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Miscellaneous / Re: Grandaddy Of Relic Shows: Franklin
« Last post by CarlS on Today at 12:12:02 AM »
Wonderful piece.  Read bolts in the 2.9"/3" caliber are rare as hen's teeth.  Great pickup.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Grandaddy Of Relic Shows: Franklin
« Last post by Dave the plumber on December 12, 2019, 05:53:28 PM »
that's a great find !!         I didn't even know it existed.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Grandaddy Of Relic Shows: Franklin
« Last post by emike123 on December 12, 2019, 03:03:34 PM »
I made it to the Gettysburg Show parking lot but unfortunately had to leave abruptly before attending the show so Franklin was my first chance to get back out on the circuit and see so many friends.  It was fun and very busy.

I managed to find time for a little shopping and picked up a couple things, including this Mullane bolt recovered in nearby Triune, TN.  Fortunately, I had the lead sabot recovered from another place in TN already.  See D&G page 208 for info on this oddball.

According to the fellow I got it from, it was fired by Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops during a raid on 6/13/1863
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Bullets / Re: CW Bullet I.D. Needed
« Last post by Jim T on December 11, 2019, 08:00:15 PM »
Tennessee Rifle bullet.   See pages 185-186 in "Round Ball to Rimfire" Part Four.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Grandaddy Of Relic Shows: Franklin
« Last post by CarlS on December 09, 2019, 11:16:10 PM »
As always Franklin is a super great show.  Sales were steady and there seemed to be more than the normal amount of artillery there.  While I didn't have time to peruse the bullets there seemed to be plenty to be found on tables and I even sold a good number of them.  I was able to pick up a couple nice shells for my collection which is the top goal of doing the shows so very happy with that.  I'll post images later this week when I get a chance to unpack and get images taken.  The other top enjoyment factor of the show is the many forumites that attend.  Lots of good conversation and catching up.  Thanks for coming by.
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Bullets / Re: CW Bullet I.D. Needed
« Last post by Ripcon on December 08, 2019, 03:09:55 PM »
For comparison purposes, I've lined it up against a standard .58 calibre minie ball.

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Bullets / One more bullet I.D. request
« Last post by Ripcon on December 08, 2019, 02:59:31 PM »
These 2 bullets I found in Vicksburg. They appear to be .50 calibre. They have solid bases are were definitely loaded by ramrod. Any help on these? Thanks.

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Bullets / CW Bullet I.D. Needed
« Last post by Ripcon on December 08, 2019, 02:55:50 PM »
Here's a small 3 ring fired bullet I dug from the battle of Port Gibson, MS.
I've never seen a 3 ringer this small before. I don't have calipers but it appears to be around a .45 calibre in size.
I've got a few i.d. books but don't see anything similar. Any help or guesses?  Thanks!

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Miscellaneous / Re: Grandaddy Of Relic Shows: Franklin
« Last post by jonpatterson on December 04, 2019, 10:08:22 PM »
All packed and ready to go!!!
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Artillery / Re: Odd Side Plug Ball
« Last post by CarlS on December 03, 2019, 01:21:07 PM »
Dave,

Thanks for checking and the input.  Good info.  I don't have any idea where this one was found but might be a good guess that it is from Fort Fisher.  I'll explain when I see you in Franklin this weekend.
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