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Fort Sam Houston in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

M-1905 Field Gun

3” Towed on M-1902 Carriage

 
 
M-1905 Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
1. M-1905 Field Gun Marker
Inscription.
Adoption of the 3" field gun in 1902 gave the US Army its first rapid fire, breechloading gun with a hydrospring recoil system capable of indirect fire. The complete gun section included the gun and a caisson with 70 rounds of fixed ammunition.

Weight 2,400 lb
Crew 17
Range 800 yd
Rate of fire 20 rpm
Ammunition High Explosive, Shrapnel, Chemical, Armor Piercing (Shot)

SAM1659
 
Erected by Fort Sam Houston Museum.
 
Location. 29° 26.624′ N, 98° 27.819′ W. Marker is in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker can be reached from Liscum Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker and gun are on display about 75 feet from the SW corner of the Quadrangle, adjacent to the parking area. Access is restricted due to Fort Sam Houston being an active military installation. Marker is in this post office area: Jbsa Ft Sam Houston TX 78234, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M-56 Howitzer 105mm Towed (Yugoslavia) (a few steps from this marker); Ft. Sam Houston Quadrangle and Staff Post (within shouting distance of this marker); M-48 Medium Tank 90mm "Patton"
M-1905 Field Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
2. M-1905 Field Gun and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); M-59 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker); Bullis House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sam Houston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tether Wall (approx. mile away); Ludwig Mahncke (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sam Houston.
 
Also see . . .
1. M1902 3 Inch Field Gun. (Submitted on June 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Fort Sam Houston. (Submitted on June 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 1920 Handbook of Artillery. (Submitted on June 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentIndustry & CommerceMilitary
 
M-1905 Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
3. M-1905 Field Gun
M-1905 Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
4. M-1905 Field Gun
Quadrangle and tower in background.
M-1905 Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
5. M-1905 Field Gun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,830 times since then and 161 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on June 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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