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  • 12 Pound Bormann Fused Case Shot Artillery Shell

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    12 Pound Bormann Case Shot Fused Artillery Shell - Deactivation drill hole at bottom.  Nice Bormann fuse present.  

    Federal Spherical “12 Pound Bormann”

    DIAMETER: 4.52 inches
    GUN: 12-pounder smoothbore, 4.62-inch caliber
    LENGTH: -
    WEIGHT: 9 pounds 4 ounces
    SABOT: Wooden cup (missing)
    FUZING: Bormann time fuze

    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 cannon discharged, the flame from the explosion ignited this powder train.

    Inventory Number: ART 139