12 Pounder CS Sideloader Case-Shot Half Shell - Iron Side Plug

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Item: 12 Pounder Confederate Sideloader Case-Shot Half Shell
Construction:
 Cast iron with uncommon iron side plug, iron case-shot balls in pine sap matrix.
Fuzing:
 Brass time fuze adaptor.
Approximate size:
 Weight: 4.8 pounds.  Diameter: 4.5 inches.
Condition:
 Very good, excavated, smooth exterior surface with very light pitting. The lip of the fuze is damaged. This half-shell is deactivated and has not been repaired.  
Recovered:
 Petersburg, VA area.
Comments:
 This half shell comes directly from the collection of Peter George, co-author of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War". Mr. George noted that this half shell was unusual in that it had a brass metal fuze instead of the typical copper metal fuze normally found in Confederate shells.  Of the various side plugs found in side-loader shells, the iron side plug in this shell, while not the rarest, is less common than the lead side plug. This cross-section of this iron side plug nicely shows the threads and also its well rounded plug head. Now you can see the contents of a Civil War sideloader case-shot shell and this one will be an excellent educational tool or addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.


Product Code:
PC7582

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ARTILLERY , CONFEDERATE RELICS , GREAT GIFT IDEAS , RELIC DISPLAYS

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