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Breech of Gun
Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: March 17, 2009
Caption: Breech of Gun
Additional Description: The breech of this gun has a post and other moldings which indicate the gun was modified with the insertion of a 8-inch rifle sleeve. This modification was done in the 1880s in order to extend the life of obsolete smoothbore guns.
Submitted: May 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p64973
File Size: 1.069 Megabytes

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