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Hard to believe but I think our next show will be the Ohio Show in Mansfield on the first weekend of of May. Carl picked up some goodies at Vicksburg so hopefully we'll get them listed soon.

A00121 - Very Nice CS Lead Side Loader Cannon Ball

Item Number: A00121

Item Title: Very Nice CS Lead Side Loader Cannon Ball

Price: $425

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Cannon Ball

Size: 12 Pounder

Sabot: Wood Cup (Missing)

Fuse: Copper Time Adapter

Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 32
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 34

Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:If you are looking for a nice CS cannon ball, here it is. This 12 pounder case ball is equipped with a copper timed fuse adapter and a lead side load plug. The side loader plug still has it's nice white oxidation that is lost on most during cleaning. The iron on this shell is very good with a light peppering of small pits from the ground action.

For those that don't know, when the case shot balls in the shell were lead they would drill down through the fuse hole to make a powder chamber. Then, when lead became scarce, they put a wooden rod down the fuse hole and fille the area around that through a side loading hole with iron balls which they then suspended in matrix. Once that hardened the rod was removed and replaced with explosive powder.

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