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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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U00459 - Highly desirable and hard to find double R stamped USN watercap fuse

Item Number: U00459

Item Title: Highly desirable and hard to find double R stamped USN watercap fuse

Price: $180

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: US Navy Watercap

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Book: Jones page 11

Location Recovered: Probably Mare Island, CA

Description:It is hard to find a watercap fuse stamped with one R, much less two. This means this fuse went out on at least 3 long sea voyages to have returned and been reloaded twice. It is likely this came from Mare Island, CA where upon its final cruise, the fuse was unscrewed from a shell and unceremoniously tossed in the river, only to be dredged up in the '30s when the river was deepened for submarine traffic. Has desirable early war 1862 date. Tough to find fuse, complete and in perfect shape.

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