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7pdr RML on unusual carriage
« on: September 02, 2013, 07:01:03 PM »
This 7 pr RML (3inch bore) is on a rather unusual carriage. After a lot of searching I have identified it as a 1900 new pattern Naval carriage for an 12pr 8cwt BL. Why it is fitted to this carriage I do not know.
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Re: 7pdr RML on unusual carriage
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 04:45:12 PM »
Here is another carriage of the same pattern this time with a later 12pr 12cwt of 1942. Used by the Royal Navy for their gun runs.
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Re: 7pdr RML on unusual carriage
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 08:15:19 PM »
Hi David,

The RML gun shown is I believe a 9Pr, 8cwt on a naval carriage. This style of naval carriage is not so uncommon and I have attached two photographs of the same arrangement in private collections.

While the calibre of the 7 Pr and the 9 Pr are both 3" with a shell diameter of 2.94" the 7 Pr has a twist of 1 in 60" ie 20 calibres and the 9 Pr is 1 turn in 90", ie 30 calibres with the shell studs having slight variation in their detail design. Just for interest I have attached photographs of the 9 Pr Common shell and the Shrapnel.

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Re: 7pdr RML on unusual carriage
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 01:31:36 PM »
Thanks hampshireman.
That answers the question.
Unfortunately the weight marking on the barrel was not there!
David Moore

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