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tom buckley

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Mansfield
« on: April 25, 2011, 03:35:30 PM »
Any forum members planning to be at Mansfield Saturday?

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Re: Mansfield
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 10:08:40 PM »
It was super seeing you and Bob there again this year.

Wayne Williams thought they had record traffic Saturday.  It was a nice day for Central Ohio.  Today threatened to be more typical weather, but was nice.  Traffic was reduced today, but selling was brisk.  Once I get a little bit more caught up, I'll try to post some of the items I acquired at the show.

Always a favorite one in my book.  Emphasis on artillery helps a lot, of course!

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Re: Mansfield
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 11:17:27 PM »
Here are two of my finest pick-ups from the Mansfield Show.  On the left is a 3.8-inch James canister base and on the right is a 12pdr James hotshot.  The 3.8-inch hotshot in the middle I had already thankfully as these two new ones broke my bank as it is!

I did not even know there was a 12pdr hotshot base so that shows how knowledgeable I am about Civil War artillery projectiles.  I knew there was a canister base because Carl found one and has lorded it over me ever since I have known him!



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Re: Mansfield
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 07:19:05 AM »
A few more that followed me home...

Half a groundburst 3.3" Archer shell from West Viriginia, reassembled

Nose of a Hotchkiss percussion shell with 2 piece fuse

Nose of a James with "West Point" style 2 piece percussion fuse



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Re: Mansfield
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 07:28:22 PM »
OUTSTANDING IRON !

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Re: Mansfield
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 07:44:04 PM »
Thanks brother Michael.  Here are the last three that I acquired for my collection, a late model copper fused Read with the lathe mark above the tail to minimize chipping, a 30pdr Read and an experimental Read.

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 07:45:32 PM »
There was also a wood fused 9" ball with a big "D" stamp and two stars.  That beast needs to be cleaned up a little to show its full glory.

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Re: Mansfield
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 11:03:07 PM »
Mike ...... Good to see you again at the show, two years in a row. That's a great partner you have there.  My wife and I didn't stay for Sunday because since we were in the area wanted to visit my cousin in who is having health problems.

As for the show, I think it was one of the better ones especially for you artillery guys but was a little shy as far as bullets go. I did manage to pick up five from one of the dealers. Three of the better ones were a (1) Sharpshooter 54 cal MM 453 (2) French Dragoon rifle .689 cal MM 264 that has a smaller size triangle in the base and (3) CSA Morse 55 cal MM 67.

Personnel photos: Mike, Mike & Bob
Bullet photo: left to right, Sharpshooter, French Dragoon, Morse.

Note: I attached photos but when I do a preview, the photos do not show.   Is this normal? This my first attachment process so I hope it works OK.

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Re: Mansfield
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2011, 04:00:24 PM »
Nice show display Mike!


R. J.

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Re: Mansfield
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2011, 10:37:30 PM »
Pete asked to see the other side of the Archer groundburst

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