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 Posted: Wed Dec 6th, 2006 08:06 am
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In clusters, leaglebu, balls of approximately that size were grouped and contained in a cluster. Cannister would have been a bit smaller, and grape would have been larger. I'll not insult you with specifics as you may well be aware of them and asking about something else. And I'm not exactly comfortable with the "size of unhulled walnuts." Are we talking run-of-the-mill walnuts? Jumbo premiums? Commercially acceptable?

Basically, grape and cannister had specific sizes and quantities per round per caliber-- which is not to say there were never variants. If you want, I'd be more than happy to entertain more specifics and supply you with such information as is available readily available to me. Which means I'll skim through a couplathree books and then try to accomplish something. Finding an answer would count.

Just occurred to me: we are talking CW field artillery aren't we? Not deck-mounted swivel guns or some such?


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