Sectioned Civil War 12-Pounder Case Shell with Bormann Fuze
Guns International #: 100567339 Seller's Inventory #: 28743
Category: Civil War Collectibles -
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Seller: Joe Salter
Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
Member Since: 9/10/10
First Name: Garrick-Jim-Joe
Last Name: Salter
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Phone: (603) 732-4000
Fax: (603) 732-4200
Number of Active Listings: 1057
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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This is a halved spherical 12-pounder projectile that measures 4 1/4” diameter and has a weight of 4 lbs. 4 oz. (1.93 Kg). According to the previous owner's notes, this shell was originally dug at Petersburg, VA in 1970. The exterior of the shell has a lightly flaked brown patina with some orange surface rust consistent with a dug relic. The contents of the interior cavity have been reconstructed with a black resin matrix containing the lead ball shrapnel in place of the original sulphur based material, and a separate, slightly deformed Bormann fuze, as was originally fitted. The fuze used a helical black powder filled channel, graduated at certain points, to allow for burn times ranging from 1/2 to 5 1/4 seconds. The gunner would simply punch the disk open at the appropriate graduation which exposed the fuze channel. The shell comes with a nicely made wooden rest and would make a nice piece for display or as a decorative accent for a gun room or study.
Manufacturer: Civil War