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A01162 - Entry Level Bormann

Item Number: A01162

Item Title: Entry Level Bormann

Price: $125

Shipping: Not included

Provenance:

Type: Bormann Common Shell

Size: 12 Pounder (4.62 Inch Caliber)

Sabot: Wood Cup (Missing)

Fuse: Bormann

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 35
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 31

Location Recovered: Spanish Fort, AL

Description:The Bormann fused 12-lber was one of the work horses of the war for both sides but especially the north. The south had issues making safe and reliable fuses. With 12-lber gun and howitzers aplenty these shells saw service in every corner of the war.

This shell is a decent example with good iron having light peppering. It could use a little TLC with a wire brush and a coat of polyurethane which would help the looks a good bit. I'd be glad to do that for the buyer if they wish or leave it natural as it is. This is a common shell with a weight of 7lb 15oz. The fuse is kind of present but that galvanic action while being in ground has caused a good bit (at least 70%) of it to flake away so that all that remains is a dished white disk and none of the face evident. This is why the excellent low price for a Bormann with no pitting.

Shell is disarmed. It is not cleaned or coated.


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