EXCAVATED U.S. 3” DYER ARTILLERY SHELL

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Item Code: 490-1520

This is an excavated Civil War field artillery projectile in very good original condition known to collectors as a 3” Dyer shell.  The cylindrical-shaped projectile measures 7” high and weighs about 8 pounds. The shell, constructed of cast iron, is an excavated specimen that features a rounded nose, a complete lead sabot on the base, and a Dyer zinc time fuse adapter screwed into the nose. The fuse has some chipping to it. The projectile is in very good, solid “dug” condition. Entire surface body of the shell is smooth and has been cleaned and coated with a clear material some time ago.  [jet]

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