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emike123

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2017, 09:34:31 AM »
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emike123

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2017, 09:35:37 AM »
A couple landmines from Fort Blakely and a Brooke shell blown up by the bomb squad after being removed from Sam White's residence:


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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2017, 09:36:32 AM »
A polygonal cavity Bormann fused 12pdr:


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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2017, 09:39:06 AM »
>> Part of a spherical shell fired by the USS Monitor given to me
>> A frag from The Crater dug a long time ago when ok
>> A half 12pdr Boprmann ball in tree recovered by Lawrence' Christopher's brother-in-law at Resaca
>> Danner museum Schenkl frag (base is not original)

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2017, 09:41:10 AM »
A few more odds and ends, at least 3 of which found there way into Chuck Jones' book.  The triple fused ball frag has all 3 threaded holes for fuses.  I assume it is to a 15" ball.


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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2017, 10:25:48 AM »
A 9" Dahlgren ball with a seacoast drive in fuse "naturally" split in half.  The base of the Parrott shell frag has the hex headed nut which is believed to be for incendiary shells.


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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2017, 04:46:30 PM »
hey Wilmington Mike, here is shrapnel from Whitehall, on the other side of the river up on the hill overlooking town, the Federals were located and at the point on the map where "privates Newsome and Lipscomb" were killed by the explosion of a confederate ball,I found  this underplug and U S skin.They were right beside each other and the skin was real wadded up. It fit the underplug and even has thread marks . I thought it was a piece of a beer can and straightened it out. I was very surprised to see U S. I have always thought this was part of that ball and the skin came from one of those 2 guys boxplate or belt plate.

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2017, 08:39:48 AM »
Museum quality items guys.  Wonderful items.

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2017, 11:18:42 AM »
Anyone have a sample of the US Navy "Craines" shell, was told its similar to the Pevery, in that its multi- layers and design for increased fragmentation i.e. shrapnel?  Its referenced from the 1864 Ordnance instruction and still carried into 1876.  It would seem its in the rare side if it fits the shrapnel family.

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2017, 04:52:58 PM »
wow some really nice shrapnel, me thinks emike is really into shrapnel.
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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2017, 05:02:36 PM »
I will try to get a picture of my few pieces later, nothing special especially after seeing the eye candy that was posted already
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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2017, 02:33:33 PM »
This is one of my favorite shell frags. It is the bottom half of a 20lb CS Blakely star frag shell. Provence is the battle of Peachtree Creek, Atlanta

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2017, 02:34:51 PM »
I think I still need Carl's help to post a picture  :(

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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2017, 08:49:32 PM »
One of my first and favorite shells.
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Re: Rare shrapnel
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2017, 08:51:41 PM »
Another of my favorites.  Almost complete.
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