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Just posted some nice items out of the South Carolina museum group I brought back yesterday. This may well be our last postings before the Wheaton Show next weekend (4/29) and Mansfield the week after (5/6-7). We hope to see you at one or both of the shows. We will have anice cselection of canister rounds at Mansfield. These are very difficult to ship safely so not currently listed here.

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A00177 - Half 24pdr polygonal spherical shell section

Item Number: F00177

Item Title: Half 24pdr polygonal spherical shell section

Price: $199

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

Type: Spherical shell

Size: 24pdr

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Location Recovered: Spanish Fort, AL

Description:Half of a 24 pounder Confederate cannon ball cast with a core that created lines of weakness allowing it to break into consistent sized pieces. Commonly called a polygonal cavity cannon ball and also known as a Mallett Polygonal Cavity shell, this was a very effective design. It caused the shell to break into 12 equal pieces. This one has the diamond shaped pieces. I will include one of those frags with the purchase of this half shell.


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