All items with the cast: Naval Gun Bronze

 
British Coehorn Mortar Photo

British Coehorn Mortar of 4.6-inch From Rudyerd Circa 1780

From the beginning of time, improved defenses have encouraged development of new offenses. When fortifications became too strong to breach by direct fire, high angle plunging “vertical” fire was adopted. At Namur in 1692 the Dutch under Manno, Baron van Coehoorn, faced the French under his rival,…

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Bent’s Old Fort Swivel Gun

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in La Junta, CO, helps tell the story of survival in the “Great American Desert.” Fur traders William and Charles Bent built the fort in 1833. Durning its heyday before the Mexican-American War the fort on the Santa Fe Trail was…

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British Light 6-Pounder (Circa 1776)

The British Light 6-pounder Gun is from the Treatise of Artillery 1780 by John Muller and the Course of Artillery by C. W. Rudyerd 1793. Originally cast in bronze but often seen in iron this barrel was used during the American Revolution and the War of 1812….

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U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder

The Model 1841  6-pounder gun was one of a “family of weapons” designed by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department in 1841 (companion pieces were the Model 1841 12-Pdr., 24-Pdr. and 32-Pdr field Howitzers; the Model 1841 12-Pdr Gun and the 12-Pdr Mountain Howitzer). The effectiveness of the…

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