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  • Section of Naval Bar-Shot / Sold

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    Section of Naval Bar-Shot - Inventory Number: ART 313 / Sold

    Rare Artillery Projectile 

    Bar shot was used at close range to slash through the rigging and sails of an enemy ship. The weight on either end of the bar would cause the whole thing to partially rotate after it was fired out of a cannon, inflicting maximum damage on sails and rigging. Such attacks could prove devastating, especially at sea, when a successful volley could force sailors to choose between starving whilst stranded at sea or surrendering.  Rarely encountered original example!

    Inventory Number: ART 313 / Sold