John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 96

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Firing Mechanism 18 Pounder O.F.;

     The firing mechanism is

for percussion firing and is so arranged that the gun cannot

be fired before the breech screw is locked and the breech

mechanism lever home.


It consists of a striker with firing pin, rebound block,

and securing pin, main spring, guide for spring and

tripping piece, with flat spring and firing screw,

fitted through the centre of the breech screw and retained

in position by the sticker guide block on carrier A steel

firing lever in the interior of the sticker guide block,

serves to cock the striker and fire the gun, one end

of the lever engaging with the tripping piece and guide

for spring and the other end with the trigger in the left

side of the gun when the breech is closed


The trigger is actuated by a direct pull on the firing

gear of the carriage thus partially revolving the firing lever

by means of which the striker is forced to the rear, and the

guide for spring to the front, compressing the main spring

until the projecting toe on the inner end of the firing lever

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Firing Mechanism 18 Pounder O.F.;

     The firing mechanism is

for percussion firing and is so arranged that the gun cannot

be fired before the breech screw is locked and the breech

mechanism lever home.


It consists of a striker with firing pin, rebound block,

and securing pin, main spring, guide for spring and

tripping piece, with flat spring and firing screw,

fitted through the centre of the breech screw and retained

in position by the sticker guide block on carrier A steel

firing lever in the interior of the sticker guide block,

serves to cock the striker and fire the gun, one end

of the lever engaging with the tripping piece and guide

for spring and the other end with the trigger in the left

side of the gun when the breech is closed


The trigger is actuated by a direct pull on the firing

gear of the carriage thus partially revolving the firing lever

by means of which the striker is forced to the rear, and the

guide for spring to the front, compressing the main spring

until the projecting toe on the inner end of the firing lever


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  • March 28, 2017 02:08:58 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Firing Mechanism 18 Pounder O.F.;

         The firing mechanism is

    for percussion firing and is so arranged that the gun cannot

    be fired before the breech screw is locked and the breech

    mechanism lever home.


    It consists of a striker with firing pin, rebound block,

    and securing pin, main spring, guide for spring and

    tripping piece, with flat spring and firing screw,

    fitted through the centre of the breech screw and retained

    in position by the sticker guide block on carrier A steel

    firing lever in the interior of the sticker guide block,

    serves to cock the striker and fire the gun, one end

    of the lever engaging with the tripping piece and guide

    for spring and the other end with the trigger in the left

    side of the gun when the breech is closed


    The trigger is actuated by a direct pull on the firing

    gear of the carriage thus partially revolving the firing lever

    by means of which the striker is forced to the rear, and the

    guide for spring to the front, compressing the main spring

    until the projecting toe on the inner end of the firing lever

  • March 28, 2017 00:59:43 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Firing Mechanism 18 Pounder O.F.;

         The firing mechanism is

    for percussion firing and is so arranged that the gun cannot

    be fired before the breech screw is locked and the breech

    mechanism lever home.


    It consists of a sticker with firing pin, rebound block,

    and securing pin, main spring, guide for spring and

    tripping piece, with flat spring and firing screw,

    fitted through the centre of the breech screw and retained

    in position by the sticker guide block on carrier A steel

    firing lever in the interior of the sticker guide block,

    serves to cock the striker and fire the gun, one end

    of the lever engaging with the tripping piece and guide

    for spring and the other end with the trigger in the left

    side of the gun when the breech is closed


    The trigger is actuated by a direct pull on the firing

    gear of the carriage thus partially revolving the firing lever

    by means of which the striker is forced to the rear, and the

    guide for spring to the front, compressing the main spring

    until the projecting toe on the inner end of the firing lever


  • March 28, 2017 00:58:43 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Firing Mechanism 18 Pounder O.F.;

         The firing mechanism is

    for percussion firing and is so arranged that the gun cannot

    be fired before the breech screw is locked and the breech

    mechanism lever home.


    It consists of a sticker with firing pin, rebound block,

    and securing pin, main spring, guide for spring and

    tripping piece, with flat spring and firing screw,

    fitted through the centre of the breech screw and retained

    in position by the sticker guide block on carrier A steel

    firing lever in the interior of the sticker guide block,

     srives  to cock the striker and fire the gun, one end

    of the lever engaging with the tripping piece and guide

    for spring and the other end with the trigger in the left

    side of the gun when the breech is closed


    The trigger is actuated by a direct pull on the firing

    gear of the carriage thus partially revolving the firing lever

    by means of which the striker is forced to the rear, and the

    guide for spring to the front, compressing the main spring

    until the projecting toe on the inner end of the firing lever


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    Source
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    Contributor
    Mrs Jean Hanby
    License
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