John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 82

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by shifting the trail called traversing, for fine traversing

the cradle is mounted on top carriage, pivoted

vertically on the main carriage and traversed by a

screw, or else the cradle has a vertical trunnion

pivoted in  saddle, which again is on a horizontal

trunnions for elevation, or in French equipments, the

whole carriage traverses on the axletree. The lower

carriage consists of the trail, axeltree and wheel, the trail

has at its point a spade to hold the carriage from

recoiling, a trail eye by which it is limbered up to the

hook on the limber for travelling and a folding traversing

handspike. The trail also carries seats for the gunners

who lay the gun and attends to the breech mechanism,

and a travelling brake is also used during firing to

prevent the carriage from running forward when the gun

runs up after recoil. The shield is fixed to the lower

carriage, and the lower. and sometimes the upper portion

are hinged so as to fold on the central portion when

not required. The gun is layed by open or telescope

sights, or, when firing behind cover, by a clinometer

with a spirit-level for elevation and a dial sight

with horizontal graduated circle for line. The gun

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by shifting the trail called traversing, for fine traversing

the cradle is mounted on top carriage, pivoted

vertically on the main carriage and traversed by a

screw, or else the cradle has a vertical trunnion

pivoted in  saddle, which again is on a horizontal

trunnions for elevation, or in French equipments, the

whole carriage traverses on the axletree. The lower

carriage consists of the trail, axeltree and wheel, the trail

has at its point a spade to hold the carriage from

recoiling, a trail eye by which it is limbered up to the

hook on the limber for travelling and a folding traversing

handspike. The trail also carries seats for the gunners

who lay the gun and attends to the breech mechanism,

and a travelling brake is also used during firing to

prevent the carriage from running forward when the gun

runs up after recoil. The shield is fixed to the lower

carriage, and the lower. and sometimes the upper portion

are hinged so as to fold on the central portion when

not required. The gun is layed by open or telescope

sights, or, when firing behind cover, by a clinometer

with a spirit-level for elevation and a dial sight

with horizontal graduated circle for line. The gun


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  • March 27, 2017 16:09:12 Cheryl Ellsworth

    by shifting the trail called traversing, for fine traversing

    the cradle is mounted on top carriage, pivoted

    vertically on the main carriage and traversed by a

    screw, or else the cradle has a vertical trunnion

    pivoted in  saddle, which again is on a horizontal

    trunnions for elevation, or in French equipments, the

    whole carriage traverses on the axletree. The lower

    carriage consists of the trail, axeltree and wheel, the trail

    has at its point a spade to hold the carriage from

    recoiling, a trail eye by which it is limbered up to the

    hook on the limber for travelling and a folding traversing

    handspike. The trail also carries seats for the gunners

    who lay the gun and attends to the breech mechanism,

    and a travelling brake is also used during firing to

    prevent the carriage from running forward when the gun

    runs up after recoil. The shield is fixed to the lower

    carriage, and the lower. and sometimes the upper portion

    are hinged so as to fold on the central portion when

    not required. The gun is layed by open or telescope

    sights, or, when firing behind cover, by a clinometer

    with a spirit-level for elevation and a dial sight

    with horizontal graduated circle for line. The gun

  • February 25, 2017 21:52:42 Erin Gordon

    by shifting the trail called traversing, for fine traversing

    the cradle is mounted on top carriage, pivoted

    vertically on the main carriage and traversed by a

    screw, or else the cradle has a vertical trunnion

    pivoted in  saddle, which again is on a horizontal

    trunnions for elevation, or in French equipments, the

    whole carriage traverses on the axletree. The lower

    carriage consists of the trail, axelize and wheel, the trail

    has at its point a spade to hold the carriage from

    recoiling, a trail eye by which it is limbered up to the

    hook on the limber for travelling and a folding traversing

    handspike. The trail also carries ... for the gunners

    who lay the gun and attends to the breech mechanism,

    and a travelling brake is also used during firing to

    prevent the carriage from running forward when the gun

    runs up after recoil. The shield is fixed to the lower

    carriage, and the lower. and sometimes the upperportion

    are hinged so as to fold on the central portion when

    not required. The gun is layed by open or telescope

    sights, or, when firing behind cover, by a clinometer

    with a spiril-level elevation and a dial sight

    with horizontal gradualized circle for line. The gun


  • February 25, 2017 21:34:22 Erin Gordon

    by shifting the trail called traversing, for fine traversing

    the cradle is mounted on top carriage, pivoted

    vertically on the main carriage and traversed by a

    screw, or else the cradle has a vertical trunnion

    pivoted in  saddle, which again is on a horizontal

    trunnions for elevation, or in French equipments, the

    whole carriage traverses on the axlelize. The lower

    carriage consists of the trail, axelize and wheel, the trail

    has at its point a spade to hold the carriage from

    recoiling, a trail eye by which it is limbered up to the

    hook on the limber for travelling and a folding traversing

    handspike. The trail also carries ... for the gunners

    who lay the gun and attends to the breech mechanism,

    and a travelling brake is also used during firing to

    prevent the carriage from running forward when the gun

    runs up after recoil. The shield is fixed to the lower

    carriage, and the lower. and sometimes the upperportion

    are hinged so as to fold on the central portion when

    not required. The gun is layed by open or telescope

    sights, or, when firing behind cover, by a clinometer

    with a spiril-level elevation and a dial sight

    with horizontal gradualized circle for line. The gun


  • February 25, 2017 21:16:31 Erin Gordon

    by shifting the trail called traversing, for fine traversing

    the cradle is mounted on top carriage, pivoted

    vertically on the main carriage and traversed by a

    screw, or else the cradle has a vertical trunnion

    pivoted in  saddle, which again is on a horizontal

    trunnions for elevation, or in French equipments, the

    whole carriage traverses on the axlelize. The lower

    carriage consists of the trail, axelize and wheel, the trail

    has at its point a spade to hold the carriage from

    recoiling, a trail eye by which it is limbered up to the

    hook on the limber for travelling and a folding traversing

    handspike. The trail also carries ... for the gunners

    who lay the gun and attends to the breech mechanism,

    and a travelling brake is also used during firing to

    prevent the carriage from running forward when the gun

    runs up after recoil. The shield is fixed to the lower

    carriage, and the lower. and sometimes the upperportion

    are hinged so 


  • February 25, 2017 21:13:18 Erin Gordon

    by shifting the trail called traversing, for fine traversing

    the cradle is mounted on top carriage, pivoted

    vertically on the main carriage and traversed by a

    screw, or else the cradle has a vertical trunnion

    pivoted in  saddle, which again is on a horizontal

    trunnions for elevation, or in French equipments, the

    whole carriage traverses on the axlelize. The lower

    carriage consists of the trail, axelize and wheel, the trail

    has at its point a spade to hold the carriage from

    recoiling, a trail eye by which it is limbered up to the

    hook on the limber for travelling and a folding traversing

    handspike. The trail also carries 


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