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Old 19th March 2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Default Monster bar shot captured

I "captured" this bar shot at an antique gun show yesterday. It is huge and weighs about 30 lbs. Since it is no longer available from the dealer's site, there should be no problem linking it here, hopefully, as it has more and better pix than I have.

http://www.ccrelics.com/american-re...n-new-york-city
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Old 19th March 2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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The equivalent to a 24 pounder ? enough to rip the masts of a carrack.
Congrats on this capture; i envy you .
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Old 20th March 2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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Thanks Fernando, I should have mentioned that this round was designed for a 32-pounder gun. I did some research and during the American Revolution 1775-1781, an earthenwork, star-shaped fort "Fort Washington" existed on Morris Heights, New York City, origin of this recovery. The fort had four 32-pounder cannon facing the water, hoping to sink or disable any British ships attempting to pass the fort. On the opposite side of the river was Fort Lee, completing the defensive barrier to British shipping. Unfortunately Fort Washington was captured by the British (and Hessians) during a land battle.
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Old 20th March 2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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Hi John,

Let me too join the queue of congratulaters!

Did my fading eyes see the right price? 16th-17th (!) c. chain shot usually fetch between 600 and 1,000 euro ...

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Old 21st March 2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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Hi John,
The link you posted doesn't respond any more.
Will you post some pictures of this toy ... when you can ... even if they are not bright
... So that the thread doesn't become a crippled one
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Old 21st March 2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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Yeah, the links is dead.

That's exactly why I have always posted all images myself and just added the links as a matter of source ...

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Old 21st March 2012, 02:24 PM   #7
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Here's another link to it, this time there are no "zoom" controls but at least we have the basic info from the webpage I saved.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b...sterBarShot.jpg
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Old 21st March 2012, 03:54 PM   #8
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Anyway, here they are.

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Old 21st March 2012, 03:57 PM   #9
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Anybody interested in unusual shot and related ammunition, please see

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ight=chain+shot

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Old 21st March 2012, 05:12 PM   #10
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Here's another link to it, this time there are no "zoom" controls but at least we have the basic info from the webpage I saved ...


We are no photobucket (or other host) fans here, John
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Old 22nd March 2012, 08:19 AM   #11
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We are no photobucket (or other host) fans here, John


I've heard that here before but never thought to ask "why?" So now I ask "what is your issue/problem with photo hosts?" Reason I ask is that I've been posting on many forums for many years using Photobucket links as they are convenient, and in my case, permanent, and have never had a complaint before. Would you kindly give just a bit of explanation? Frankly I am so used to using that host, I am not familiar with other ways of posting photos.

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Old 22nd March 2012, 12:52 PM   #12
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Well John, we do care to preserve photos in our archives on a permanent basis.
Would you care to read here ?

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...9892#post129892
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Old 22nd March 2012, 05:35 PM   #13
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Hi John,

Just like 'Nando, I have always felt it would be most appropriate to copy and post images and as much information as possible from other links to make them available here for anybody on our forum.
As the present case has proved, links can die out.

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