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CarlS

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Howitzer Canister
« on: September 07, 2020, 11:02:18 PM »
I was getting a fix among my relics and saw this canister that I picked up from one of our fellow forumites at the Chattanooga Show.  While I'm not a hard core canister collector like some,  I have picked up a few over the past couple of years and they are growing on me.  I liked this one a lot since it is CS, is intact, has the original sabot and has a known provenance.  You can tell it is for a howitzer given the long tapered sabot.  See page 56 of the 1993 Dickey and George FAP for a non-dug example.    As you can see from the painted writing on the side, it was found at Battery Huger on Mobile Bay.  The canister is as dug and has been treated with wax.  It is very stable.  Much of the tin can is gone but the balls and saw dust are still there and in good shape.  You can see where the can edges were folded over the top plate.
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Carl

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Re: Howitzer Canister
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 08:38:12 AM »
Very nice.

alwion

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Re: Howitzer Canister
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2020, 09:26:53 AM »
bad ass

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Re: Howitzer Canister
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2020, 09:37:02 PM »
great relic

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Re: Howitzer Canister
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 04:55:24 PM »
 :o That's cool.
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