VERY RARE CONFEDERATE 3-INCH MULLANE / TENNESSEE PATTERN POINTED NOSE SHELL

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Item Code: R22627

This Tennessee Sabot pattern projectile is sometimes called the Mullane shell. This is the rare pointed nose type, which is found only in hex-head bolt Mullane shells. This used a very rare CS copper driven, paper time fuse, which is in nearly perfect condition. It is not threaded to screw into the shell nose, as is typical, but instead tapers smoothly into the iron shell. It is driven into place with a mallet, forming a cork-like, flame-proof seal. This pattern has a characteristic saucer-shaped copper sabot. A center bolt and three pins holds the sabot in place. Note the two bourrelet edges. The iron body is moderately pitted. Body filler has been used on the nose and part of the body. Shell has been coated and painted black.  The copper sabot is in place and solid. The center bolt and all three pins remain intact.  Shells of this type are typically found in and around South Carolina. They were mostly used from 1862-63.    [sm]

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