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Plans, Drawings, etc!

The following plans are presently available!

Item 5001 - Section Drawing for the 155 mm Schneider Gun Carriage - This plan includes the assembled longitudal section of the 155 mm howitzer carriage, Model of 1918 (Schneider). The plan is dated September 29, 1917, and has signitures from the U.S. Army Ordnance Department indicating that it was approved. The section is dimensioned. The drawing is 23"x35".

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Item 9010 - Ordnance Drawings, 1832 - This is a set of drawings of cannon barrels, carronade barrels, mortars,  5 1/2" howitzer carriage, limber, ship gun traversing gear ( including Congreve's traversing gun carriage). Some gun tubes shown in plan and section. The set includes 21 drawings on three 8 1/2" x 11" sheets. Title sheet of original publication included also. The drawings were originally published in the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, First American Edition (Philadelphia, 1832) .

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Item 9011 - 24 Pounder Carriage Drawings, 1797 - Scale drawing, entitled "A 24 Pound Naval Truck Gun of the Year 1797." This drawing, drawn at a scale of 1/2" to the foot, shows the plan, profile and sections of a 24 pounder wooden gun carriage. The sheet contains 6 views and is reproduced on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet.

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Item 9012 - 24 Pounder Carriage Drawings, 1797 - Same as above, but reproduced on an 11" x 17" sheet.

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Item 4016 - 37 mm Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon, 1894 - Drawings and a written description of the Hotchkiss revolving cannon, commonly used by the U.S. Navy during the Spanish American War period. The drawings include a plan view, section through the entire gun, sections through the firing mechanism, drawings of the some of the individual parts (crank, firing pins, extractor crank, etc.)  Four pages of drawings  and five pages of written description onf the drawings and the gun. The drawings and text are extracted from Description of Modern Ordnance in the United States Navy, prepared by the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance in 1894. The work is reproduced on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, 10 pages, total.

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Item 4017 - Hotchkiss Rapid-Fire Guns, 1894 - Drawings and a written description of the Hotchkiss Rapid fire guns, with information on the one pounder, three pounder, 40 cal. 6 pounder and 45 cal. 6 pounder. The text includes information on the versions of these guns in sevrice  in the U.S. Navy in 1894, a description of the Hotchkiss gun, accompanied by drawings of the gun tube, the breech mechanism, instructions for mounting and dismounting the guns, specific info. on the light and heavy one-pounders, the three pounder, and the six pounders, lists of tools to be included in the accessory chests, and dimensional data on the guns.  Four pages of drawings  and eight pages of written description are included. The drawings and text are extracted from Description of Modern Ordnance in the United States Navy, prepared by the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance in 1894. The work is reproduced on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, 13 pages, total.

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Item 4018 - Driggs-Schroeder Gun, 1894 - Drawings and a written description of the Driggs-Schroeder Rapid frre gun, (1 pounder, 3 pounder, 6 pounder 45 cal., and 6 pounder, 50 cal.)  with information on the mechanism, info. on dismounting and assembling the gun, a listing of spare parts that should accompany the guns, a listing of tools that should be included in the accessory chests, and dimensional data on the guns.  Two  pages of drawings  and six  pages of written description are included. The drawings and text are extracted from Description of Modern Ordnance in the United States Navy, prepared by the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance in 1894. The work is reproduced on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, 9 pages, total.

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Item 4019 - Wire-Wound Guns, 1884! A rare Document! - This is a copy of a rare 1884 publication entitled "A Few Words on Wire-Wound Guns" by W. E. Woodbridge. Woodbridge was  a  pioneer in the development steel wire-wound gun construction. Cannon built in accordance with his methods are reputed to have failed. This booklet includes a letter from Commodore Sicard of the U.S. Navy regarding a 6 inch breechloading gun made in accordance with Woodbridge's design indicating the defects in the system,Woodbridge's response to Sicard's comments and an extract from the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institutuion of Civil Engineers fromAugust 1884 (which is Woodbridge's comments on J.  A. Longridge's paper on Wire-Gun construction. This article gives some history of similar guns back to 1850 in the U.S., including a steel wire-wound gun developed in 1862 ). The work includes a plan, cross section and a dimensioned transverse section of a 6" breechloading rifle. This work involves the type of technological discussions that were occurring as the Spanish American War era navy was being built. The work is reproduced on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, 17 pages, total.

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Item 4021 - Colt Automatic Gun! - This is a copy of a two rare publications concerning the Colt Automatic gun.  The first is taken from an 1898 manual and is entitled “Colt’s Automatic Gun,” By Lt. Cyrus S. Radford and  Lt. Stokeley Morgan and is taken fro the Hand-book on Naval Gunnery (New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1898) .  This article discusses the mechanical operation of the 6 millimeter version of the weapon. The second article is “Colt’s Automatic Gun, Cal. 30,” reporduced from the Ordnance Instruction Book of the Gunners’ Mates School (United States Navy, 1917-1918) . This article discusses the mechanical operation of the 30 caliber version of the weapon, and includes info. on loading firing, dismounting and assembling, and contains a fold-out lengthwise section through the gun. .The work is reproduced on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, with the fold-out being on 11" x 17" paper, 9 pages, total.

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Artillery-related publications:

We presently have the following book for sale.

Item 3006 -Christian Riots/Civil War artillery - Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society (Spring, 1961) containing two articles related to the Civil War.  The first is entitled "The Christiana Riot: An Evaluation of Its National Significance"  by Roderick Nash (the Christiana Riot, an 1851 skirmish between slaveowners and those opposed to them, is considered by historians to be be the first action of the impending Civil War).  The second article is entitled "Postscript to the Old Buck Cannon" by M. Luther Heisey recounts the final 1882 destruction of the famed Griffen Gun provided to the Democrats of Lancaster by its inventor, John Griffen. The first article is 26 pages long, and the second is 2 pages long (including endnotes in both cases).  This is an original copy of the Spring , 1961 publication, not a reprint. It is in excellent condition.  6" x 9"!

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Artillery-related Relics:

Actual Relics of the Civil War for Those Who Like to Hold History in Their Hands!

Item 3002 - We have an unusual set of relics available at the moment.  Recently our restorers were restoring an original Civil War artillery limber box. Portions of the wood bottom had to be replaced, however, some of the wood remained in good condition.  We have pieces of that wood now available. Pieces vary in size, but are about 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3/4" thick. Who knows...was it inthis limber box that ammunition was taken to the ill-fated Cushing at Gettysburg, or puleld up Malvern Hill... Each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity

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