Original U.S. Civil War Confederate Cutaway 12pdr Spherical Case Shot Cannon Ball for use with Borman Fuze

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This Confederate Manufactured Shell was recovered in the Richmond, Virginia area.

This is a rare example of a Confederate 4.52”  12 Pound Case Shot which was originally intended to be fitted with the Borman Fuze. The shell has been sectionalized in order to make the shell a “cutaway” for display purposes.
This excavated half section of a 12 pounder artillery projectile is an excellent example clearly showing the contents of a case-shot. This particular case-shot was packed with bullets and sulphur which formed a deadly matrix. What is most impressive is the three dimensional way it displays. Not only are silhouettes of several bullets clearly visible along the cut surface, but there are additional bullets jutting out of the interior along the wall of the powder chamber which runs from the fuze opening down through the center of the case-shot. Shells filled with lead bullets would have created more carnage than one filled with just powder.
This shell is a rare find and will be an excellent display piece or educational tool, as well as an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.

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