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speedenforcer

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Rare shrapnel
« on: February 18, 2017, 08:27:12 PM »
I don't know if this has been done on here before but how about this. Lets post pictures of our rarest shrapnel, or favorite piece of shrapnel. Obviously some shrapnel just looks like any shrapnel but we know some may be identified by there unique designs. I have a piece of side loader Read. I haven't been able to post pictures. Admin did it for me last time. I figure it out.
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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 09:36:03 AM »
Feel free to send me or Carl your pics Jay.

10" McIntyre repeating shell:

http://www.bulletandshell.com/Images/Shells/McIntyre_10in_01.jpg

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 09:57:50 AM »
ok end of thread, that one cannot be topped. lol. :o
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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 04:49:50 PM »
I guess I'd have to offer this one as my rarest since when I posted it before no one could ID it:
     http://bulletandshell.com/forum/index.php?topic=1003.msg7840#msg7840
It appears from the side view to be a CS Dahlgren but the base view shows a hole that would accommodate the Tennessee sabot with the cast on posts which is how nearly all large Mullane shells were made.  But I've not been able to find any reference to one that didn't have the bourrelet all the way around; i.e. no gaps.
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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 07:14:34 PM »
Here is a Peavey shell frag.  These are also repeating shells, but only 2, not three layers.



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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2017, 09:36:19 AM »
this one ain't all that rare but I like the fact that the fuse unscrews from this culot of a 9" ball.

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 09:38:14 AM »
this one is rare, found a very long time ago at Ft Fisher. It is from a triple fused 11" ball

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2017, 07:55:29 AM »
Hey, nice pieces!  Thanks for showing them!  I love frags.  They get more comments from visitors than complete projectiles at my place.

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2017, 06:35:22 AM »
Dave,       Your 11 inch { not 15 inch ], triple fuzed is one rare bird !!   Cool !!  I believe only one whole shell has ever been found.

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2017, 07:23:08 AM »
it was found at Ft Fisher also

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2017, 07:20:11 PM »
According to D&G '93, the one pictured in the book is the only surviving example...wonder who has it?? Here is the frag in my collection, also from Ft Fisher.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2017, 07:48:28 PM by relicrunner »

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2017, 10:53:37 AM »
Battle of White Hall  3" Dyer blown in half...I've never done anything to it.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2017, 10:55:33 AM by Wilmington Mike »

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2017, 03:21:20 PM »
nice
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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2017, 06:07:15 PM »
Wow, a perfect break.  That's a good one.
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Carl

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2017, 09:33:36 AM »
2 more "naturally" sectioned half shells: