Civil War Brass Shell Non-Regulation Snare Drum
Guns International #: 100358821 Seller's Inventory #: 15555
Category: Collectibles - Civil War -
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Seller: Joe Salter
Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
Member Since: 9/10/10
First Name: Garrick-Jim-Joe
Last Name: Salter
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Phone: (603) 732-4000
Fax: (603) 732-4200
Number of Active Listings: 885
Total Number of Listings: 11250
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
30 day Inspection Period and NOT a 3 day Inspection. We have had our own website for 14 years
Payment Types Accepted: Personal Checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover with NO CREDIT CARD FEES!
This is a very nice example of a Civil War period brass shell drum. Although the majority of Civil War snare drums were made of wood, the more expensive brass models saw substantial service and some examples being engraved as presentation pieces. This drum has no markings. The original heads, often missing, are both present and solid. The rope is the correct type but appears to be an old replacement (not just a clothes line as often seen). The hoop clips are all present and tighteners are period but probably a little later. The sound hole ring is early bone and we date this drum to the Civil War period, although, without a maker's label, it is impossible to be specific. We are informed it came from a home in up-State New York.
Manufacturer: Civil War