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  • Confederate Read - Parrott Shell / Sold

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    Confederate Read - Parrott Shell - Inventory Number: CON 137 / Sold

     An original fired and unexploded C.S. 3-Inch Read Smooth Case-Shot Shell.  Wonderful condition example exhibiting the original finishing marks from construction. This shell measures approximately 8 ½ inches long and 2.8 inches in diameter and weighs 9.5 pounds.  It was found in relic condition in Gettysburg in Reynold’s Woods.  The fuse is missing exposing the inside of the shell; this shell was usually fired with a wooden fuse adapter and paper time fuse.  The intact sabot is a tapered iron ring on the bottom of the shell with the grooves from the gun’s rifling.  The upper shell shows the sign of the removed mold dimple.  Wonderful example!

    Inventory Number: CON 137 / Sold