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CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY PROJECTILE FUSE ADAPTER:  This original Civil War Fuse Adapter was purchased from the Bannerman Island stocks and was found in a  US Army crate stenciled “ARMSTRONG 1865”, suggesting it was intended to be used in the well known Armstrong Artillery Shells.  In like new, unused condition, this Fuse Adapter, stamped on the top surface “UNSCREW” with a directional arrow as a prompt for the Artilleryman under the stress of combat, still retains its original bright blue arsenal finish, with no evidence of wear, age or corrosion, and with clear, sharp threads.  Employed as a method of securing the timed fuse to the artillery projectile, this adapter measures approximately 1.800 long, the top flange is approximately 1.2 in diameter, and the heavy threaded section is approximately 1” long.  This piece is a nice addition for your Civil War Artillery collection in excellent condition.  $125



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