Marshall's Practical Marine Gunnery; Containing a View of the Magnitude, Weight, Description & Use, of Every Article Used in the Sea Gunner's Departme

Marshall's Practical Marine Gunnery; Containing a View of the Magnitude, Weight, Description & Use, of Every Article Used in the Sea Gunner's Departme

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...half an ounce of camphor, one drachm of aquafortis, boil it down to half a pint, apply it to the touch-hole, pour it in until the half pint is all expended; try again as above with the cylinder, if the vinegar do not loosen it and the powder blow it up.--There is another method: take a half round stick, five inches shorter than the bore of the piece, the round part to lay exactly to the lower part of the bore of the piece, cut a narrow gutter in the round part of the stick, not exceeding $ of an inch in depth, and i of an inch in width, put a fuse in this gutter to reach from one end to the other; take a narrow strip of paper and paste it over the fuse to the stick, so as to confine the fuse j ri' USEFUI IN GUNNERY. let the stick be two inches outside of the muzzle of the piece, putting it in the bore; weigh a full charge of powder, put in a ladle, shove it in the bottom of the cylinder of the piece, turn the ladle and let the powder remain in the bottom of the cylinder of the piece; take a soft wad, put it in the gun so as to shove the powder into the bottom of the cylinder, ram it home well with five strokes; then take a high junk wad and ram it home with seven strokes; take a sod of two thicknesses, then a soft wad, ram it home well with five strokes; take such a quantity of portfires as to let you secure yourself from danger, and make it fast to the muzzle of the piece near the fuse: --this method will either blow it out or burst the gun. Another method--take the gun and lay it down on two blocks, the touch-hole downwards, build a strong fire underneath near the breech of the piece, until you think the temper is taken from the steel in the vent, turn it over, let it cool and drill it out. Question.--What will you do if a gun breaks loose at...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551257
  • 9781236551252