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Confederate Long Pattern Broun Shell
Item #: AA2951
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This is a rare Confederate long pattern Broun artillery shell designed to be used with a 3" ordnance rifle from the Civil War. This projectile was developed by Lieutenant Colonel William Broun, who took command of the Richmond Arsenal in June, 1863. This shell uses a copper sabot that served as a bourrelet, lending to the odd shape of the actual projectile. Only one bearing surface was machined on the projectile body, giving it a very distinct shape. It measures 2.9" in diameter, 8 1/4" in length including the copper sabot and copper time fuze plug and weighs 9.6 pounds. The copper fuse adapter is still in the shell. The copper sabot is intact, firmly attached and has not had the two saw cuts performed on it. The body of the shell has some ground action and has light pitting over the entire shell, but it has been stabilized. This shell is in unfired condition and comes out of the Petersburg, Virginia area. These very scare long pattern Broun shells don't come along often, and you'll be hard pressed to find one in better condition. This one could be the centerpiece of your Confederate artillery shell collection!
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Item # AA2951

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