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|A2014...Archer percussion fuze. |
Archer developed this percussion fuze for use in large caliber Confederate shells. This pattern has low convex head with single slot slider mechanism is inside. Fuze was recovered from a rotten shell, fully intact, remnants of leather washer remain, fuze has not been cleaned. Fuze measures: length 2.5in, head 1.4in, body 1.1in. Recovered: Charleston South Carolina.
Ref: Jones Artillery Fuzes, pg 56 upper left.
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