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Authentic Civil War Artillery Shells & Cannonballs
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Very Fine Rarity #10 Original Excavated Civil War Wright Fuze Pattern Cannonball
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This is one of the scarcest versions of Civil War cannonballs that you can find. It is the version known to collectors as the Wright time fuse. It is basically a Borman pattern cannonball with a unique style fuse at the top. This fuse is mush better than most of the Wright ball's that you encounter. Wright's time fuse allowed for a longer burning time compared to the standard Borman fuse. It increased from 5 to 12 seconds. On page 28 of Jones's book on Civil War fuzes, he tells of Wright's invention that was patented on December 6th 1864. He also states that "only a few field recoveries have been noted." In the 1993 edition of the artillery book by Dickey & George they list this pattern of cannonball as a 10 out of 10 in rarity. That is a tough as they come. The ball itself is in good excavated condition and has been professionally disarmed, for display and safely purposes. This is a great piece for any artillery collection.

Item #: A9679
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$595.00 USD
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