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piccinino12 Sep 2017 5:29 a.m. PST


Does anyone have any images of the 3 pounders that Jacobites and British government troops, would have used at Culloden?

How did the barrels and carriages vary from French guns? There seems to be more details of French guns easily available.

Lowtardog12 Sep 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

I looked but could only find the shot (pardon the pun) from the one at the Culloden site? rather strange considering how famous a campaign it is

William Ulsterman15 Sep 2017 12:09 a.m. PST

The French 4 pounders were a copy of a Swedish gun – a longer barrel. Called the Brocard 4 pounder M1740, I believe.

The British used what they called a long 3 pounder – the carriage look heavier than the more modern French 4 pounder – it has box type containers on the axles and it had a large block of wood under the gun barrel.

Have a look at this blog, most interesting: link

piccinino22 Sep 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

Cheers William Ulsterman. That link is very helpful. I'll need to see if i can get enough from it to have a the guns made.

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