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Posted: 9/3/2015 9:34:55 PM EDT
This past weekend the artillery group that I reenact with hosted a Civil War artillery school of the piece at Bentonville Battlefield which also doubled as one of the park's summer artillery demonstrations. We fielded two guns, one Federal and one Confederate, our group's bronze 1841 6 pounder smooth bore and the park's 3" Ordinance rifle. We had a great visitor turnout and got to train several guys on the correct artillery drill. Enjoy the pictures and ask any questions you have.
























My ugly mug(in the brown hat) explaining howto properly ram a round while also doing the #3 position and stopping the vent on the 3" rifle.










The business end of the 6 pounder.









Group shot of the participants










Our quarters for the weekend(the blankets and tent fly to the left, not the cabin)












Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:39:08 PM EDT
Awesome!!!!

I'll be heading to Gettysburg in a couple weeks.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:44:14 PM EDT
The arty boys always had the most fun in camp. Old enough to have cool toys and not care what the rest thought.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:47:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:48:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2015 9:56:39 PM EDT by NC5thcav]
We actually have mostly younger guys and do campaigner events. The guy that owns our gun got it from his parents and was real army artillery in Iraq. Doing artillery with us is not always an easy job. We use these quite a bit.















 
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:49:05 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By ReconB4:


How do you adjust elevation on those guns? Also, do you use a specific powder charge for range or is it the same charge used with different elevations?
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theres a screw at the back



 
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:49:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:52:40 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By ReconB4:


How do you adjust elevation on those guns? Also, do you use a specific powder charge for range or is it the same charge used with different elevations?
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There is a bracket on the breach of the gun, as you can see in this picture.










A pendulum hausse sets in that bracket and automatically levels. It has a sliding sight and degree marks. The limber chest lid has a table of fire with the range and degrees of elevation matched up. The service charge stays the same. Below is a pendulum hausse.










There is an elevation screw under the breach that you turn to adjust elevation.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:53:22 PM EDT
turn up your speakers for LIVE AMMO

Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:53:47 PM EDT
The table of fire also gives time of flight to set fuzzes for shell and case shot.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:54:29 PM EDT
Very cool.  Thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 3:38:22 AM EDT
I used to reenact in an artillery battery as well. It was 101 degrees when this pic was taken at North Anna battlefield.


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Link Posted: 9/4/2015 3:51:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Derek45:
turn up your speakers for LIVE AMMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL1DkrYL70s
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Cool video.

Thanks for posting it.
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