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    Is this cannon in working order? It it classed as a "destructive device" in the USA if it was made before 1899?

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    The sighting is accomplished by a brass rear sight which is moved up and down in a hole in the breech. It is calibrated to 4000 yards and is an exact replication. You can see it better in the shot below.The front sight is simply a pin mounted on the trunnion reinforce.

    My .223 Ruger has a longer sighting radius than this cannon.

    It was "Packed" by 3 mules. The Barrel and wheels on one, the Trail on another and the ammunition on a third.

    The print shows the gun in action.

    I will not speculate on what the guy to the left is doing. <shudder>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Is this cannon in working order? It it classed as a "destructive device" in the USA if it was made before 1899?
    No. That is the magic date, generally. In fact, Hotchkiss guns are not classed as destructive devices regardless of date. ATF made a ruling on that some time ago.

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    How is this gun loaded?

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    American Ordnance Co. 1894

    Mountain gun pages.
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    More Am.Ord.Co. pages

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    How is this gun loaded?
    A horizontal breech. You work a lever and the breech block slides to the right. You insert the shell from the rear and the slide the block back and secure it with the lever.

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    I always liked this mule. He seems so ... stately and smug somehow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdseye View Post
    A horizontal breech. You work a lever and the breech block slides to the right. You insert the shell from the rear and the slide the block back and secure it with the lever.
    I can see it now. What types pf projectiles could it use (solid shot? explosive? canister? etc.)?

    Do you have the Breech Block?

    Do you have any drawings of the rounds or real rounds you could show?

 

 
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