaw typical of
Confederate artillery shells. This
will make an excellent addition to someone's
Confederate artillery display. It has
been cleaned, coated, and is mounted on a
walnut display base.--$295.
of 6 excavated cannon friction primers.
These were recovered many years ago by Mark
Swann from a cannon position behind the
Stone Wall at the Battle of Nashville,
TN.--$175. for all 6
condition original unissued "red"
Federal Artillery hat cord for the
"Hardee Style Hat".--$45.
condition, excavated, Confederate cannon
friction primer. This was recovered
along the 2nd day Battle of Nashville
Confederate line. It remains complete
with the twisted brass wire intact.--$48.