US 4.62” JAMES ARTILLERY SHELL

$3,500.00 SOLD

Quantity Available: None

Item Code: 172-4509

Rifled artillery projectile, James design, Federal manufacture, bursting shell, "common" (standard), open base with slots, lead and tin sleeve sabot, James percussion fuze, rifled heavy 12 pounder gun 4.62in. Projectile was manufactured in the Federal arsenals following the invention of Charles James. The pattern utilized a hollow caged cavity (called a "birdcage") covered by a thin sleeve of lead, tin, and canvass, the thin sabot would expand into the rifling, and then be discharged after the projectile left the bore. This meant that there would always be flying metal debris from the sabot, which could be a problem for forward troops. Four small holes were drilled into the base, these are thought to have been vent holes, however they are often lead filled. Shell is common shot (does not contain balls) and with percussion fuze was designed to be used against opposing cannon by striking the equipment. Fuze employed was the James brass anvil percussion fuze, "West Point" two part fuze, Jones pg. 30. This was an early development for a rifled heavy 12 pounder gun, efforts to develop this weapon system were abandoned early on. Projectile measures: diameter 4.53in., length 8.5in. (excluding fuze), weight 21.7lbs.  [JET]

EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGE REQUIRED - $35.00 INSURED UPS EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI, $45.00 INSURED UPS WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS,

CLICK ON ‘CONTACT US’ AT THE TOP OF ANY PAGE ON THE SITE,

THEN ON ‘LAYAWAY POLICY’.

Inquire About US 4.62” JAMES ARTILLERY SHELL

should be empty

featured item

REMARKABLE CONDITION BRASS MOUNTED HARPERS FERRY M1855 RIFLE!

Only an estimated 3,544 early production Model 1855 percussion rifles were made at Harper's Ferry with brass furniture, including two barrel bands, between 1857 and 1860. The brass mounted rifles also had browned barrels and casehardened locks unlike… (302-68). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

20
Jul

Coming up July 20-22: Richmond, VA Civil War Show at Richmond International Speedway Learn More »