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Rifle Ammunition, USS San Diego #2010-75-27

On top is a bullet with a round top encase in what is called concretion.  Concretion is mixture of sand, sediment, and red corrosion product adhered together to form a hard surface.  Below is three bullets with sharp tips encase in a larger concretion.  The concretion is attached to a long iron rod that is broken at the end.
Title: USS San Diego Rifle Ammunition, #2010-75-27
Description: Springfield rifle ammunition encased in concretion and attached to an iron fastener from WWI-era armored cruiser, USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6).
Accession #: 2010-75-27
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