Re: [Revlist] Cannon cockers
> From: Patrick J OKelley <goober.com@...>Now, now, Patrick. That question was asked by a Quartermaster, not an artilleryman. I'm sure it was missing from one of his invoices so he wanted to know where to look for it. ("Natives is not on my invoices, Mr. Harford - - ammunition IS! - - - and must be accounted for - - - AND the brass cartridge cases returned.")(/;^D
> Date: 2001/08/03 Fri AM 07:07:36 EDT
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> Subject: [Revlist] Cannon cockers
> > You will be pleased to identify the "cannon-cocking" device in use on
> > one of the Royal Artillery field pieces deployed at Minden. I
> > observe that such would be of the greatest of interest to one and all
> of us
> > :>) !!!
> Just like an artilleryman. You have to let an infantryman point
> out where your cocker is.
> On a side note...weren't there flintlocks mounted on navalI was wondering the same thing. I've seen them illustrated on naval and garrison guns, but don't know when they came into use.
> carriages at this time? I knew they were around in the Napoleonic Wars.
Bart? Lee? other naval types?
4th Coy, Bde of Guards
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