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Artillery / Re: Confederate Iron case shot question
« Last post by noonanda on Today at 06:57:32 AM »
Are the different sizes found in a single projectile done on purpose (I.e, optimizing some sort of calculus of battlefield lethality) or out of necessity (I.e., just using what's available)?
I wondered the same thing myself
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Artillery / Re: Contractor Removes Ordnance
« Last post by Ausmagic on August 15, 2017, 04:59:04 PM »
Following on Carl's post, there's a great article by John Biemeck in the latest issue of Artilleryman Magazine about black powder projectiles. 

https://issuu.com/civilwardealerscollectorsdirectory/docs/artilleryman_magazine_spring_2017/40
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Artillery / Re: Contractor Removes Ordnance
« Last post by relicrunner on August 15, 2017, 12:46:54 PM »
I was in Gettysburg earlier this month and I was told by our tour guide that all of these recently discovered cannonballs had been loaded up by the Army and destroyed.
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Artillery / Re: Contractor Removes Ordnance
« Last post by CarlS on August 15, 2017, 02:02:53 AM »
Hello,

Saw this article and found it to be informative to the public and written with a sensible approach:
      http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2017/05/14/Civil-War-Cannonballs-Lawrenceville-Andrew-E-Masich/stories/201705140007
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Artillery / Re: Deja Vu All Over Again
« Last post by CarlS on August 15, 2017, 02:01:02 AM »
Scott,

Did you get a response to your letter?
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Artillery / Re: R
« Last post by Steve Phillips on August 14, 2017, 06:08:48 PM »
I've got Selma projectiles stamped mostly G or nothing but also have O, C, 7,3, and I can't remember now exactly and I'm in Alaska but one is stamped 27 I think.
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General Discussion / Re: Marietta Show
« Last post by speedenforcer on August 14, 2017, 02:46:00 PM »
 ;D That was funny
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Artillery / Re: R
« Last post by speedenforcer on August 14, 2017, 02:40:50 PM »
"R" stands for Raulerson, my last name. I marked all my shells that way. Kindly return my property to me at the next show.  LOL. Kidding.
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Artillery / Re: Help (please) with a Civil War Bormann Fuze Cannonball...
« Last post by relicrunner on August 14, 2017, 10:33:29 AM »
It was good to make a connection with you at the Marietta show. Glad you came out. Did you find anything there for your collection?
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General Discussion / Re: Marietta Show
« Last post by emike123 on August 14, 2017, 10:24:46 AM »
Now you know how I felt at Richmond when you Hoovered up all the goodies!  This time I picked up 4 things for my collection which I will post sometime in the future.

It is tough to have a table and be a buyer too.  And of course, you are a friendly fellow who chats with everyone while less nice people like me go shopping!

I like this show and the people there a lot, but this time there was more junk than I remember seeing. There was a time when they threw people out of this show for selling non CW things like jewelry, but there were bumper sticker people and much more insidious vendors of crap.  Maybe if that guy didn't talk so much over the annoyingly loud PA system and instead policed the tables, we wouldn't have had to burst so many balloons of people bringing us fence post finials, egg shaped "cannon balls," and fake ring gauges, etc.  I am getting out of the free advice business after too many people asked for an opinion of something then argued when they didn't like hearing the answer.  Of course, the big "12" stamped in the round metal ball means it was made in 1812...

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