Sort of a slow blog day on this end. But in a few idle moments I was browsing around for what my pal XBrad calls ‘splodey video and ran across this demonstration of a 6-pdr Model 1841:
Good demonstration of the pendulum hausse sight in operation. But most impressive is that solid shot imbedded in the tree (around the 2 minute mark). Three foot shot groups at 200 yards is relatively good for a smoothbore. Back that out to 1000 yards and you still have good counter-battery fire. Wouldn’t want to be on either end of that exchange, though.