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Long Bay Salvage LLC specializes in the recovery and restoration of authentic Civil War Cannon with an emphasis on 10-Inch Columbiads, offering discerning collectors and museums the opportunity to own what has become a rare piece of Civil War history. Long Bay Salvage also works with historical entities (government and private) to recover and conserve large historical artifacts with a specialty in large field and naval artillery pieces.
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Capital of the Confederacy Civil War Show
Richmond International Raceway 600 East Laburnum Avenue Richmond, VA 23222
Middle TN (Franklin) Civil War Show
November 16 & 17, 2019
Williamson County Ag Expo Park 4215 Long Lane Franklin, TN 37064
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Mike Kent and Associates, LLC • PO Box 685 • Monroe, GA 30655 (770) 630-7296 • Mike@MKShows.com • www.MKShows.com
ACE Pyro & Fire Art – Black Powder ACE Pyro Saline, MI 48176 Phone: 877-223-3552 Website: http://www.acepyro.com Fire Art Clearfield, PA 16830 Phone: 814-765-5918 Website: http://www.fireartcorp.com Master Distributors of Schuetzen/Wano Black Powder 1FA, 2FA, 3FA, 4FA and Meal-D. Bowling Green Drummer Herman Kinder 14 Clayridge Court Bowling Green, KY 42103 Phone: 270-842-8058 or 270-779-3104 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.bowlinggreendrummer.com Bowling Green Drummer buys, sells & trades on quality, original Civil War, Indian Wars, Old West, WWI & WWII artifacts & militaria. This site has quality Civil War & other era militaria including WWI & WWII items. Regular high quality Union & Confederate artifacts are listed as well as items that are not normally seen on most Civil War websites. Brian & Maria Green, Inc. Brian & Maria Green PO Box 1816 Kernersville, NC 27285 Phone: 336-993-5100 Email: email@example.com Website: http://shop.bmgcivilwar.net Confederate & Union autographs, letters, documents, diaries, Confederate currency, Confederate postal history, UCV & GAR encampment & first day covers. Our long time experience as dealers and collectors of Civil War material assures you a service second to none. Burnt Hickory Relics David Baity & Jeff Cash Dallas, GA (Atlanta area) David’s Phone: 770-871-8753 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff ’s Phone: 678-471-4014 Email: RelicDealer67@gmail.com Looking to buy one piece or entire Civil War collections. Buy, sell and trade. Specializing in quality dug relics such as artillery, bullets, cartridges, Confederate and Union belt buckles, plates and buttons. Will travel to buy collections. 6
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Dealing in the Finest Authentic Militaria Since 1995 with an Emphasis on the American Civil War Pistols, Muskets, Carbines, Rifles, Bayonets, Swords, Uniforms, Headgear, Belt Buckles, Cannon, Buttons, Bullets, Artillery Implements Etc.
Rafael Eledge owner
History@shilohrelics.com 731-438-3541 ShilohRelics.com 2405 Oak Grove Road Savannah, TN 38372
We carry all types of relics, dug & non-dug, Confederate & Federal. 100% Guaranteed.
A strong emphasis on dug relics, but also a full line of non-dug relics of all types. Over 30 years experience with a full time, online store since 1997. We also have a shop located five miles from Stones River National Battlefield that is open by appointment.
Tom Hays Proprietor
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Mid West Civil War Relics Museum Quality Civil War Union & Confederate Artifacts! We handle the Best Antique Bowie Knifes, Civil War Swords, Confederate D-guards, Antique Firearms, Dug Relics, Buckles & Belts, Identified Relics, Letters, Documents, Images, Currency, Uniforms, Head Gear & Flags.
Allen Wandling Phone: 618-789-5751 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Maryland Arms Collectors Assoc., Inc.
The “Original Baltimore” Antique Arms Show Since 1955
Maryland State Fairgrounds Timonium, MD
March 16-17, 2019 North of Baltimore, York Road, MD. - Rt. 45 1,000 8-Foot Tables Public Hours: Sat. 9 to 5, Sun. 9 to 3. Admission: $10.00 – Modern Handguns are Prohibited – Complete information on web site: www.baltimoreshow.com Or Call 443-497-9253
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Our services extend to the treatment of a wide variety of textiles, including: Flags, Banners, & Political Memorabilia • Historic Costume & Military Uniforms Tapestries, Pile and Flat Woven Rugs, and Hooked Rugs • Antique Domestic Textiles Specializing in the restoration and conservation of historic textiles, we provide services to private individuals, collectors, galleries, historic homes and museums.
Jessica Hack Textile Restoration
838 Pacific Avenue • New Orleans, Louisiana 70114 Phone: 504.366.0786 • Email: JHack49@aol.com
Civil War Buttons William Leigh PO Box 145 Hamilton, VA 20159 Phone: 703-777-8549 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.civilwarbuttons.com
Collector & Purveyor of American Military Buttons. Our business is founded on the fundamental principle that our customers are our most important resource. Buy with confidence and be assured that the items you order are authentic & accurately represented. Also, interested in purchasing all types of buttons, uniforms, other historical & military items that you may have to offer.
Dixie Relics Steve & Melody Strickland PO Box 17 Cumming, GA 30028 Phone: 770-633-5034 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.dixierelicsonline.com eBay ID: Dixierelics Civil War Firearms, Edged Weapons including excavated and non-excavated relics. Our specialty is American Civil War but we do deal in World War I and World War II militaria. Hayes Otoupalik Militaria PO Box 8423 Missoula, MT 59808 Phone: 406-549-4817 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.hayesotoupalik.com We have been collecting and dealing in American Militaria from 1830 to 1960 for over 45 years. We Buy, Sell, Trade, Appraise. Your satisfaction is always assured. See our website for over 5,000 assorted items for sale.
Historical Ordnance Works Thomas J. Bailey PO Box 2236 Woodstock, GA 30188 Phone: 770-928-2298 Email: TBa6518757@aol.com Website: http://www.historicalordnanceworks.com Museum Quality Reproduction & Restoration of Civil War Era Ordnance, Tools and Implements. Cannon carriages built and repaired. Historical Publications LLC Jack & Peggy Melton 520 Folly Road Suite 25 PMB 379 Charleston, SC 29412 Phone: 800-777-1862 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.CivilWarNews.com Website: http://www.ArtillerymanMagazine.com Owner and publishers of Civil War News and publisher of The Artilleryman Magazine.
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LostNFoundRelics Robert & Honey Bushnell 1011 Madison Street Shelbyville, TN 37160 Phone: 931-580-0778, 931-492-4777 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.lostnfoundrelics.com We sell artifacts from Medieval, Viking, Civil War, WWII and all ERAS in between. All items are guaranteed authentic.
MidTenRelics/YesterYear Larry Hicklen 3511 Old Nashville Hwy. Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Phone: 615-893-3470 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.midtenrelics.com Since 1977! Our specialty is museum quality Civil War artifacts for sale, both Union and Confederate items including artillery, swords, rifles, muskets, belt buckles, buttons, currency, images, and documents. Visit us online, at shows and by appointment only. North MS Civil War Relics Tony & Lydia Moore 357 Hwy. 72 E, PO Box 83 Burnsville, MS 38833 Phone: 662-802-0041, 662-665-2290 Email: Tony@nmsrelics.com Website: http://www.nmsrelics.com We offer a wide range of Civil War relics– always having plenty of excavated items. We are always looking to purchase “New” items. Come by our shop or call/email us and be sure to look for us at most major shows.
Perry Adams Civil War Relics
Ben Greenbaum & Bill Irvin Petersburg, VA Ben’s Phone: 804-310-6098 Bill’s Phone: 804-943-3475 Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org All items are guaranteed authentic. Website: http://perryadamscivilwarrelics.com
Appraisers, brokers, and consultants for historically significant Confederate and Union artifacts, together with American Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Buying and selling militaria for over 40 years. Both Ben and Bill are credentialed appraisers with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). National reputation. Will travel for appraisals, consultations, and purchases of collections.
Regimental Headquarters Karen Eubanks PO Box 5257 Falmouth, VA 22403 Phone: 540-455-7691 RegimentalHeadquarters.com Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.regimentalheadquarters.com Ebay User Id: Regimentalheadquarters Authentic American Civil War Artifacts. Dug & non-dug. Specializing in Buttons and ID tags. I setup at many shows and also sell on eBay. Over 30+ years experience. Contact me if there is something you are looking for. Rick Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Civil War Antiques 931-B S. Main St. #110 Kernersville , NC 27284 Phone: 336-830-1203 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.ccrelics.com Authentic Civil War Military Items with emphasis on Confederate. Revolvers, muskets, carbines, swords, knives, pistols, buttons, bullets, belt plates, cannon and artillery projectiles. We sell both non-dug and dug relics, Union and Confederate. We also offer military objects from the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Indian War, World War I and World War II.
Civil War Ephemera, Currency, Bonds, Documents, Postal, and Artillery projectiles. All items fully guaranteed. Visit us at these locations at: Heart of Ohio Antique Mall Springfield Ohio, Exit 76 Antique Mall Edinburg Indiana, Centerville Antique Mall Centerville Indiana, and all major Civil War Shows across our country. We have many unusual and affordable items for sale.
Harvey Warrner PO Box 17308 Indianapolis, IN 46217 Phone: 317-979-1808 Email: email@example.com www.ironbrigaderelics.com
Tim Prince College Hill Arsenal PO Box 178204 Nashville, TN 37217 615-972-2418
Lee Gray Confederate Arms Company Civil War Military Longarms a Specialty Cell: 985-518-1802 â&#x20AC;˘ Email: leegray@LHprinting.com
1209 Victor II Blvd., Morgan City, La. 70380
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Civil War/Political Postcard/Paper Show Beech Grove High School 5330 Hornet Avenue Beech Grove, IN 46107 Exit 52 on I-465
Friday March 22, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Sat. March 23, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 90+ tables with thousands of Civil War and political items offered. Dealers from 7 states with quality Civil War items. Free appraisals.
$3 admission for both days, 13 and under free!
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT Beech Grove High School Incentive Fund For information contact Harvey Warrner
Fort Donelson Relics Full Line Civil War Artifact Dealer John & Nikki Walsh Buying & Selling: Images Artillery Firearms Dug Relics Edged Weapons Non-dug Artifacts
PO Box 129 Dover, TN 37058
Two Great Shows! 2019! Collectors Arms Dealers Association
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George Weller Juno Buying & Selling The Finest in Americana
Le Juneau Gallery LLC
11311 S. Indian River Dr. • Fort Pierce, Florida 34982 770-329-4985 • firstname.lastname@example.org
3-inch Ordnance Rifle Dated 1862
3-inch Parrott Rifle, M1863 1 of 6 in private hands
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www.CivilWarBadges.com Everitt Bowles, Owner â&#x20AC;¢ 770.926.1132 1036 Washington Avenue Woodstock, Georgia 30188 22
Franklin Relics Bruce Hohler Proprietor
Specializing in Accoutrements, Edged Weapons, Firearms and Uniforms P.O. Box 342 Thompsons Station, TN 37179 615-585-0115 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specializing in Buttons, Buckles, Hat Devices and other Military Artifacts.
Allen Phillips 1014 Reservoir Street, Suite B Phone: 540-476-1969 Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Email: email@example.com
Specializing in Early Americana, Civil War American Indian, Old West, WW I & II Guns, Swords & Memorabilia
Richard Gersten : (708) 786-8630 PO BOX 56945, Harwood Heights, Illinois 60656
The Union DrUmmer Boy Specializing in Authentic Civil War Artifacts
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34 York St • Gettysburg, PA 17325 Phone: 717-334-2350 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Coach House • Huddersfield Rd. HOLMFIRTH, West Yorkshire United Kingdom HD9 3JJ
We carry a very large inventory of Colt and Civil War firearms including muskets, carbines, rifles and accoutrements. Our inventory of historic antiques and firearms begin at the early collectors level and range all the way up to the advanced collector and investors level.
Vin Caponi, Jr.
18 Broadway Malverne, NY 11565 Store: 516-593-3516 Cell: 516-353-3250 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.vincaponi.com
Civil War Artifacts ArmyofTennesseeRelics.com Buying and Selling High Quality Images, Belt Buckles and Plates, Artillery Shells, rare Bullets and Buttons!
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C.S. Arms, Inc. Fine Antiques & Militaria
Cliff Sophia Military Items 1650-1945 • • • • • •
Armor Swords Firearms Bayonets Equipment Accoutrements
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Omar Shrine Temple 176 Patriots Point Rd. Mt Pleasant, SC Both shows
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CHATTANOOGA CIVIL WAR & ARTIFACT SHOW July 27-28, 2019 For information: Call (770) 362-8671 or (716) 574-0465 Email: anita@ americandigger.com
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Camp Jordan Arena 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy. East Ridge, TN
42nd Annual Ohio Civil War Show Including WWI & II 27th Annual Artillery Show
Military Material From 1775 Through 1945
Saturday May 4th – Sunday May 5th 2019 Sat. 9:00 – 5:00 | Sun. 9:00 – 3:00 Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, Ohio Location: US-30 and Trimble Road 800 Tables of Military Items, Books, Prints and More For Buy, Sell, Trade & Display
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Investment quality Antique Firearms, Swords and artifacts for the most discriminating collectors, Union and Confederate.
Historical Antiques Always looking to purchase single pieces or entire collections, consignments welcome.
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Historic Documented U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Pistol-Carbine with Matching Shoulder Stock From the Ames Estate
Historic, Finest Reported Known, Documented U.S. Contract Martially Inspected New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle with History
Extremely Well-Documented, Historic and Iconic Only Known Original Cased Colt Civilian Walker Percussion Revolver, Known as “The Danish Sea Captain Walker” with Letter from Sam Colt
Extremely Rare Documented Experimental Briggs Patent Henry Lever Action Rifle
Extraordinary Martially Inspected Civil War Savage Navy Model Percussion Revolver
Extraordinary and Historic Cased Deluxe Factory Engraved and Inscribed Samuel Colt Presentation Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver Presented to Major Charles T. Baker
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Mac Cole 13119 Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bend Blvd. Chester, Va 23836 wk - 804-681-0945 cell-804-314-9940 Hours Mon - Fri 10-5 Sat - 10-3
Vann Martin United Confederate Veterans, Grand Army of the Republic, Civil War Photographs and other Civil War items.
www.VeteransAttic.com P.O. Box 160 â&#x20AC;˘ Kingston, TN 37763 Phone: 803-431-1798 â&#x20AC;˘ Email: email@example.com
David K. Parks Military Antiques
PO Box 180674 Utica, MI 48318-0674 Phone: 586-871-6462 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering a large selection of Civil War and Historical Memorabilia ranging from the Revolutionary War to World War I (emphasis on the American Civil War). On line catalog regularly offers over 700 items from nearly every category of collecting.
WANTED: IMMEDIATE CASH PAYMENT Museum Quality Americana Cal Packard – 419-565-4100 – MQAmericana.com BUYING & SELLING THE FOLLOWING: •
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Soldiers’ Letters with great content and graphic battle descriptions from the Revolution through the Indian Wars - Our main emphasis is on the Civil War era. We especially desire to purchase Confederate letters and entire collections of letters. War-dated autograph material of famous military personalities - We are constantly seeking Confederate Generals T. J. Jackson, Robert E. Lee, J. E. B. Stuart, and Louis Armistead. High-quality CDV photos with period ink I.D. - We need important Civil War personalities autographed on the front or killed in action Great hard images (ambrotypes and tintypes) of soldiers with their weapons “Souvenirs” or “war trophies” brought back or mailed back by soldiers Soldier identified items, both excavated and non-excavated, inscribed I.D. tags or discs, stencils, and Corps badges Rare buttons and buckles (both excavated and non-excavated) - Excavated buttons that were originally gilted must have a high percentage of the original gold gilt still remaining. Non-excavated buttons must have an untouched, uncleaned patina (Button collectors: DO NOT polish your buttons!). Buckles and plates must have great eye appeal with pleasing patinas. Soldier pen and ink drawings of camp life and maps of battle formations sent home in letters Original Charleston slave tags - Be sure to read our article on the Charleston slave tag that was published in North-South Trader magazine Important documents especially Appomattox Paroles and other paroles issued in the field after a soldier was captured in battle (by Stuart, Mosby, Forrest, etc.) All documents related to Confederate blockade runners especially the bonds issued by company owners and the English suppliers P.O.W. items – including letters with “inspected” covers and autograph albums from prisoners at Johnson’s Island, Camp Douglas, Libby and Andersonville, plus all others. Colorful items including recruiting broadsides, regimental drums, shoulder straps, insignia, uniforms and leather goods Weapons: guns and edged weapons that are complete, not over-cleaned, possessing great eye appeal (both non-excavated and excavated) Any items identified to great regiments or brigades (Iron Brigade, Irish Brigade, Custer’s Cavalry Brigade, Berdan Sharp Shooters, etc.) Anything from early or Confederate Charleston, South Carolina Documents and artifacts from Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia including copies of their Virginia Gazette Newspaper Identified New Testaments and Hymnals, especially Confederate Items related to the U.S. Christian Commission and the Revivals that spread through the Confederate Army
www.MQAmericana.com • 419-565-4100 • Cal@MQAmericana.com
Susat Civil War Antiques History you can hold
George & Paula Susat 214-215-7350 http://SusatCivilWarAntiques.com
Carolina Antique Arms Civil War Period Arms & Equipment
Phone: 864-871-5325 Email: email@example.com
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Spectacles are most overlooked, most obvious way to spoil an otherwise fine impression. Authentic reproduction Civil War era eyeglasses to fit your lifestyle. Historically accurate, ophthalmic quality eyeglass frames suitable for reading, distance, bifocals, progressive lenses, sunglasses & nonprescription tinted lenses. Made for full time wear.
Personalized engraving available for 1800s Flip -Top metal cases - fits all slide spectacle styles. See details on our website.
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North Carolina Civil War Relics Buying and Selling original Civil War Confederate & Union Buttons, Belt Buckles, and Accoutrements.
Allen Gaskins PO Box 2122 • Morehead City, NC 28557 • Phone: 252-671-7770 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or AGaskins1@ec.rr.com
NCCivilWarRelics.com Yankee Rebel Antiques
We sell original Civil War artifacts, both excavated and non-excavated. There is also a selection of mid-19th century antiques. Proprietor, Robert Jones, is the author of seven books on Civil War subjects: The Civil War Canteen, Civil War Artillery – A Pictorial Introduction, Children at the Battle of Gettysburg – Their Unforgettable Summer, The Civil War Canteen - Second Edition, Battle of Gettysburg – The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs, The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items, and The Civil War Canteen – Third Edition. He has also written articles for North/South Trader Civil War magazine. Order his books online at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/civilwarbooks
Robert Jones • 119 Frances Ave. • Stanhope, NJ 07874 Phone: 973-810-2976 • Email: Bob33rd@optonline.net
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Chapter Three – Spherical Half Shells
Chapter Three – Spherical Half Shells
Chapter Four – Rifled Half Shells
Confederate 24-Pounder Spherical Case Shot
Federal 12-Pounder Spherical Case Shot
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This case shot has a brass Bormann time fuse support plug (underplug) that is .35 inch thick and 1.25 inches wide, wider than the support plug on the previous page. The weight of the complete ball is lighter than normal due to deterioration of the exterior iron surface. The support plug has the top center hole countersunk. This spherical projectile does not have a side loading hole. This example was recovered from Selma, Alabama. The shot having been cleaned, the balls are put in. A stick with a less diameter than the fuze hole, and having a groove on each side of it, is inserted and pushed to the bottom of the chamber by working the balls aside. The shot is then placed; in a sand-bath or oven, and brought to a proper temperature to receive the sulphur, which in a melted state is poured in to fill up the interstices between the balls; the shot is allowed to cool, and the sulphur to harden, when the stick is withdrawn, and the sulphur adhering to the sides of the eye and the surface of the shot is removed.37 See pages 103-108 for information regarding the Bormann time fuse. Fusing System: Time, Bormann Fusing Material: Lead and tin alloy Fuse Thread Diameter: 1.65 inches Fuse Hole Length: .96 inch Sabot: Cup
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The projectile on the left above is unfired and has four flame grooves cast into the sabot. There are no tin cross straps on either bases. It has the original faded red paint on the base of the zinc alloy cup indicating case shot. The diameter of the Dyer fuse at the top is .98 inch and has 12 threads per inch. Note: The shell version of this size weighs 7.8 pounds. The sabot on the example on the left is 1.53 inches high. The sabot is made of an alloy of two-thirds lead and one-third tin. Antimony was added by 1863. The sabot is detached on the example on the right. The shape of the mandrel that formed the bursting cavity is easily seen. This pattern has been recovered from numerous Virginia battlefields, the 1862 Shiloh battlefield, and the 1863 Siege of Vicksburg. The 3-inch Dyer case shot fired with a 1 pound service charge at 7° elevation had a range of 2,325 yards and 8 second flight time. With a 1 pound service charge at 16° elevation the projectile had a range of 4,180 yards.35 Diameter: 2.94 inches Bore Diameter: 3.0 inches Gun: 3-inch Ordnance Rifle Length: 7.0 inches Weight: 10.6 pounds
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Located under the Bormann time fuse is an iron support plug (underplug). This plug sealed the hole used to load the case shot and matrix. The soft Bormann time fuse needed support during firing so a support plug was necessary to prevent the fuse from deforming during the cannon’s discharge. A leather washer was often placed under the Bormann time fuse to help seal the fuse threads to prevent flame from the propellant charge from prematurely igniting the black powder and also prevent moisture from contaminating the powder. The wall thickness was averaged due to the off-set inner core casting. The bursting cavity was formed by inserting a mandrel into the loose case shot balls and pouring in the liquefied matrix as indicated by the lack of an auger drilling into the lead case shot. After the matrix cooled and hardened the mandrel was removed leaving the space for the black powder bursting charge.
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Civil War Artillery Projectiles – The Half Shell Book
Civil War Artillery Projectiles – The Half Shell Book
Federal 3-Inch Dyer Case Shot
Confederate manufactured Bormann time fuse recovered near Selma, Alabama
Sabot: Cup, lead and tin alloy Wall Thickness: .37 inch Matrix Material: Sulphur Case Shot Material: Lead Case Shot Diameter: .65 inch
Charles W. Smith, G. H. Babcock, Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, and Charles A. Hotchkiss, patented on April 28, 1863, United States Patent No. 38,359, an improvement employing an iron plate, to prevent the mixture of the case shot balls and matrix with the bursting charge.51 This plate enabled the case shot to be thrown forward with greater velocity when the projectile exploded. The iron square nail in the base of the Hotchkiss nose was placed into the mold to hold the sand core centered in the small nose. Notice how the bursting cavity is slightly larger as compared to the Hotchkiss on the previous page. The additional powder caused a greater dispersion of the shrapnel and case shot balls. The lead band on this unfired example is 1.87 inches wide. Hotchkiss projectiles have been recovered from numerous battlefields such as: Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, the Atlanta Campaign, and many Virginia battlefields. Diameter: 2.94 inches Bore Diameter: 3.0 inches Gun: 3-inch Ordnance Rifle Length: 7.0 inches Weight: 9.1 pounds
Construction: Case shot Fusing System: Time, Hotchkiss Fusing Material: Brass Fuse Thread Diameter: 1.0 inch Fuse Hole Length: .62 inch
Sabot: Ring or band, lead Wall Thickness: .37 inch Matrix Material: Asphaltum Case Shot Material: Lead Case Shot Diameter: .60 inch
Note the tin cylindrical tube containing the bursting charge inserted through the fuse hole. This tube separated the black powder from the asphaltum matrix and case-shot to prevent contamination. This method was patented by Sylvanus Sawyer, United States Patent No. 34,041, on December 24, 1861 (see pages 117-118). The Bormann time fuse is complete with a brass Bormann support plug (underplug). The Confederates did not use the tin cylinder in their spherical case shot projectiles. Rifled Federal Parrott projectiles employed a similar method of a tin cylinder for containing the bursting charge that prevented contamination of the case shot and matrix with the black powder.
Diameter: 4.50 inches Bore Diameter: 4.62 inches Gun: 12-pounder Smoothbore Weight: 9.4 pounds Construction: Case shot
Fusing System: Time, Bormann Fusing Material: Lead and tin alloy Fuse Thread Diameter: 1.65 inches Fuse Hole Length: 1.0 inch Sabot: Cup
Sabot Material: Wood Wall Thickness: .50 inch Matrix Material: Asphaltum Case Shot Material: Lead Case Shot Diameter: .65 inch
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