44625Re: the little breechloader
- Oct 8, 2007--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tony Gunter" <tony_gunter@...>
> --- In email@example.com, "Carl Williams" <carlw4514@>
> > interesting indeed that such a small weapon was so innovative
> > drew such attention. And it originally was in the hands of theCSA?
> > Probably British. I assume it didnt use metal cartridges; perhapsthat
> > "prepared rounds" made for fast fire, however.
> I'm not sure if it was the innovation or the size of the weapon
> drew notice. Like "what would you use something this small for ...I believe Jeff's theory is that it was a two-pounder Hughes gun, some
> hey, I know, let's give it to the cavalry."
of which were actually forged right there in Jackson, Mississippi.
The weight of the gun was something like 80 pounds, if I remember
correctly, which made it easy for cavalry to haul around.
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