GETTYSBURG RELIC PROJECTILE DESK SETS NICE
DISPLAY ITEM: Fashioned in the style of the
many battlefield relic sets produced in the years
following the Civil War, these very attractive, well
made desk sets feature a large piece of artillery shell
shrapnel and four bullets, all of which were recovered
from the Gettysburg Battlefield.
Each of the pieces of the artillery shrapnel was
selected for the specific feature it retained two have
sections of the threaded fuse hole in the nose of the
shell, and one has the base band and two discernable
ridges that were cast into the shell to engage the
rifling in the gun tube.
Each of the sets includes the same four bullets a
standard .58 caliber Minie Bullet, a .58 Caliber
Williams Cleaner Bullet, a .54 caliber Gardner Patent
Bullet of the type used by the Confederate forces, and a
.52 caliber carbine bullet, possibly a Spencer. All the
bullets are full form with their distinct
characteristics still present.
The bases are milled from furniture grade hardwoods
the darker one is walnut, the lighter two are cherry
and have been well finished. Each base has quality
green felt covering the bottom surface so it will not
mar your furniture.
The piece of shrapnel is bolted securely to the base
theyre heavy and not something you want dropping on
your foot. The bullets rest in counter-bored holes to
hold them in place, but they are not attached to the
base in order that the different characteristics of the
bullet bases can be appreciated.
Whether as a display for your desk at work or home, or
as a starter piece for a young collector, these relic
sets would make a nice presentation piece or a gift.