Of baked red clay with a raised headstamp, (front-stamp) this primitive projectile weighs almost 4 pounds and is 7.5” x 3” x 2.25”. Velocity when fired (pun intended), or a maximum range has yet been discovered / determined, but it has been said it should have the glide path (an aeronautical term) of a rock, but hit like a brick.
Perhaps once fired, or once dropped (hopefully not on a toe) it has a large chip on the lower right front corner, and some AZ dust. Manufactured at an unknown to us time, it is quite rare as we are aware of only one other, which is perhaps still in a Connecticut collection.
The accuracy must not have been very satisfactory otherwise we think more of these would be found, due to increased production other than for the unknown and undetermined by us experimental trial(s?). Or perhaps the accuracy was not so bad and when they were all fired (yep, again) they were either then rendered unusable, or perhaps not recovered, and some now still lay undisturbed and whole at an unknown Bridgeport, Conn. location.
So we inquire, does anyone have, or know of a more aerodynamic example of this primitive and rare Remington projectile, perhaps one with rounded corners?
The provenance of this, to us, was via Steve Fuller from the John H. Hintlian collection.