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    This would be nice to have

    I'll be divorce if I even attempted to bid on this:

    https://www.invaluable.com/auction-l...ive&utm_term=2

    But what a beauty!!!

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    Drew

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    What a beauty. But, me too, I do not earn my money that easily. Also, I surmise, that any and all munitions-museums would be interested to have a "Rain's torpedo" in their collection.
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    Bellifortis.

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    I would settle for the fuze alone - several years ago, one in exceptional condition sold (from memory) around the $1500 USD mark.

    and much easier to "sneak" into the house!

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    It took me a few years, reading many books, to find out about the exact set up and comp. of the Rain's Fuze. As far as my research goes, this is the 1. landmine-fuze in history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dronic69 View Post
    I would settle for the fuze alone - several years ago, one in exceptional condition sold (from memory) around the $1500 USD mark.

    and much easier to "sneak" into the house!

    Cheers
    Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dronic69 View Post
    I would settle for the fuze alone - several years ago, one in exceptional condition sold (from memory) around the $1500 USD mark.

    and much easier to "sneak" into the house!

    Cheers
    Drew
    I don't suppose you have a picture of the fuze by any chance Drew?
    Always looking for projectiles, cases, fuzes and paperwork related to Burney and Davis guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burney Davis View Post
    I don't suppose you have a picture of the fuze by any chance Drew?
    I infrequently "stumble" upon it when mindlessly googling - of course when I want to find it I can never get to locate it......

    It was a US specialty site - I have another mindless google now..............

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    Attached are pages from the very nice book "Artillery Fuses of the Civil War" by Charles H.Jones. I consider this book to be the Best on this subject.
    Regards,
    Bellifortis.
    Quote Originally Posted by Burney Davis View Post
    I don't suppose you have a picture of the fuze by any chance Drew?
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