Help me find some *old* artillery items, please!
Friends, I posted this also under 'wants' but decided to double team things in case some of you don't go there.I am in desperate need of some old big bore artillery material from the Spanish-American War era or USN torpedo materials WW1 and earlier. I realize this is not something everyone has close at hand, but I am asking you make a note of this and keep your eyes open at your local shows / flea markets / for sale ads / whatever. I need this for trading material. There's a gent that has a very rare US military experimental round which would be the crown jewel of my collection. He won't sell it, only trade, even though it is 'puny' for his tastes. The casings might not be brass, especially in larger bores, but canvas &/or wood. At shows, exhibitors typically stick these *under* the tables. It doesn't have to be pristine, but cannot be trench art. I would gladly pay a finder's fee if you should discover the "magic bullet" [grin]. I'm asking you to make a note in your 'tickle file' and if you should stumble across something like this - inert, of course - to contact me w/ the details. Deepest thanks in advance, Iconoclast