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A00247 - Excellent Polygonal Frag Group

Item Number: F00247

Item Title: Excellent Polygonal Frag Group

Price: $40

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Shell Fragment

Size: 12 Pounder (4.62 Inch Caliber)

Sabot: Wood Cup (Missing)

Fuse: Unknown

Book: Dickey and George (1993 Edition) Page 30
Melton and Pawl (Paperback Editon) Page 30 A-6

Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:For those interested in a CS ordnance this is a very nice and hard display to assemble. The grouping is 3 of the 4 types of known fragment types from the Mallet Polygonal Cavity Shells:
1) Pentagonal - very large majority are these 5 sided frags.
2) Diamond - Far rarer than the pentagonal especially in the 12-lber size. More common in the 24-lber size.
3) Trapezoid - Rarely seen. I've only seen a small handful for sale over the years.
4) Triangles-n-squares - Super rare. Only ever seen 3 or 4 of them. This grouping does not have one of these.

The iron is very good on these. The trapezoid piece does appear to have come from wet ground as the edges aren't quite as sharp as the other two but still looks good. They are hand cleaned (not run through electrolysis) and coated.

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