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    Civil War Parrot Artillery Shell

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    Went to a field that I have hunted civil war relics before. When I got there, I was disappointed with how high the grass was and rough stubble. I had my heart set on finding spent or dropped bullets and maybe a button or two. I decided I wasn't going to get discouraged, and decided to hunt big iron. I am glad I did! Out popped this Parrot artillery shell. It is almost intact with most of the fuse.

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    Holy Cow!! Nice save, that's a big piece of iron lol, how deep was it?
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    Actually, it was only 8 inches in the ground. Surprised me too when I pulled it out.
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    us
    Jul 2018
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    Great find! Congrats!

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    Randy

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    WOW what a great find. Careful
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    The fuze is still there, but all the powder is gone from inside it.

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    papa

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    That must have weighed down your finds pouch! Congrats, that's a great find!
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    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Ethan

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    Congratulations! Excellent find, especially with the fuse still there!
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    CS IS NEXT

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    You don't have to worry about sending that one out to be drilled!! I've have 2 #10lb bottoms with sabot. Nice dig,should display well after some electrolysis
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    Now that's what I call a Civil War relic ! Great find.
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    Feb 2013
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    Jealous as heck! Huge congrats!
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    Thats incredible. What do you think it weighs?
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    The artillery shells are such neat prizes. Do you think that one managed to tumble in flight and land base first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEAR FINDER View Post
    Thats incredible. What do you think it weighs?
    it almost weighs 9 lbs. The bottom and about 1/4th of one side is missing.
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    Anything is possible. The parrot round was not very reliable.
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