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Websites or information on old artillery pieces?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lucky, Jan 24, 2008.

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  1. Lucky

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    Looking for information on period artillery pieces, 1500-1900, if anyone has sites with good information on them. Especially interested in British pieces if possible.
     
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    wikipedia is a good place to start if you know exactly what model you are looking for... usually they will have secondary sources listed at the bottoms of their articles... also, ive seen a lot of really nice hardback books on stuff like this sitting on the discount clearance shelves at bookstores, usually for much less than 50% of the cover price... they make great coffee table books
     
  3. Lucky

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    No idea what specific piece though. Just looking for a region-appropriate period piece. Guess it's time to call the local historic fort.

    Strange there's no site on these. Give it time I guess.
     
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    I once found a British Artillery website that was very comprehensive. For the 19th century you might want to contact Fort Henry in Kingston, ON. They have a lot of period artillery pieces there and some staff that are very knowledgable. They gave my National Guard unit (Division Artillery HQS Staff) a very informative tour focusing on artillery.
     
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    You could try your library, and see if they have anything by Ian Hogg - I seem to recall a few books on artillery by him.
     
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