Artillery Equipments of the Napoleonic Wars by Terence Wise

By Terence Wise

Within the first 1/2 the 18th century the French have been the ecu leaders in artillery, owning the single standardised variety of items. those items, have been stable yet tremendous heavy. This books indicates how in the beginning of the Seven Years' conflict, Austria seized the lead by way of introducing new gentle box items - the 3pdr., 6pdr., and 12pdr. weapons - and a few first-class mild howitzers. different powers followed this new approach, notwithstanding no whole overarching method existed till the implementation of the Gribeauval process, which was once to revolutionise the artillery of Europe and make attainable the hugely effective box artillery of the Napoleonic Wars.

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See short recoil) Damaged or deformed extractor. Evacuate to authorized armorer. 2-35 Fail to eject. Fail to hold bolt rearward. Ruptured or separated cartridge. Evacuate to authorized armorer. Short recoil. ) Weak, deformed or frozen extractor plunger assembly. Evacuate to authorized armorer. Damaged or deformed magazine follower. Replace magazine. Damaged bolt lock. Evacuate to authorized armorer. Bolt lock movement restricted. Evacuate to authorized armorer. Weak or broken magazine spring. Replace magazine.

45 caliber bore brush, clean the chamber by rotating the patch-wrapped brush B to 10 times. DO NOT scrub the brush in and out of the chamber. Push several patches saturated with SCBS through the bore to push out the loosened powder fouling. Continue using the bore brush and patches with SCBS until the patches come out without traces of the black/gray powder fouling and are becoming increasingly green/blue. This indicates that the powder fouling has been removed, and that only the copper fouling remains.

The sniper assumes a comfortable position on his side with both legs bent for support and stability. The sniper places the butt of the SWS into the pocket of his shoulder where it meets the armpit. He attempts to support his head for better stability and comfort. The small exit pupil of the telescope requires the sniper to maintain a solid hold and center the exit pupil in the field of the telescope to minimize the errors in sight alignment. 3-6 Sitting Supported Position To assume this position, prepare a firing platform for the rifle or rest the rifle on the raised portion of the position.

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