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Author Topic: Possible Civil War Hand Grenade  (Read 190 times)

K. Sylvester

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Possible Civil War Hand Grenade
« on: October 16, 2019, 01:05:20 PM »
A friend of mine recently found this ball within feet of 2 other 6 pdrs and a 12 pdr. The "fuze hole" in this one is unusually small, about 12mm. My thoughts were that it was a grenade rather than an artillery shell. It's fairly graphitized so the weight is probably meaningless but it's coming in around 2.8 lbs. The graphitization has also affected it's shape a bit. It is very soft.


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Re: Possible Civil War Hand Grenade
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 08:25:17 PM »
What is the diameter?