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    Cannon Ball, Thanks so much for your thorough email regarding my cannonball. There's a Harbor...

    Cannon Ball, Thanks so much for your thorough email regarding my cannonball. There's a Harbor Freight Tools a bit down the road from me. Next time I"m that way I'm going to get a digital caliper and find the answer to my cannonball. Thank you kindly for your responses, I truly appreciate your...
  2. Bucaneers Sword

    Hello again. From the hilt cup (where the word "Knecht is located) to the tip of the blade measures 31 1/4" . The blade is straight at the top but the bottom of the blade, the sharp side, measures 3/4" at the hilt cup and tapers to a rounded point as seen in the photo. It's a curious item and I...
  3. Cannon Ball Question

    Hello again. I did some homework on the cannon ball. I went to the postoffice and asked them to weigh the cannonball (I have friends there.) They tell me the ball weighs 3 lbs. 13.8 oz. I've studied the ball from all different angles and can say it's pretty close to being perfectly round. I...
  4. Hello All!

    Hello River Rat, Although I'm living in Jersey, New Orleans will always be my home. I miss the seafood and the poboys! best, Jon
  5. Cannon Ball Question

    I was hoping I'd hear from you, CannonballGuy. Sounds like I've got more homework to do. Thanks for your insight.
  6. Bucaneers Sword

    Bucaneer's Sword Here's another item my father picked up as a child in a junkyard in New Orleans in the 1930's. He had it sitting in his attic of his washed out home due to Katrina. He was going to leave it along with other things for the looters but I said no way and drove down from NJ to get...
  7. Cannon Ball Question

    I purchased a cannon ball from an antique shop about 20 years ago but I'm not really sure what type it is. Can someone help me? It is solid, about 3" across and heavy, about 4 -5 lbs. Can someone give me an idea what type cannon ball this is? Or is it a cannon ball after all? Thanks for any...
  8. Mysterious Bayonet

    That's it! It's a Potsdam musket bayonet. Thank you all for your help as I will save this information when I pass it down. By the way, Ken, the junkyard no longer exists. It was someplace uptown, Rousseau St., I believe. My father, 90 years old, is still with us. I can ask him if you like. And...
  9. Hello All!

    My name is Jon A. and I reside in Glen Ridge, NJ. I am an actor/cartoonist and have a fascination for "treasures" that I have obtained in my life. I wish you all a fond hello and look forward to sharing photos of my treasures with you. Kind Regards, Jon
  10. Mysterious Bayonet

    Hello All, Here's something fascinating I'd like to get information on if possible. In the 1930's my father used to visit a junk yard in New Orleans and search for things that little boys like: muskets, swords, WW I helmets, and other war related items. He purchased 4 Civil War era muskets...
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