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 Civil War artillery item. This
friction primer packet contains several
original Civil War cannon friction primers,
and the original blue label remains intact
picturing a cannon friction primer and is
marked, "Friction Primers - Frankford
Arsenal - 1861".--$125.SOLD
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 - 6 lb. size Confederate
fuzed Bormann Cannon Ball. This
projectile was recovered here at Stones
River about 30 years ago. I have
disarmed it - cleaned it - and coated it,
and it is now ready to go on the shelf for
excavated tail section fragment from a case
shot 3 inch Shenkl projectile. There
are two lead case shot balls still embedded
in the tar matrix in the rear of the shell.
This artifact was recovered on private
property near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
It is an excellent educational artifact
showing how the case shot balls were
contained inside the artillery
condition, non-excavated, battlefield
pick-up from the BATTLE OF FRANKLIN, TN., 12 lb. size Bormann cannonball.
The shell body remains as smooth and slick
as it was during the Civil War. Both
the Bormann fuse hole and the underplug hole
are open, and if the threads were chased, an
underplug and a Bormann fuse could be
screwed in. This is a 100% museum
inch, heartwood pine war log recovered over
30 years ago from private property near
Chickamauga, Georgia. The log measures
9 inches in diameter at the base and has one
Minie ball barely exposed and one iron
canister ball about 30% exposed. This
will be a super nice, museum grade
centerpiece for someone's Civil War
collection. These are pretty much
never recovered anymore.--$750.SOLD
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
rare, fired, 30-lb. size, Confederate Read
cannon projectile. This projectile was
recovered many years ago on private property
at Vicksburg, Mississippi. I have
disarmed it, cleaned it, and coated it, and
it is ready for display. This "Big Ass
Shell" had enough powder in it to blow up
half of Murfreesboro!!! It is all safe
now and ready to go in someone's
3 inch size, Confederate Reed - Parrott
artillery projectile. This projectile
was recovered from private property at
Chickamauga, Georgia, and I have disarmed
it, cleaned, and coated it. The
Confederate copper time fuse remains
perfectly intact, and the Confederate
"dimple" in the base remains very clear and
obvious. This is a type Confederate
projectile that is not recovered very
often. (The vial contains a sample of
the powder that I removed from the shell.)--$395.
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 now to recover, full copper plate base
for a 3 inch Confederate Mulane shell (aka
Tennessee sabot projectile). This type
Confederate Artillery projectile quite often
throws the sabot. If you have a 3 inch
Mulane projectile and need a base plate,
here is your opportunity.--$125.
half-sectioned, Federal, 30 pound size
Parrott projectile. This is an
excellent educational display piece clearly
showing the powder cavity and the fusing
system. It has been sectioned,
cleaned, coated and is ready for permanent
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.
base section of an iron sabotted 10 pound
Federal Parrott projectile. This was
recovered years ago from the part of the
battlefield here at Stones River that is now
"The Avenue" shopping mall.--$25.
pewter, Bormann time fuse recovered here at
Stones River having the rare "U-backwards S"
condition, original, Civil War Artillery
lanyard. No artillery display is
complete without a lanyard.--$425.
sectioned, 12 pound, Confederate Bormann
fused case shot cannonball. This
projectile nicely shows the Confederate
copper underplug as well as the Confederate
Bormann fuse and case shot balls. It
is clean, coated, and ready for
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.
top section of an 1863 dated Naval watercap
fuse. This was recovered near the
Cumberland River associated with the Battle
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.