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Clays Russians28 Jun 2021 5:36 p.m. PST

I'm about to add some Turkish batteries to my collection. But,,, what types of ordinance did the field batteries use in the field, and- does anyone know what color the carriages were painted?
I've read the British supplied them with 9 pounders, but I've also seen a few illustration of a double carriage type gun in use (gribeauval system)?
Also-
I cannot find any reference to what pattern and make of muskets the infantry was issued.

Cuprum228 Jun 2021 7:45 p.m. PST

The Turkish infantry was armed with old French or English Brown Bess muskets. The shooters were armed with excellent French rifled guns (with a rod inside the barrel – I don't know the English term) from Tulle and St. Etienne, or Minier rifles.
Artillery carriages, according to the recollections of Russian officers, are painted green, horses are always white or very light in color. I have no information on the models of carriages.

Clays Russians29 Jun 2021 8:56 a.m. PST

Thank you for that, from photographs I suspected the muskets to be the tower percussion musket. It was a adequate infantry service musket prior to the minič system going into Vogue. I suspect the cannon and ordinance equipment would possibly had been gribeauval system and left ‘French artillery green' which would be the same color as the French field batteries using the new 12# Napoleon piece.

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