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    Rarest of the Rare!

    Confederate 3.67 Inch Marshall Asenal Schenkl Shell, recovered in the area of the Red River Campaign. This rare shell is in excellent unfired condition. The bulbous nose section of the shell has a smooth clean body. The tapering tail of the shell is in like condition with 12 very pronounced raised ribs. At the bottom of the shell is a round iron base that was used to seat the wooden sabot which is now gone. The center of this round base has what appears to be a lathe dimple. The fuse hole in the nose has no threads showing that it took a wooden fuse plug and paper time fuse.
    This shell and others were recovered at the site where a caisson tumbled off a bridge at Provencal, Louisiana during the Red River Campaign. It is believed that these rounds were made at the Confederate Arsenal in Marshall, Texas. This is a super nice example of a rare shell.

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    December, 2013
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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