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Looking for info on a Driggs-Seabury 57mm/6pdr shell.


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I recently bought a 57mm shell that had long ago been converted into a lamp. The headstamp shows that it was made by the Drigg-Seabury Gun and Ammunition Company of New York. This would seem to indicate that the shell is from the 1890s to the first few years of the 20th Century when the company reorganized, eventually becoming the Savage Arms Co. The shell itself is in fairly good shape although the primer has been drilled out. The copper driving band is clean and unfired. The tip of the projectile has been tapped and a threaded section inserted to attach the lamp shade and finial. There are also three holes drilled and tapped where the sockets were attached. I am asking for any info on it's origins or resources to find out more about this interesting piece.

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