Manuel of Siege and Garrison Artillery Exercises

Manuel of Siege and Garrison Artillery Exercises

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...a blow hard enough to move the screw, which is then unscrewed two turns, and the vent piece is released; 4 and 5 lift the vent piece out of the slot, and lay it on the saddle on the top of the breech coil. At "ClearTM from No. 1 they drop in the vent piece; 5 takes the lever handle in his left hand, back up, and turning the handle towards him, with 4 screws up the breech screw until it is home. 4 and 5 then go under cover. If No. 1 gives "Sponge out" 2 mounts up, taking the sponge with him, and sponges the gun out; at "Clear," 4 and 5 act as before detailed, 2 passes the sponge over his head as he turns left about, replaces it, and goes under cover. No. 1 then directs 5 to fire a tube. "Runup." 2Jo. 1 takes in the slack and holds on the preventor rope; 2, 3, 4 and 5 take up the truck levers; 2 and 3 raising the small ends to enable 4 and 5 to hook the points to the eyebolts. When this is done 2 and 3 haul down the small ends by means of the ropes; 4 and 5 place the pawls; 4 goes under cover; 5 holds on to the preventor rope behind 1; 2 and 3 guide the levers whilst the carriage is in motion; I and 5 ease off hand over hand, and hold on when the mark on the preventor rope comes over the bollard. "Halt." When the gun is in its proper position No. 1 gives "Halt;" 2 and 3 bear down the small ends of the levers; 4 and 5 throw back the pawls; 2 and 3 allow the small ends of the levers to rise gently, manning the ropes when the levers are out of reach. When the rear of the carriage rests on the platform, the levers are unhooked, withdrawn, and laid down outside the handspikes by 2, 3, 4, and 5, who go under cover. (a. M.) x 2 Section EL R.B.L. Ordnance (7-inch). "Load." 2 and 3 as...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747135
  • 9781236747136