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ART 1. Excavated Confederate 6 lb. Solid Shot.

Mint condition and super crude with strong mold seam and casting bubbles on bottom. 100% Confederate. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

 

ART 2. Dug 32 lb. Confederate Spherical Shell.

Near mint condition. Note mold seam and general crudeness. Found back in the 1960’s near the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. As far as I know, there were no 32 lb. guns at Gettysburg and I suppose it is possible that the shell may have been intended to decorate a monument as was commonly done at the turn of the century. whether true or not, this is a scarce shell in fantastic condition. This type used a wooden adapter for the paper time fuse.

$325.00

 

 ART 3. US 3″ Hotchkiss Case Shot Nose from the MOLLUS museum collection.

This mint condition Hotchkiss Nose was recently de-accessed from the Museum of The Military Order of Loyal Legion of The United States (MOLLUS) in Philadelphia. Obviously a very early battlefield pickup. Unfortunately, no specific provenance, but most likely Gettysburg. Note the cut out in the skirt aligned with the flame grooves. It was cast this way and I have not seen this feature before.

$350.00

 

ART 4. Dug Confederate Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells and Case Shot.

Good condition. Found by Johnny Bobo. Atlanta Campaign. Note remnants of paper time fuse.

$45.00

 

ART 5. Dug Confederate 2.9″ Read-Parrott Shell.

Good representative example with intact wrought iron sabot. You can see the three groove rifling of the Confederate Parrott Rifle clearly impressed upon the sabot. This type accepted a paper time fuse with a wooden adapter. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

 

ART 6. Dug Confederate 2.9″ Read-Parrott Shell.

Nice looking example with intact wooden paper time fuse adapter. Note wrought iron sabot. Provenance uncertain.

$375.00

 

ART 7. Dug Group of Dropped Artillery Friction Primers.

Excellent condition. All found together by Warren Vestal on a spot overlooking Adams Creek near Morehead City NC. 

$25.00 ea.

 

ART 8. Dug Confederate Fuse Adapter for long range Read/Read-Parrott Projectiles.

Another great example with good threads. Provenance unknown.

$55.00 

 

ART 9. Dug Confederate 32 lb. Stand of Grape from Fort Jackson near Savannah GA.

Found many years ago in the moat of the fort. Note flat iron bands used as rings to separate the balls. Very crude. Professionally cleaned and coated for preservation. Ex. Mike Miner, Ex. Allen Bennett collection.

SOLD

 

ART 10. Dug Confederate Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells and Case Shot.

Excellent condition with a nice green patina. Provenance unknown.

$45.00

 

ART 11. US 3″ Schenkl Percussion Fused Shell from the MOLLUS museum collection. Also, the very projectile photographed in the book “Fighting Men Of The Civil War” by William C. Davis. Page 108.

This fine shell was recently de-accessed from the Museum of The Military Order of Loyal Legion of The United States (MOLLUS) in Philadelphia. Obviously an early battlefield pickup. Most likely from the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. Fuse has been added for display.

$595.00 HOLD E.F.

 

ART 12. Dug 3.4″ Dahlgren Bolt or “Blind Shell”.

These are designed for the Federal Navy’s 3.4″ Boat Howitzer. This one is in mint unfired condition. Dug at Harper’s Ferry, WV.

$1995.00 

 

ART 13. 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.

$2450.00

 

ART 14. Dug US 3″ Type I Parrott Shell.

High quality example with removeable Washington Arsenal zinc fuse adapter and wrought iron sabot. Found many years ago on the Weldon Railroad Battlefield, Petersburg Campaign.

$450.00 HOLD R.E.

 

ART 15. Dug US Naval Watercap Fuse dated 1864.

Excellent condition. Missing center cap. Provenance unknown.

$95.00

 

ART 16. Dug Confederate 3″ Burton Bolt.

A very rare projectile. The 8 dimples around the base were meant to grip a lead sabot. These proved to be ineffective and dangerous to friendly troops. Almost all known examples are missing the sabot. Note casting bubbles in the base. Provenance of Northern VA.

$895.00

 

ART 17. Excavated US 3.8″ Hotchkiss Shell for the James Rifle.

Fantastic example with excellent iron and intact lead driving band (sabot) showing the lands and grooves from the James Gun it was fired from. Found long ago on the Vicksburg MS. Battlefield.

$395.00

 

ART 18. 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.

$325.00

 

ART 19. Dug Confederate Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells and Case Shot.

Excellent condition with a nice green patina. Unusually long variant. Provenance unknown.

$45.00

 

ART 20. Excavated 2.75″ Confederate Whitworth Bolt.

Very good condition. There are lathe marks present on some of the edges. Found many years ago at Fort McGilvery. 1864-65 Petersburg VA. siege lines.

$1495.00 HOLD R.E.

 

ART 21. Dug Confederate Fuse Adapter for long range Read/Read-Parrott Projectiles.

High quality brass adapter with good threads and a nice green patina.

SOLD 

 

ART 22. Dug U.S. 4.2″ Schenkl Shell for Siege Rifle.

Found many years ago in a Confederate position protecting Petersburg VA. by Leo Wright. Condition is excellent. Partially visible patent address on fuse.

$595.00 HOLD A.P.

 

ART 23. Dug Confederate Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells and Case Shot.

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

$45.00

 

ART 24. Dug US/British Revolutionary War 6 lb. Shot.

Very good condition with characteristic “belly button” casting sprue. Provenance uncertain.

$250.00 

 

ART 25. Dug US 3″ Type III Parrott Shell from Vicksburg MS. 

Near mint condition with intact brass ring sabot and removeable white metal paper time fuse adapter.

SOLD

 

ART 26. Dug US 3″ Type I Parrott Shell.

High quality example with removeable Washington Arsenal zinc fuse adapter (added for display) and wrought iron sabot. Found many years ago on the Weldon Railroad Battlefield, Petersburg Campaign.

$450.00 HOLD R.E.

 

ART 27. Confederate Brass Time Fuse Adapter found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. Ex. Iva Rosensteel Collection.

I acquired this grouping of fuses from Wes Small at the Horse Soldier. He had purchased a large part of the Iva Rosensteel collection. There are several types of fuses and Rosensteel was very meticulous about keeping up with the exact provenance of each piece. They are all accompanied by tags. This particular one was found many years ago between the Pennsylvania Monument and the Taneytown Road.

$150.00

 

ART 28. Confederate Brass Time Fuse Adapter found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. Ex. Iva Rosensteel Collection.

I acquired this grouping of fuses from Wes Small at the Horse Soldier. He had purchased a large part of the Iva Rosensteel collection. There are several types of fuses and Rosensteel was very meticulous about keeping up with the exact provenance of each piece. They are all accompanied by tags. This particular one was found many years ago on Ed Redding’s property along Rock Creek.

$150.00

 

Collection of authentic Joel A. Danner Museum Artillery Shells and Fragments recently discovered in a family estate by Sam and Wes Small of the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg. 

 

ART 29. J.A. Danner Collection #29 US 3″ Hotchkiss Shell blown in half and found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

Nice example blown out through the nose and retaining complete lead driving band (sabot) which shows distinct lands and grooves from the 3″ US Ordnance Rifle that fired it. Joel Danner’s # 29 is on the sabot in old white paint.

$795.00

 

ART 30. J.A. Danner Collection #1 US 20 lb. Parrott Shell found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

Fired from the 5th NY Light Artillery Battery which fielded 6 20 lb. Parrott Rifles during the battle. Really good condition with Danner’s #1 painted on the side. The US Schenkl Percussion Fuse can be screwed out of the shell.

$2250.00

 

 ART 31. J.A. Danner #16 US/CS 20 lb. Parrott Shell Nose found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

Either fired from the 5th NY Light Artillery Battery which fielded 6 20 lb. Parrott Rifles during the battle or from the Rockbridge Artillery, Army of Northern VA. which fielded 4 20 Pounder Parrott Rifles. Really good condition with Danner’s #16 clearly painted on the side.

$850.00

 

ART 32. J.A. Danner Collection #9 Exploded CS/US 12 lb. Bormann Shell Half from the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. 

Neatly blown in half and obviously picked up shortly after the battle. Danner’s #9 painted on the face of the fragment.

$1250.00

 

ART 33. J.A. Danner #5 US 20 lb. Parrott Shell Base Fragment found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

Fired from the 5th NY Light Artillery Battery which fielded 6 20 lb. Parrott Rifles during the battle. Note wrought iron sabot showing lands and grooves from the 20 lb. Parrott Rifle. Super condition with Danner’s #5 clearly painted on the side.

$650.00

 

ART 34. J.A. Danner Collection #19 Exploded CS/US 12 lb. Bormann Case Shot Half from the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. 

 Blown precisely in half with case shot shrapnel exposed within the sulphur matrix. Danner’s #19 painted on the side of the fragment.

$1150.00

 

ART 35. J.A. Danner Collection #24 and #3 Exploded US Dyer 3″ Case Shot from the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

This shell was obviously picked up very shortly after the battle. It is broken neatly in half below the nose probably due to a weak charge. Inside you have lead case shot balls packed within sulphur matrix. This type of Dyer with the tapered nose is quite scarce. For whatever reason, Joel Danner numbered the pieces separately, #24 on the nose and #3 on the body. Possibly to optimize profitability. I prefer to keep both pieces together. I think this is an outstanding and quite interesting Gettysburg relic.

$2495.00

 

ART 36. US 3″ Dyer Shell found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield and once part of the J.A. Danner Museum (#2). Recently de-accessed from the MOLLUS Museum and photographed in William C. Davis’ book “Fighting Men Of The Civil War”.

This interesting projectile was fired with the adapter only partially screwed in. This may have caused a weak detonation that cracked the shell but failed to fragment it. Condition is excellent and you can tell it was picked up not long after the battle. Danner’s Museum #2 is painted on one side. Evidently this shell was donated to the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Museum and Library sometime after its inception in 1886. Note museum catalog # 86.1.20 painted on the bottom. The shell is also the very one photographed on page 109 of William C. Davis’ book “Fighting Men Of The Civil War”.

$1850.00

 

ART 37. Excavated Confederate 4.2″ Read-Parrott Shell.

Rare extra tall variant (13″) for 30 lb. Parrott Rifle. Note tapering nose. Designed for a paper time fuse and wooden adapter. Intact wrought iron sabot with unusual inverted cone base. Provenance uncertain.

$395.00

 

ART 39. New York Navy Yard Primer Box dated 1861. 

Very good condition. Well marked.

$195.00 HOLD 

 

 ART 40. Dug Confederate 8 lb. Solid Shot found on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

Superb condition. Shiloh may be the only American Civil War Battlefield where this rare, unusual sized projectile was used and only a handful have been found there, Most likely used in an obsolete smoothbore gun. Found many years ago by Bill Shaner on private property.

$450.00

 

ART 41. Dug 2.9″ Confederate Read-Parrott Common Shell.

A fine representative example. Note lathe dog dimple and wrought iron sabot. High quality iron with nary any pitting. Designed for paper time fuse and wooden adapter. Provenance unknown.

$295.00

 

ART 42. Dug 3″ US Type I Parrott Percussion fused Shell.

Nice looking shell with wrought iron sabot and zinc percussion fuse. Found near Helena Arkansas by Bill Shaner.

SOLD

 

ART 43. Dug US 3.67 Type I Parrott Case Shot.

A particularly deadly projectile. Packed with shrapnel. Very good condition with intact with wrought iron sabot. Provenance uncertain.

$250.00

 

ART 44. Dug 3″ Armstrong Shell. 

Tapering nose 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. This shell is most likely of European or British origin.

$250.00

 

ART 45. 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.

$350.00

 

ART 46. 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.

$450.00

 

ART 47. 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