Field Artillery No. 6


Three-Inch Ordnance Rifle

This sturdy, accurate wrought iron gun could shoot great distances.

Developed by John Griffen in 1855.

Considered superior to the Parrott, one thousand of these were bought by the North,
and prized as captured weapons by the South.

It usually shot Hotchkiss Schenkl patented shells or case shot.

The tube is 73 inches long and weighs 816 lbs. The powder charge is one pound.

The range at 5 degrees elevation was 1835 yards. (One mile equals 1760 yards.)


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