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Olaf 0331 Jan 2018 11:22 a.m. PST

What color were the gun carriages, metal work, and cannon barrels for the Austrian artillery in 1866?

From what I have seen the carriages are yellow ochre and metal work appears black, I assume this is correct?

With the cannon barrels I have seen them painted black and I have also seen them bronze, what is correct or was it based on the type of gun?

stecal Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2018 2:59 p.m. PST

That all seems correct. I believe the barrels are usually painted black, at least in war time.

Personally I paint rifled artillery with black barrels and smoothbores with shiny bronze so I can tell them apart on the game table.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2018 9:36 p.m. PST

Hi, Olaf. Does these help?

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Tom

mghFond31 Jan 2018 10:31 p.m. PST

Those links didn't work for me, said they were unavailable or I was not a member of the group.

Martin Rapier31 Jan 2018 11:39 p.m. PST

I do all the metalwork black, with ochre carriages.

Olaf 0301 Feb 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

Thanks for the responses.

Tom, unfortunately I am not on Facebook so I couldn't access the links.

stecal Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 8:00 p.m. PST

Here is an old thread on the same subject. TMP link

Ramming12 Feb 2018 3:17 a.m. PST

Yellow ochre carriages, metalwork on carriages painted black, barrels bronze, last time I saw one it looked dark brown. Wouldn't a painted barrel just peel with the heat ?

Olaf 0312 Feb 2018 11:35 a.m. PST

Thanks Ramming

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