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Z2142     Unopened Packet of 10 Paper Time Fuses (10 Seconds)

Description: Excellent packet of 10 (10 Second) paper time fuses with clear writing.

Measures: 2.25" x 2.25"

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 163

Price: $165.00

Z2195     Federal 3" Parrott Case-Shot Shell with Bormann Fuse

Description: Here is an excavated Bormann fused Parrott shell filled with case-shot. This one has a nice fuse punched around the three second mark. There is one issue with this shell and I think you can see from the pictures. From the middle to the top and about 2/3rds around the top is filled with something and covered over. I'm not sure why or what is going on behind it but it's mentioned for exactness. A magnet does stick all around the nose section. It may have been rough when dug and filled in. Verbal provenance on this shell is South Mountain Maryland.

Measures: 2.9" x 8.25"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 217

Price: $495.00

Z2145     Original Wood Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells

Description: Nice original wooden time fuse adapter. Based on the size, this would be for a large spherical shell.

Measures: Length 1.283" Top Diameter 1.060" Bottom Diameter .895"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 3

Price: $35.00

Z1983     Confederate Copper Time Fuse Adapter for Rifled Projectiles

Description:  Nice example with a larger head diameter

Measures: OAL 1.890" Head Diameter: 1.459"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 40-41

Price: $65.00

Z2071     Confederate 12lb. Sideloader with Lead Plug

Description: Here is a decent Confederate 12lb. sideloader shell with the lead plug. This one exhibits moderate pitting throughout. There is one area on the side that has a moderate to deep pitted area that has been stabilized.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Virginia

Price: $350.00

Z2037     Confederate 12lb. Sideloader with Iron Plug

Description: Nice shell that has been cleaned and coated. There is still remnants of the paper time fuse inside of the fuse adaptor. This example has the rarer iron sideloader plug. Interestingly this is a spherical shell and not case-shot based on the weight.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Richmond Area

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 42

Price: $395.00

Z2006     Non Excavated US/CS 12lb. 4.52" Spherical Shell

Description: Here is a very nice 4.52" spherical shell that would employ a wooden time fuse adapter. This one is in excellent shape with a clear mold seam. No upgrades needed!

Measures: 4.52" in diameter

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War (1993) Edition Pg. 30

Price: $325.00

Z1989     Confederate "High Lip" Bormann Time Fuse

Description: Excavated fuse that was extracted from a shell. There are vise grip markings on four sides but the fuse retains it's overall shape. It is unpunched and the 1,2 and 5 are legible. 2 and three are somewhat legible. 

Measures: .539" x 1.636"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuse Pg. 23

Price: $95.00 SOLD

Z1988     Schenkl Percussion Fuse with Patent Information

Description: Nice excavated Schenkl fuse. This one is obviously out of an exploded shell. The screw has been removed allowing the slider to move. The anvil cap is frozen in place and the patent information is readable.

Measures: OAL 2.625"  Head Diameter: 1.279"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 98-99

Price: $85.00

Z1986     Federal Hotchkiss Percussion Fuse

Description: Excavated fuse that was removed from a dug shell, hence the powder burn on the base. The top is of the unmarked variety. The brass anvil can be removed allowing the slider to be taken out.

Measures: OAL 2.354" Head Diameter: 1.153"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 94

Price: $65.00 SOLD

Z1985     Early War Parrott Time Fuse Adapter without Flange

Description: Nice excavated specimen with clean threads. This example has one small period dent on the top edge.

Measures: OAL 1.422"  Diameter: 1.134"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 76

Price: $35.00

Z1984     Confederate Copper Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells

Description:  Nice excavated fuse still caked in dirt. This one has remains of the paper time fuse adapter on the inside.

Measures: OAL 1.429"  Head Diameter: 1.258"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 38-39

Price: $55.00

Z1982     Confederate Copper Time Fuse Adapter for Rifled Projectiles

Description: Nice fuse with clean threads and partial paper time fuse remnants on the inside.

Measures: OAL 1.893"  Head Diameter: 1.284"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 40-41

Price: $65.00

Z1981     Confederate Copper Time Fuse Adapter for Rifled Projectiles

Description: Nice fuse with a great patina and clean threads.

Measures: OAL 1.895"  Head Diameter: 1.283"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 40-41

Price: $65.00

Z1980     Confederate Copper Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells

Description: Nice excavated example with a partial paper time fuse inside. This is the stepped version.

Measures: OAL 1.438"  Head Diameter 1.241"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $55.00

Z1979     Confederate Copper Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells

Description: Nice excavated example with a partial paper time fuse still in the hole.

Measures: OAL 1.318"  Head Diameter: 1.231"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 38-39

Price: $55.00

Z1978     Federal Hotchkiss Time Fuse Adapter

Description: Nice excavated adapter with clean threads. There are a couple of small period dents on the nose from use.

Measures: OAL 1.946"  Head Diameter: 1.138"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 87-88

Price: $50.00

Z1977     Confederate Copper Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells

Description: Here is a nice Confederate adapter for use in spherical shells like a 12 or 24lber. This one still has remains of the paper time fuse in the center top hole.

Measures: OAL 1.376"  Head Diameter: 1.221"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 38-39

Price: $55.00

Z1975     Schenkl Percussion Fuse with Patent Information

Description: Here is a minty excavated Schenkl percussion fuse. The threads are great, the screw is present, and the patent information is clear and legible. The top reads, "J.P.SCHenkl / PAT. OCT.16 1861."

Measures: OAL 2.595" Head Diameter 1.271"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 98-99

Price: $125.00 Sale Pending!

Z1974     Federal Hotchkiss Time Fuse Adapter

Description: Here is a nice Hotchkiss fuse adapter with the longer body. These were for use in larger caliber projectiles. This one has nice threads and is in great shape!

Measures: OAL  2.394" Head Diameter 1.164"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 88

Price: $65.00 SOLD

Z1973     Late War Parrott Time Fuse Adapter with Flange

Description: Here is a very nice late war time fuse adapter for the Parrott shells. This one has the flange on the top. The threads are clean and you can see a light mold seam on both sides of the fuse.

Measures: OAL 1.755" Thread Diameter: 1.099"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Fuses Pg. 76-77

Price: $50.00 Sale Pending!

Z1885     Empty Allegheny Arsenal Fuse Pack for Eight Second Fuses

Description: Empty paper pack that originally held five (Eight) second fuses. This one has a tear on one side but is still attached.

Price: $10.00

Z1881     Federal 3" Type II Hotchkiss Shell

Description: Nice excavated Type II Hotchkiss shell with three flame grooves. The fuse is intact and this shell has been fired as you can see the rifling on the lead sabot. This one comes with an old handmade stand and tag. It is important to note that brass fused shells were not employed during the battle of Antietam. However, there were plenty of troops in the area for the remaining portion of the war.

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland (Antietam)

Price: $250.00

Z1790     Federal 20lb Parrott Shell (Long Pattern)

Description:  Nice shell that has been cleaned and coated. This one is missing the fuse and is slightly rough around the fuse hole area. This one has writing that is incorrect and could be removed if desired. This is the 20lb. shell.

Measures: 3.63" x 10.25"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $275.00

Z1789     Federal Naval Watercap Fuse 1863

Description: Very nice fuse with a removable water cap. This came out of an old E.O.D. collection.

Reference: Jones Fuses, Pg. 10

Price: $110.00

Z1772     Federal 32lb. Spherical Shell with Wooden Fuse Adaptor

Description: Nice shell with a partially visible mold seam. This one is somewhat smooth on one side and a little rough on the other.

Measures: 6.25" in diameter

Recovered: Richmond Area

Reference: Bell Heavy Ordnance Pg. 49-50

Price: $250.00

Z1771     Confederate 3" Long-Sabot Bourreleted Read Common Shell

Description: Scarce shell recovered at the August Arsenal site. This one has the thinner rings, and a high base sabot. The metal has several small casting air bubbles throughout. This one employed a wooden time fuse adaptor which is now missing.  There are still remnants of string below the lower bourrelet and the sabot.

Recovered: Augusta Arsenal, Georgia

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 264

Price: $495.00

Z1710     Federal 3" Schenkl Percussion Fused Shell

Description: Here is an excavated 3" Schenkl shell with the percussion fuse. I think with some work the fuse would clean up a little better. This shell has one larger pit on the nose of the shell with small to moderate pitting throughout. The fuse is not screwed in all of the way and based on the multiple markings on the fuse, the threads may have stripped when it was originally ready to fire. It has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 2.94" x 9"

Recovered: Unknown

Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 300

Price: $295.00

Z1673     Confederate 20lb. Milled Sleeve Read "Common" Shell with Fuse Adaptor

Description: Decent example of a "milled sleeve" read shell. This example was milled near the top and the base leaving the mid section a little larger. This one has light to moderate pitting with some deep pitting here and there. These shell typically employed a wooden fuse adaptor.

Measures: 2.63" x 10.25"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 284

Price: $475.00

Z1672     Confederate 10lb. Read "Common" Shell with Fuse Adaptor

Description: Nice excavated Read shell with the thin wrought iron sabot and copper fuse adaptor. This one has a clear lathe dimple on the base with light pitting. This piece was painted black at one time and some of the paint is coming off in a few spots.

Measures: 2.86" x 8.75"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 243

Price: $350.00

Z1660     Confederate 12lb. Sideloader with a Bormann Replacement Fuse (Case-Shot)

Description: Here is a fairly scarce shell. This shell appears to be a typical case shot. However, instead of using the smaller fuse adaptor, this shell has the rarer Bormann replacement fuse. This shell has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $850.00

Z1659     Confederate 12lb. "Common" Shell with Copper Fuse Adaptor

Description: Here is a very nice Confederate shell without the more common sideloader plug. This one has even pitting throughout and has been cleaned and coated. There is a threaded allen key plug in the base which was used for electrolysis. This style of shell is harder to find than the common sideloader types.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg.32

Price: $450.00

Z1658     Federal 12lb. "Common" Shell with Bormann Fuse

Description: Here is a nice example of an excavated Bormann fused shell. This is a common shell and does not contain case-shot. The Bormann fuse is sitting high and wasn't screwed in all the way. You can clearly see where the Bormann fuse was punched.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 35

Price: $325.00

Z1651     Federal 24lb. Coehorn Mortar "Common" Shell

Description: Here is a nice excavated coehorn mortar shell. This shell would have employed a wooden fuse which is now missing. The iron body is solid with some light to moderate pitting in places. This type of shell was meant to explode sending iron fragments into enemy lines.

Measures: 5.69"

Recovered: Petersburg, Virginia

Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 51

Price: $295.00

Z1648     Federal 30lb Schenkl Shell with Percussion Fuse for the 4.2" Parrott Rifle (Long Pattern)

Description: Here is a superb 4.2" Schenkl shell with the original fuse. The iron on this example is very nice and could be cleaned up a little more if desired. This shell is drilled through the knob on the end. The fuse is still intact with the readable patent information. It would be hard to upgrade this example!

Measures: 4.1" x 12.5"

Recovered: Appomattox River, Virginia

Reference: Bell, Heavy Ordnance, Pg. 362

Price: $950.00

Z1637     Federal  10lb. 2.9" Parrott Artillery "Common" Shell (Type I Sabot)

Description: Nice excavated Parrott artillery shell. This one has a partial fuse and appears to be wooden. The iron on this example is strong and the wrought iron sabot has three lands and three grooves.

Measures: 2.85" x 8.5"

Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 216

Price: $295.00

Z1664     Confederate Short Pattern 3" Broun Shell with Wooden Fuse

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Broun shell that still retains its original wooden fuse adaptor. This unfired example has moderate pitting and has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 2.9" x 7.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 132

Price: $495.00

Z1661     Federal 3" Hotchkiss Common Shell with Percussion Fuse (Type I)

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Hotchkiss shell with a percussion fuse. You can still see some of the patent information on the fuse. This shell has great metal with minor pitting and the lead sabot is fully intact without issues.

Measures: 2.9" x 6.25"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 166

Price: $395.00

Z1654     Confederate 12lb. Polygonal Cavity Spherical Shell

Description: Here is a very nice polygonal cavity shell that has been cleaned and coated. The interior of these shells is segmented and was to break into uniform shapes upon explosion. This one is in very nice shape with very small uniform pitting along with a couple of period dings.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 30

Price: $425.00

Z1655     Confederate 12lb. Polygonal Cavity Spherical Shell

Description: Here is a very nice polygonal cavity shell that has been cleaned and coated. The interior of these shells is segmented and was to break into uniform shapes upon explosion. This one is in decent shape with some rough pitting here and there.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 30

Price: $395.00

Z1647     Federal 20lb. "Chill Nose" Solid  Bolt with Brass Ring Sabot

Description: Here is a nice 20lb "chill nose/bottle nose" Parrott bolt from the Port Hudson area. The metal on this example is better than most I have seen from the area. The brass ring sabot is still intact showing five lands and grooves.

Measures: 3.62" x 8.75"

Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 230

Price: $295.00

Z1646    Federal 30lb. "Chill Nose" Solid  Bolt with Rabbeted Brass Band Sabot

Description: Very nice fired 30lb. "chill nose" Parrot Bolt. This one has very nice iron throughout. There is a small air bubble in the nose from manufacturing. This one still retains its original sabot showing five lands and grooves.

Measures: 4.1" x 10"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Bell, Heavy Ordnance, Pg. 274

Price: $425.00

Z1645     Confederate 24lb. Coehorn Mortar Shell

Description: Nice Confederate 24lb. coehorn mortar shell. These smaller coehorn mortars were produced by the Confederacy and are thought to have been produced at the Tredegar Iron Works. This example has tong holes on both sides of the fuse hole. This aided in correctly placing the shell in the bore of the mortar. This one has been cleaned and coated for your enjoyment.

Measures: 5.68" in diameter

Recovered: Petersburg, Virginia

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 50

Price: $850.00

Z1636     Federal 3.67" Schenkl Shell

Description: This is an excavated Federal "Football" style Schenkl shell from Port Hudson. The fuse is intact and somewhat readable. The body is lightly pitted on the nose section and heavily pitted towards the base. The drill hole on this one has been filled with a resin or epoxy. 

Measures: 3.6" x 8.5"

Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg.308

Price: $450.00

Z1635     Confederate 3" Short-Nose Mullane/Tennessee Common Shell

Description: Here is a very nice bourreleted Mullane shell. This one has been cleaned and coated. This one does come with a correct sabot but it may note be original to the shell. You can clearly see lathe marks on the rings and the lathe dog is still intact. The tapered wooden fuse is still intact as are the iron rods on the base. The middle bolt is missing on this example.

Measures: 2.94" x 8"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 203

Price: $575.00

Z1633     Federal 2.9" Solid Flat Top Bolt for a 10lb Parrott Rifle (Type III Sabot)

Description: Very nice minty flat top bolt for the 10lb. Parrott rifle. This unfired example has been cleaned and coated for your enjoyment. It could almost pass for a non excavated example as you can see lathe marks on the side of the body near the base. The brass sabot is in excellent condition and you can see where the sprue was chiseled off of the nose. While the exact provenance on this example is unknown, the majority of them are recovered from Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Measures: 2.86" x 6.63"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 222

Price: $695.00

Z1632     Federal 2.9" Solid Flat Top Bolt for a 10lb Parrott Rifle (Type I Sabot)

Description: Here is an excavated Parrott bolt with the tapered iron sabot showing three lands and three grooves. The metal on this shell is in nice condition with a few pitted areas. Use of these particular bolts is rare and I would say the majority of them have been recovered from Vicksburg and Petersburg.

Measures: 2.85" x 6.6"

Recovered: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 215

Price: $545.00

Z1352     Excavated Crossed Cannon Hat Insignia Regulation 1858

Description: Here is another complete example of crossed cannon hat insignia. This piece is slightly wavy and has a very small crack on the bottom pinnacle which could have happened during manufacturing. This piece is missing all four of the attachment loops which is common on dug examples.

Measures: 1.75" x 3.25"

Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Price: $250.00

Z676     Federal Zinc Parrott Time Fuse Adaptor

Description: Here is an excellent early war Parrott time fuse adaptor. This one has a pleasing patina and the threads are fairly crisp. This is the early pattern without the flange around the top. A slight mold seam can been seen on both sides. There is a small hole in the base which appears to be a mold flaw.

Measures: 1.62" in Length, Head Diameter 1.104"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $45.00 Sale $40.00

Z675     Federal Naval Watercap Fuse "ORD. D. Anchor / 1864"

Description: Here is a very nice 1864 marked fuse for a naval shell. This one is in excellent condition and could be screwed into a shell. The top is marked "ORD. D. Anchor / 1864" and is fairly crisp. It has a nice dark brown patina and top is still shiny with the original color showing through. The interior watercap is missing on this example but the interior threads are good as well. There is just one slight nick that is shiny and is visible on the large bushing in picture number two. It isn't that noticeable but is mentioned for exactness.

Measures: 2.42" in length, Head Diameter: 1.26"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $125.00 Sale $110.00

 

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