John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 86

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being prolonged and threaded for the reception of a stud

for supporting the Rocking Bar Sight, it has an opening

in the lower portion for the gun and in the upper portion for

the spring case. Longitudinal recesses are cut in the

inner surface of the lower portion for the reception of the 

guides on the jacket of the gun. A steel guard is fitted

to the left side to protect the gun layer, and a notch

and point are formed above the spring case for rough

laying.

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Shield

           The shield is of a most important part of the

equipment, and has made a great difference in the

tactical employment of the Q.F. guns, it is made of

hard steel plate, strengthened by wooden slats designed

to keep out shrapnel bullets at all ranges, and rifle

bullets at ranges exceeding 500 yards, if made thick

enough to keep out modern pointed bullets 303, fired

from a distance under 500 yards, the shield would have

to be made of a much heavier plate weighing 10 lb. per

square foot which would make the carriage undesirably

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being prolonged and threaded for the reception of a stud

for supporting the Rocking Bar Sight, it has an opening

in the lower portion for the gun and in the upper portion for

the spring case. Longitudinal recesses are cut in the

inner surface of the lower portion for the reception of the 

guides on the jacket of the gun. A steel guard is fitted

to the left side to protect the gun layer, and a notch

and point are formed above the spring case for rough

laying.

=========================================

Shield

           The shield is of a most important part of the

equipment, and has made a great difference in the

tactical employment of the Q.F. guns, it is made of

hard steel plate, strengthened by wooden slats designed

to keep out shrapnel bullets at all ranges, and rifle

bullets at ranges exceeding 500 yards, if made thick

enough to keep out modern pointed bullets 303, fired

from a distance under 500 yards, the shield would have

to be made of a much heavier plate weighing 10 lb. per

square foot which would make the carriage undesirably


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  • March 27, 2017 20:47:15 Cheryl Ellsworth

    being prolonged and threaded for the reception of a stud

    for supporting the Rocking Bar Sight, it has an opening

    in the lower portion for the gun and in the upper portion for

    the spring case. Longitudinal recesses are cut in the

    inner surface of the lower portion for the reception of the 

    guides on the jacket of the gun. A steel guard is fitted

    to the left side to protect the gun layer, and a notch

    and point are formed above the spring case for rough

    laying.

    =========================================

    Shield

               The shield is of a most important part of the

    equipment, and has made a great difference in the

    tactical employment of the Q.F. guns, it is made of

    hard steel plate, strengthened by wooden slats designed

    to keep out shrapnel bullets at all ranges, and rifle

    bullets at ranges exceeding 500 yards, if made thick

    enough to keep out modern pointed bullets 303, fired

    from a distance under 500 yards, the shield would have

    to be made of a much heavier plate weighing 10 lb. per

    square foot which would make the carriage undesirably

  • February 25, 2017 22:07:25 Erin Gordon

    being prolonged and threaded for the reception of a stund

    for supporting the Rocking Bar Sight, it has an opening

    in the lower portion for the gun and in the upper portion for

    the spring case. Longitudinal recesses are cut in the

    inner surface of the lower portion for the reception of the 

    guides on the jacket of the gun. A steel guard is fitted

    to the left side to protect the gun layer, and a notch

    and point are formed above the spring case for rough

    laying.


    Shield /

               The shield is of a most important part of the

    equipment, and has made a great difference in teh

    tactical employment of the 6. ft. guns, it is made of

    hard steel plate, strengthened by wooden slats designed

    to keep out shrapnel bullets at all ranges, and rifle

    bullets at ranges exceeding 500 yards, if made thick

    enough to keep out modern pointed bullets 303, fired

    from a distance under 500 yards, the shield would have

    to be made of a much heavier plate weighing 10 lb. per

    square foot which would make the carriage undesirably


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