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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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M00316 - Massive, arsenal marked, artillery priming wire for 10in gun

Item Number: M00316

Item Title: Massive, arsenal marked, artillery priming wire for 10in gun

Price: $80

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US




Location Recovered: Non dug

Description:Nearly 24" long tool designed to go in the gun vent hole and pierce the pweder bag before firing. Stamped Watervliet Arsenal, 10" and M88, this was made for 10" bore coastal artillery pieces. These served from the 19th century all the way up until WWII when all but a handful that still survive were finally scrapped.

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