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James 3.80-inch Rifle
Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: March 16, 2009
Caption: James 3.80-inch Rifle
Additional Description: One of two James Rifles located at the battery position. This example is known by modern historians as a "Type 2, Series 2," of an early production batch. The rifle has 10 lands and grooves. It has the inscription
James Rifle Cannon
Manufactured by
Ames Mfg. Co.
on the barrel. A weight stamp, indicating 920 pounds, is under the knob. The other James Rifle is from a later batch, "Type 2, Series 4," produced in 1862, also by Ames, also weighing 920 pounds. It has a registry number 54 on the muzzle.
Submitted: July 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p72412
File Size: 1.215 Megabytes

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