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PostSubject: Armstrong Muzzle Loading Rifled Cannon Canister Shell (7lb)   Armstrong Muzzle Loading Rifled Cannon Canister Shell (7lb) EmptySun May 01, 2011 5:34 pm

I have a shell casing which was found at a battle site - the type is shown in the title. Unfortunately, we don't know which site - we do know that only a couple of rounds were fired. Would like to know if anyone has any ideas about this and whether it's of interest. It would be fascinating to know who fired it and at whom.
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PostSubject: Re: Armstrong Muzzle Loading Rifled Cannon Canister Shell (7lb)   Armstrong Muzzle Loading Rifled Cannon Canister Shell (7lb) EmptySun May 01, 2011 5:56 pm

Hi Jerry. Welcome to the forum.
I sure someone will be able to answer your question. But here's some information on the Armstrong gun and shells. There might even be some info inside relating the Zulu War.

http://www.archive.org/stream/artilleristsman01grifgoog#page/n22/mode/2up
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PostSubject: Re: Armstrong Muzzle Loading Rifled Cannon Canister Shell (7lb)   Armstrong Muzzle Loading Rifled Cannon Canister Shell (7lb) EmptyMon May 02, 2011 7:02 pm

Couple of nice photo's and info.

http://www.ima-usa.com/british-1863-armstrong-muzzle-loading-rifled-cannon-canister-shell-7lb-size.html
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