Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway

Winchester, Virginia USA, changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!
authentic Civil War relics, bought and sold

Civil War artillery, Relicman sales catalog.
All items listed are authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.
All artillery items listed have been disarmed.
Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.

A1583...Rifled artillery projectile, Parrott design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, short pattern "case shot" balls packed in sulfur matrix, wrought iron sabot, Parrott time fuze with a flange, Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in. Projectile was manufactured in the Federal arsenals following the prewar invention of Robert Parrott and John Read working together. The sabot system utilized was a wrought iron ring, referred to as the "Type I" sabot, rifling was precast with five flanges, because it was too stiff to take the rifling otherwise. Some of these shells were configured as case shot, (approx. 17.5lbs to 19lbs. with balls, short, 9.25in.), or as "common" (approx 15lbs. to 17lbs. without balls, long 10.25in.). This shell is "case shot", explosive charge with lead balls, and with a time fuze was designed to detonate above the heads of troops in the open field. Lead case shot balls are packed in yellow or sulfur matrix. Fuze employed was a Parrott zinc time fuze, typically the pattern with a flat flange, (Jones pg. 77)., top of the fuze hole is milled wide to seat the flange. Bottom of shell usually shows a casting sprue which was rough milled.
Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery (1993 Edition), pg. 219.

Shell is cut exposing the interior, this is side 1

Shell is cut exposing the interior, this is side 2

Projectile measures: diameter 3.62in., length 9.0in. (excluding fuze), weight 17.6lb. Wrought iron sabot shows five precast rifled lands and grooves. Parrott time fuze is partial. Metal is solid, Shell is disarmed by drill hole through the paper section of the fuze. Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana.
For sale, Shell is cut exposing the interior, either half $225.
Side 1,......available $225 .
Side 2,.......Sold......
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