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James Rifle, Type 1
Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: March 16, 2009
Caption: James Rifle, Type 1
Additional Description: What looks like a Model 1841 6-pdr Field Gun, on closer inspection, is actually a James rifle. Using the pattern of the field gun, Ames Foundry cast this piece in 1861. The bore was given a 15 groove rifling. Other than the trunnion stampings for the manufacturer and date, the only other marking visible is the weight, under the knob - 867 pounds.
Submitted: July 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p72436
File Size: 1.220 Megabytes

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