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 Posted: Thu Oct 25th, 2012 03:25 am
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The term Napoleon originally came from the type of artillery piece that Napoleon improved upon and made the backbone of his artillery units. He redesigned the gun carriage to make it stronger,yet not really increasing the weight, but making it easier to deploy around the field.
Easy way to distinguish a Parrot type gun is to look for the extra band of cast iron around the breech. The 10 pounder Parrot rifle and 3 inch Ordnance rifle were the most popular and numerous with the Union units.
My ex-girl friend's father has an original 3 inch Ordnance rifle. I should say all the metal parts including the barrel are original, the wood has been replaced.

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