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Old 06-01-2005, 07:04 AM
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Your projectile sounds like a canon version of the mine' ball. I would suspect that the tin plate and peg would be required because of the higher gas pressures involved in large bore weapons. I am guessing that simply "super-sizing" the mine' ball would result in the skirt area simply blowing out and losing the gas seal.
Although technology was not as advanced as now, there were clever people, and arrived at some interesting solutions.
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