Naval "stand of grapeshot," 12 pounder, early 1800s, rare.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Start Price:275.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 600.00 USD
Naval  stand of grapeshot,  12 pounder, early 1800s, rare.
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Naval "stand of grapeshot," 12 pounder, early 1800s, rare. 6 kg, 6" tall and 4-1/2" in diameter. This type of projectile is seldom found intact, as when fired (mainly as anti-personnel) the components scattered. It consists of nine small balls held in place by two plates connected by a central bolt. By the time of the Civil War, this type of weapon had become obsolete and replaced by canister-shot. Excavated condition (land site, not salt water), with pitted surfaces judiciously cleaned and preserved, the iron stable and solid. Found in New York state.