John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 79

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18 Pounder Q.F. Gun

 

Notes

Material                                                             Steel (wire construction)

Weight (with breech fittings)                          9 cwt

Length (total)                                                    96.96 inches

Calibre (diameter of bore)                              3.3 inches

Bore { Length (to face of breech screw)       92.62 inches

 

Rifling: 

{ System       Polygroove modified plain section

{ Length        80-232 inches

{ Twist           Uniform 1 turn in 30 calibres

Grooves { Number     18

                { Depth         .04 inch

                { Width         .384 inch

Firing Mechanism          Percussion

 

The gun is made of steel and consists of the "A" tube a

series of layers of steel wire, jacket, and breech ring. The

"A" tube extends from the rear end of the chamber to the

muzzle. Over a portion of the "A" tube are wound successive

layers of steel wire. The jacket is fitted over the exterior

of the wire and "A" tube, and is secured longitudinally

by corresponding shoulders and the breech ring, which is

 

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18 Pounder Q.F. Gun

 

Notes

Material                                                             Steel (wire construction)

Weight (with breech fittings)                          9 cwt

Length (total)                                                    96.96 inches

Calibre (diameter of bore)                              3.3 inches

Bore { Length (to face of breech screw)       92.62 inches

 

Rifling: 

{ System       Polygroove modified plain section

{ Length        80-232 inches

{ Twist           Uniform 1 turn in 30 calibres

Grooves { Number     18

                { Depth         .04 inch

                { Width         .384 inch

Firing Mechanism          Percussion

 

The gun is made of steel and consists of the "A" tube a

series of layers of steel wire, jacket, and breech ring. The

"A" tube extends from the rear end of the chamber to the

muzzle. Over a portion of the "A" tube are wound successive

layers of steel wire. The jacket is fitted over the exterior

of the wire and "A" tube, and is secured longitudinally

by corresponding shoulders and the breech ring, which is

 


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  • March 27, 2017 15:50:53 Cheryl Ellsworth

    18 Pounder Q.F. Gun

     

    Notes

    Material                                                             Steel (wire construction)

    Weight (with breech fittings)                          9 cwt

    Length (total)                                                    96.96 inches

    Calibre (diameter of bore)                              3.3 inches

    Bore { Length (to face of breech screw)       92.62 inches

     

    Rifling: 

    { System       Polygroove modified plain section

    { Length        80-232 inches

    { Twist           Uniform 1 turn in 30 calibres

    Grooves { Number     18

                    { Depth         .04 inch

                    { Width         .384 inch

    Firing Mechanism          Percussion

     

    The gun is made of steel and consists of the "A" tube a

    series of layers of steel wire, jacket, and breech ring. The

    "A" tube extends from the rear end of the chamber to the

    muzzle. Over a portion of the "A" tube are wound successive

    layers of steel wire. The jacket is fitted over the exterior

    of the wire and "A" tube, and is secured longitudinally

    by corresponding shoulders and the breech ring, which is

     

  • March 27, 2017 15:49:57 Cheryl Ellsworth

    18 Pounder Q.F. Gun


    Notes

    Material                                                             Steel (wire construction)

    Weight (with breech fittings)                          9 cwt

    Length (total)                                                    96.96 inches

    Calibre (diameter of bore)                              3.3 inches

    Bore { Length (to face of breech screw)       92.62 inches


    Rifling

    { System       Polygroove modefied plain section

    { Length        80-232 inches

    { Twist           Uniform 1 turn in 30 calibres

    Grooves { Number     18

                    { Depth         .04 inch

                    { Width         .384 inch

    Firing Mechanism          Percussion


    The gun is made of steel and consists of the "A" tube a

    series of layers of steel wire, jacket, and breech ring. The

    "A" tube extends from the rear end of the chamber to the

    muzzle. Over a portion of the "A" tube are wound successive

    layers of steel wire. The jacket is fitted over the exterior

    of the wire and "A" tube, and is secured longitudinally

    by corresponding shoulders and the breech ring, which is



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