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Smogboy

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Grapeshot.
« on: August 17, 2016, 06:31 pm »
http://s446.photobucket.com/user/Coljor/library/grapeshot
Grapeshot i had a friend section polish and micro photograph.

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Re: Grapeshot.
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 08:56 pm »
Thanks for posting just come back from a walking holiday on the Waterloo battlefield, that stuff was devistating against troops in mass ranks.
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Re: Grapeshot.
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 09:22 pm »
I would imagine they were very efficient at killing and maiming,some of the injuries must have been truly horrific.
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Re: Grapeshot.
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 09:54 am »
Some small cannons fired a single shot less than 1" in diameter.

I found 5 of them unused in a small patch left by Oliver Cromwell soldiers a few years ago.

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Re: Grapeshot.
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 10:38 am »
Very Very nice, would love to find that.
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Re: Grapeshot.
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2016, 02:56 pm »
Most of my hunting is relic hunting so you find grape shot it is hard to think how terrible it was to be in front of that . The south had their own version they would take what was at hand old bullets,nails etc. and cut a hole in canon ball stuff powder and junk in fill hole with lead plug and fire away. It's a thrill to find one of those lead plugs.