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U00707 - 2pc Parrott percussion fuse -- West Point style

Item Number: U00707

Item Title: 2pc Parrott percussion fuse -- West Point style

Price: $75

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Parrott percussion fuse

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Book: Jones page 79

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Description:Parrott's 2pc percussion fuse was a poor design and so got replaced with the improved 3pc percussion fuse in 1863. Both were inferior to the Schenkl which was eventually prescribed for all percussion shells.

Looking at this design, it is easy to see that the slider part could get cockeyed in the fuse channel and not hit the anvil cap directly. Or the percussion cap could fall off, but in this example it has been glued (can be removed with water) to the iron nipple in the striker.


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