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A01388 - Round Nose 3" Read Bolt

Item Number: A01388

Item Title: Round Nose 3" Read Bolt

Price: $525

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Read Bolt

Size: 3

Sabot: Copper Ring

Fuse: N/A

Book:
Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 252
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 67 A-97

Location Recovered: Vicksburg Area

Description:This Read bolt was reported as recovered from Vicksburg, MS. The vast majority of them have come from Snyder's Bluff which is just north of Vicksburg. So while I don't know it is from Snyder's I believe it likely is.

This bolt had some ground action that caused some thin scaling of the iron in a few spots but it has very hard iron. It also looks to me to have what might be a cold pour casting flaw on the side. The bourrelets are nice and clearly seen. It is a nice example of this projectile all-in-all. The sabot has a little of the sabot bend that most of them have but this one is not bent nearly as much. It is not clear if these bends are from the explosion or if they were made out of round by the Confederates before blowing the ammo dump so they couldn't be used easily by the yanks. Maybe one day we'll know.

Projectile is inert, cleaned and coated.


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