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  1. Getting very rare to find, absolutely perfect, unfired condition, brass, Confederate cannon friction primer with the twisted primer wire remaining perfectly intact.  This friction primer was recovered from a Confederate cannon position just off Leland Avenue at the second days fighting - Battle of Nashville.--$45.SOLD

  2. Excellent condition, excavated nose section of a 3 inch, brass, time fused, Federal Hotchkiss shell.  This projectile was recovered in a lawn along the stone wall at the second days fighting at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  I have cleaned and disarmed the projectile, and it is ready for display.--$125.SOLD

  3. Very 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 - Wayne Tucker.--$65.

  4. Excellent 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 gun.--$75.

  5. Quite 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

  6. Extremely 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 projectile.--$595.

  7. Quite 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 display.--$275.SOLD

  8. Unique, 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 projectile.--$35.SOLD

  9. Beautiful 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 quality shell.--$250.SOLD

  10. 30 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

  11. Very 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.

  12. Just as dug - 12lb. size Bormann fuzed cannon ball recovered from a lawn on the Battle line at the 2nd days' fighting, Battle of Nashville.--$295.

  13. Extremely 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 collection.--$475.SOLD

  14. Excavated, 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.SOLD

  15. Original, 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.

  16. Quite 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.

  17. Beautifully 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 display.--$225.SOLD

  18.  Quite 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.

  19. Excavated 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.SOLD

  20. Excavated, pewter, Bormann time fuse recovered here at Stones River having the rare "U-backwards S" mark.--$55.SOLD

  21. Nice condition, original, Civil War Artillery lanyard.  No artillery display is complete without a lanyard.--$425.

  22. Nicely 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 display.--$225.SOLD

  23. Rare, 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.

  24. Excavated, top section of an 1863 dated Naval watercap fuse.  This was recovered near the Cumberland River associated with the Battle of Nashville.--$45.SOLD

  25. Group 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

  26. Mint condition original unissued "red" Federal Artillery hat cord for the "Hardee Style Hat".--$45.

  27. Beautiful 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.


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