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Authentic Artillery Implements of the Civil War Era
Original Excavated Civil War Cannon Friction Primer From Fredericksburg
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This is an original excavated Civil War cannon friction primer. These were inserted into the vent hole of the cannon to cause the spark that set off the powder charge and the cannon to fire. The brass tube portion is about 2 inches long. It has an original twisted wire at the top that is an original and has been put back in place for display. You don't see these very often these days in excavated condition. This one is excavated and beautiful condition as you can see. The verbal history that accompanied this piece is that it was recovered years ago on private property in the area near Fredericksburg, Virginia. This is a cool and still affordable Civil War artillery relic.

Item #: B6165
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