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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
Ames Mfg. Co.
1861on 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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