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    Rear Details on the 100 Pdr. Chassis at Fort Totten in 1864

Wheel forks, traverse circle wheels with 3 degree conical surfaces, the rear transom which rigidly joins the I-beam rails. Do you see the artilleryman`s pant leg through the rectangular opening in the bottom center of the rear transom? We believe that this opening was a standard feature with this chassis which allowed a tiller-like piece of iron to protrude to facilitate traverse of the carriage based on the extra leverage offered by a longer lever. The two counter-hurters are absolutely essential to the normal operation of the gun. Without applying them, the tube and upper carriage would dismount with each and every shot. When the gun is in `battery`, these friction brakes are placed behind the bottom edge of both cheeks and are tightened enough to stop the rearward movement of the carriage WELL BEFORE IT LEAVES THE CHASSIS. From shooting our our companies` gun, prototype No. 3, we have a body of empiracle evidence that this last statement is true.


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