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Old October 16, 2012, 10:54 AM   #8
Lee Lapin
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History is your friend...

http://www.americanheritage.com/cont...ne-cannon-ball

http://gouk.about.com/od/englandtrav...don-2012_4.htm

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/battle...balls-11104-2/

Canister shot metal containers filled with small iron balls, stones, glass and nails had much the same idea as using grapeshot cannonballs. This was specifically designed to kill sailors on the decks of enemy vessels. -- http://angela-michelle.hubpages.com/...rough-the-Ages

And what worked for big black powder guns worked for smaller ones too. Many early accounts of blunderbusses describe them as being loaded with all sorts of scrap.
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