Artillery


Repackaged Fuse Pack with 25 and 30 Second Fuses

Packaging is excellent on this one with no rips or tears anywhere on the package.  Nice example.

Price: $40

Reduced to Sell  $35


Confederate Fuse Plug Cut Short for Case

This is an excavated long pattern Confederate brass fuse adaptor for CS Read or Parrott Shells.  There is a small piece of the top rim missing.  This particular plug was cut short for use with spherical case shot.  True Confederate ingenuity at work!  Nice unique example.

Price: $35 

SOLD


Early War Zinc Parrott Fuse Plug

This is a nice excavated example of an early war zinc parrot fuse plug.  It is 12 threads to the inch.  It has the recognizeable spanner holes for the wrench and the tapered hole in the middle for the paper time fuse.  There is one hairline crack at 12:00 that you can see on the close up but it is only mentioned here for accuracy, it does not take away from this neat piece.

Price:  $50 

Reduced to Sell  $45


Excavated 3" Hotchkiss Shell - Non Fired

This late war Hotchkiss Projectile has the flame grooves which allowed the flame of the cannon ignition to curl around the projectile and ignite the paper time fuse.  Lead sabot completely intact.  This is a timed fuse shell with flames grooves on the exterior and filled with case shot. 

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Mint Condition Hotchkiss Percussion Fuse

This beautiful percussion fuse plug speaks for itself.  The cap unscrews to expose the plunger inside the plug.  The cap is stamped "HOTCHKISS / JUNE 17, 1862 / FEB. 24,1863 / PATENTED".  The stamping is light in some places and the dates are a little hard to read but clearly visible.

Price: $250

SOLD


Mint Condition Schenkl Percussion Fuse

You can't upgrade this example!  Absolutely top shelf, the cap is marked "J.P. SCHENKL / PAT. OCT. 10, 1861" and the stamp is crisp and clear.  The anvil cap is frozen in the firing position.  The safety screw is intact.  It's purpose was to prevent the slider from shifting during the transportation, casuing a premature explosion of the shell.  The Schenkl shell with the percussion fuse was considered the most reliable  projectile in the Federal arsenal.

Price: $250

SOLD


Near Mint 3" Federal Parrot Shell

Put this one in the almost impossible to upgrade category!  This stunning speciman is a non-fired, non-dug late war 3" Federal parrot shell with brass sabot.  It still retains much of the black paint from the munitions factory.  The percussion fuse is easily removed from the nose of the shell and comes apart (cap, plunger, and plug) for closer inspection.  This is the exact projectile photographed in the book "Civil War Ordinance: An Introduction" by Robert H. Gregory on page 227.  The sabot on this example tended not to engage the rifling which caused the shell to be inaccurate and tumble in flight.  This probelm was later corrected by adding vertical cuts to the sabot allowing it to expand and grip the rifling.

Price $550

Sold


Non-Excavated 10.5" Naval Gimlet

This is a very nice example of a naval gimlet.  This particular speciman has a wood and brass handle with a corkscrew pattern at the base of the steel shaft.  Gimlets were used to remove broken friction primers from the vent hole of a cannon tube.  This is a rarer style and you won't find a nicer one out there for sale.

Price: $135

Reduced to Sell  $120


Excavated Hotchkiss Rifled Artillery Projectile

The is a very pretty example of a 3" rifled artillery Hotchkiss projectile with no flame grooves.  It was recovered many years ago on private property in Port Hudson, Louisiana.  It has been drilled in the side and disarmed.  Percussion fuse and lead band sabot fully intact.  It has been cleaned and coated and is ready for display.  You can still read "Hotchkiss Pattern Oct 9, 1855" on the base. 

Price $335


Excavated Union Hotchkiss Shell

Excavated 3- Inch Federal Hotchkiss shell in three parts.  The three parts were not dug together but all three parts were dug on private properties along Tyne Boulevard in Nashville where the 2nd day Battle of Nashville occurred on December 16, 1864.  Timed fuse shell with flames grooves on the exterior and filled with case shot. 

Price: $290