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  • 12 Pound Bormann

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    12 Pound Bormann - Inventory Number: ART 273

    Classic case shot fused artillery shell recovered from thee Battle of Gettysburg.  Shell has been rendered inert.  Body exhibits coarse pitting with some lofting of the fuse.  Diameter: 4.52 inches, fired from the 12-pounder smoothbore.

    Nice Bormann fuse present. The artillerist used a metal punch to pierce the thin metal at the desired time marking.  This exposed a section in the horseshoe shaped horizontal powder train.  When the canon discharged, the flame from the explosion ignited this powder train.  With certificate of Authenticity.

    Inventory Number: ART 273