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  • Confederate Broun Shell / Sold

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    Confederate Broun Shell - SOLD

    DIAMETER: 2.94 inches
    GUN: 3-inch rifle
    LENGTH: 7 1/2 inches
    WEIGHT: 9 pounds 4 ounces
    CONSTRUCTION: Shell (possible segmented interior)
    SABOT: Copper ring
    FUZING: Wooden fuze plug, paper time fuze

    Lieutenant Colonel William Leroy Broun (commander of the Richmond Arsenal beginning in June 1863), is considered to be the developer of this projectile pattern. Since the copper sabot was designed to serve as a bourrelet, only one bearing surface was needed on the body of the projectile. The bourrelet and the sabot were machined on a lathe to the proper tolerance required. There are two saw cuts to aid in the expansion of the sabot into the grooves of the gun. Most fired specimens have the high, thin sabot blown off, revealing the slightly rounded base of the projectile body.

    Inventory Number: ART 037 / SOLD