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Civil War Artillery

ART 1. Dug CS 3.5″ Britten Bolt for 12 lb. Blakely Rifle.

These Britten projectiles as well as the Blakely Rifles were imported from England through the Federal blockade and used primarily by the Confederacy. The Britten bolts are much more scarce than the shells. This one is flawless with slick iron and a perfectly intact lead sabot which clearly shows the lands and grooves from the Blakely rifle that fired it. Provenance uncertain.

$995.00

ART 2. Rare Confederate 12 lb. Case Shot with Brass Sideloading Plug.

Scarce projectile. Note brass underplug from a CS Bormann fused shell utilized to fill the loading cavity. These projectiles were designed to explode over the heads of advancing enemy troops, showering them with deadly shrapnel. Very good condition. Provenance uncertain.

$550.00

ART 3. Excavated Confederate 2.17″ Whitworth Bolt.

Scarce projectile in excellent condition. These guns were legendary for their range and accuracy. Unfortunately for the Confederacy, they were only able to field a handful and thus were not decisive. Provenance uncertain but most likely Petersburg, VA.

$1350.00 HOLD C.T.

ART 4. Dug and Sectioned 3″ Confederate “Tennessee Sabot” or “Mullane” Shell.

This is the first one of these that I have seen cut in half. Really cool artillery relic. Bolt is loose but original to the shell.

SOLD

ART 5. Dug Confederate 12 lb. “Sideloader” Case Shot.

Unusual example that has an iron sideloading plug made of a different metal than the shell body, probably a softer iron. This only became apparent when cleaning the shell. Very high quality condition with removeable brass time fuse adapter. Provenance of Petersburg, VA.

SOLD

ART 6. Excavated Confederate Raines Grenade from the Augusta Arsenal.

Remarkably good condition. Found many years ago at the site of the Augusta GA. Arsenal ordnance dump in the Savannah River.

$1150.00

ART 7. Dug Confederate 12 lb. “Sideloader” Case Shot from the Spotsylvania VA. Battlefield by M.E. “Mac” Mason.

Super slick Confederate Artillery projectile found way back in 1969 by pioneer relic hunter “Mac” Mason. He was the co writer of the Mason & McKee Civil War bullet reference book. He carefully documented the provenance of everything he found, even bullets. He is most recognized for the neatly painted information on the artillery projectiles he excavated. This particular example is a beauty. 

$1495.00 HOLD J.N.

ART 8. Dug 32 lb. Confederate Solid Shot.

Excellent condition. Used in 32 lb. smoothbore guns for coastal and garrison defense. Note prominent mold seam. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

ART 9. Excavated Confederate 2.5″ Blakely Shell from Kennesaw, GA.

A rather extreme rarity, this crude shell has a tall, thin sabot that is intact after being fired. The projectile is rebated at the base and was designed to accommodate a wooden drive in fuse adaptor. Once part of Tom Dickey’s collection. Extreme rarity of 10.

$2250.00

ART 10. Dug Confederate 2.25″ Mountain Rifle Bolt.

Rare projectile in near mint condition though missing lead sabot. Provenance of Oconee River near Milledgeville GA.

SOLD

ART 11. Dug US Naval Watercap Fuse dated 1864.

Excellent condition. Missing center cap. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

ART 12. Dug Confederate 3″ Archer Shell from the Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

Scarce dropped example with complete lead ring sabot. This variant used a wooden adapter for a paper time fuse and is much more rare than the bolt. See page 81 of Dickey and George’s “Field Artillery Projectiles of the Civil War” reference book for more information on these iconic Confederate shells. 

$1350.00

ART 13. Dug 2.5″ Armstrong Shell. 

Rare 6 lb. or “Baby Armstrong” Shell. Used in Armstrong Mountain Rifle. Several Armstrong guns were imported by the Confederacy but saw limited use late in the war. This shell is most likely a European or British find.

$225.00

ART 14. Dug Confederate 3″ Tennessee Sabot Shell. 

Really good condition with brass sabot, bolt and pins. Sabot has a piece broken off but is present. This variant is known as the “Short Nose” Type I. See page 203 of Dickey and George’s “Field Artillery Projectiles of the Civil War” reference book for more information on these shells. Found on the Chancellorsville VA. Battlefield at the site of General Hooker’s Salient.

$650.00

ART 15. Dug Confederate Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells and Case Shot.

Excellent condition with a nice patina. Standard pattern. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

ART 16. Dug Confederate Artillery Friction Primers.

All in good dropped condition. Weldon Railroad Battlefield.

$20.00 ea.

ART 17. Dug 3″ Armstrong Shell. Extra Tall Pattern. 

Rare tall variant with brass “shunts” or studs that engaged the grooves of the bore. An innovative design from England. Several Armstrong guns were imported by the Confederacy but saw limited use late in the war. This shell is most likely a European or British find.

$250.00

ART 18. Dug Confederate 3.67″ Read-Parrott Shell. 

Scarce “Bull Nose” pattern found only in late war sites. Good condition with consistent moderate pitting. Intact wrought iron sabot and brass time fuse adapter. Most likely a relic of the siege of Petersburg VA.

SOLD

ART 19. Dug 3″ Armstrong Shell. 

Standard type but with more rounded nose that was imported by the Confederacy with lead “shunts” or studs that engaged the grooves of the bore. An innovative design from England. Several Armstrong guns were imported by the Confederacy but saw limited use late in the war. This shell is most likely a European or British find.

$250.00

ART 20. Colonial or early 1800’s Mortar Shell.

Rare shell. Approximately 8″ in diameter with a crude vertical mold seam and relatively thin walls with a small fuse hole. Found by a picker in Florida, so it could be Spanish, British or American. Shop or show pick up only.

$250.00

ART 21. Dug Confederate 12 lb. Spherical Shell from the Cold Harbor VA. Battlefield.

Very good condition. For some unknown reason, the brass fuse adapter has been filled with lead. 

SOLD

ART 22. Dug US Hotchkiss Paper Time Fuse Adapter for Long Range Projectiles.

Scarce brass adapter. Aqua green patina. Good threads. Provenance uncertain.

$95.00

ART 23. Dug Confederate Artillery Grape Shot and Canister Balls.

The majority of these came from a complete 6 lb. Confederate Canister Round and they are in near mint condition. The larger balls are either from a 24 lb. Grape Stand or possibly a 32 lb. Canister Round.

Large Shot $45.00 ea. CS 6 lb. Canister Shot $15.00 ea. 

ART 24. US Field Artillery Grease Bucket for 3″ Ordnance and Parrott Rifles.

Excellent condition. These were attached to the artillery chassis. It was necessary to lubricate the bore and reduce wear on the rifling during combat.

$450.00 HOLD 

ART 26. Excavated Confederate 2.25″ Tennessee Sabot Shell also known as a “Baby Mullane”. 

These shells were produced at the Augusta Arsenal and used in the 2.25″ Confederate Mountain Rifle. This highly maneuverable gun was employed in several battlefields, including two of them at Chickamauga. This particular shell is in superb condition and still retains its wooden time fuse adapter and sabot dowell. Found many years ago in the Savannah River at the site of the Augusta Arsenal. See page 198 of Dickey and George’s “Field Artillery Projectiles of the Civil War” reference book for more information on these unique shells.

$1495.00 HOLD J.B.

ART 27. Dug US 12 lb.Wright Fused Spherical Shell. 

Scarce late war shell that features the long range Write Time Fuse. Only found in late war sites. Condition is average with areas of pitting. Provenance unknown.

$295.00

ART 28. Extremely rare US/CS 1.5″ Ellsworth Bolt. 

Confederate forces seized several of these light breech loading guns at Harper’s Ferry during Stonewall Jackson’s famous raid. A few of this exact type were found in the Alabama River at the site of the Selma Arsenal. Tallow soaked twine was used as a sabot. According to the Dickey and George Artillery reference book (page 150), any Ellsworth projectile has a rarity of “10”. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

ART 29. Dug Confederate 3″ Archer Shell from the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. 

Near mint condition with intact wooden time fuse adapter. Note flame grooves. See page 81 of Dickey and George’s “Field Artillery Projectiles of the Civil War” reference book for more information on these iconic Confederate shells.

$1350.00

ART 30. Rare excavated Confederate 2.5″ Britten Bolt from Manassas VA. 

Only found in early war sites, these bolts are rare and were used in the 6 pounder Blakely Rifle. Mint condition, and as with most fired examples, missing the lead sabot cup. See page 108 of Dickey and George’s “Field Artillery Projectiles of the Civil War” reference book for more information on these rare bolts.

$950.00

ART 31. Excavated Confederate 2.25″ Tennessee Sabot Shell also known as a “Baby Mullane”. 

These shells were produced at the Augusta Arsenal and used in the 2.25″ Confederate Mountain Rifle. This highly maneuverable gun was employed in several battlefields, including two of them at Chickamauga. See page 198 of Dickey and George’s “Field Artillery Projectiles of the Civil War” reference book for more information on these unique shells. Condition is excellent with intact brass sabot. Iron bolt and pins also intact. Found many years ago in the Savannah River at the site of the Augusta GA. Arsenal.

SOLD C.T.

ART 32. Dug Confederate 12 lb. Spherical Shell. 

Probably the most common Confederate artillery projectile. This shell utilized a wooden adapter for the paper time fuse. Superb condition. Provenance uncertain.

$295.00

ART 33. Excavated Confederate 2.25″ Mountain Rifle Bolt.

Rare projectile in near mint condition. This one retains its lead sabot bands. Provenance of Oconee River near Milledgeville GA.

$1650.00