Tom Hays


A729 - $295.00
Parrott 3.67", 20 Pounder, chill nose bolt in good condition, the iron has slight to moderate pitting it retains the brass ring sabot that was properly forced into the rabbetted base when fired, these were designed to be used against fortifications or ships and are a much lesser seen projectile

A728 - $395.00
Confederate 12 Pounder, Sideloader, case shot shell with the scarcer iron plug, the iron is strong and stable, has a clear mold seam, slight surface pitting, the sideloader plug does not show up well in the pictures but is clearly seen in person

A726 - $295.00
Here is a really cool find, a three inch schenkl shell that blew in two right where the tapered base meets the main body of the shell, there was a slight amount of the iron loss when it exploded so the two halves do not mate up perfectly, has the brass schenkl percussion fuse, you can still make out nearly all the schenkl patent info on it, also the anvil cap will unscrew allowing the slider to be removed, this was dug many years ago in the Atlanta area

A725 - $165.00
Very cool three inch hotchkiss shell, cool thing is that when it was fired it threw approx 2/3rds of the sabot leaving 1/3rd firmly attached, this allows you to see the way these shells were made, you can also clearly see a portion of the Hotchkiss patent info on the bottom of the base cup

A716 - $275.00
Complete three inch hotchkiss shell in very good shape, the iron is strong and stable with only minimal, uniform surface pitting, the lead sabot shows great rifling from when it was fired, the base cup is firmly attached, retains the brass time fuse adapter

A709 - $35.00
Here is a cool relic, the base knob off of a schenkl artillery shell, the iron is strong and stable

A692 - $45.00
Large nose fragment from what looks to be a 100 pounder parrot shell in great shape, it measures approx. 7" tall x 5.5" across with a 4.5" fuse channel, the iron is strong and stable with only slight, uniform surface pitting, it was marked by the digger ft. Harrison / Richmond