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    Elevating Screw Seat Mounting Holes

These threaded holes are also in the smallest reinforcing band and located at the bottom-dead-center of the tube where the tip of the elevating screw would support the breech end of the tube. In this era, almost all artillery tubes were produced with a `preponderance` of weight behind the trunnions to facilitate elevation of the tube. This method of getting the breech down and the muzzle up was a lot simpler than having 10 or 12 artillerymen `dogpile` the breech end of the tube! Markings on the upper jaw face indicate that preponderance on the original tube was 1,470 pounds.


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