All That Remains is an Invoice: The 6-pdrs of Bennett and Lurges

I prefer to lead off a post about the cannons with a photo of a surviving gun.  Makes for easy conversation starter.  But in the case of the 6-pdrs produced by Bennett and Lurges there are no survivors, that I know of.  In fact, the only item to discuss is an invoice dated March 21,Continue reading “All That Remains is an Invoice: The 6-pdrs of Bennett and Lurges”

Counterfeit Parrotts: Confederate 10-pdr Production (Part 1)

Having worked in the discussion of Confederate 10-pdr Parrott rifles (2.9-inch or 3-inch bore size) now by comparing the guns on Henry Hill at Manassas, I’ll share my notes about production of the weapons.  The Confederate Parrotts were not, as indicated with the breech band construction, exacting copies of West Point (Federal) Parrotts.  Nor wasContinue reading “Counterfeit Parrotts: Confederate 10-pdr Production (Part 1)”