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Sell or Auction Your Ketchum Grenade for up to Over $2,000 or More at Nate D. Sanders Auctions

FREE ESTIMATE. To buy, auction, sell or consign your Ketchum grenade that is for sale, please email your description and photos to Nate@NateDSanders.com of Nate D. Sanders Auctions (http://www.NateDSanders.com).

Sell Your Ketchum Grenade

During the Civil War both the Union and Confederate Armies used some type of grenade. The Ketchum Grenade was mostly used by the Union Army and was notably used at the Battles of Vicksburg and Petersburg, while the Confederates preferred spherical, Rains and Adams grenades.

We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions sold a Civil War Ketchum grendade for $2,282. Please see photos and details below:

Civil War Ketchum Grenade

Civil War Ketchum Grenade, patented by William F. Ketchum, Buffalo, NY, 20 August, 1861. This 5 pound grenade is the largest size of the Ketchum models. It stands about 13.5″ high and includes the plunger and tailfins. These grenades were designed to explode on contact when the plunger at the base was compressed. This required that they be thrown like a dart which decreased their effectiveness, as they often did not detonate. This grenade has cardstock fins mounted on a wooden stem inserted in the top portion of the body and a flange-mounted plunger inserted in the base that fired a percussion cap located directly below the powder chamber. The base of the body has a lead bushing at the entry point of the plunger. This is a non-excavated Civil War grenade with a stamp on one fin reading in clear type, “Patented Aug. 20, 1861.” The fins are complete with some creases and minor paper loss. One fin has a 1″ separation at the junction of the wooden stem. The body of the grenade is exceptional with absolutely no rusting and a smooth finish. Very rare Civil War artifact in near mint condition. Comes with a bullet fired in the Civil War. Sold for $2,282.

Ketchum grenade
Civil War Ketchum Grenade. Click to enlarge.
Ketchum grenade
Civil War Ketchum Grenade. Click to enlarge.

FREE ESTIMATE. To buy, auction, sell or consign your Civil War grenade that is for sale, please email your description and photos to Nate@NateDSanders.com of Nate D. Sanders Auctions (http://www.NateDSanders.com). Top dollar obtained for your Ketchum grenade that is for sale.

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