Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest, via North Florida
Beats me on the details, you all have what I have. The mount itself sort of suggested maybe a mortar bed of a late 1800s type, but there wasn't any way for me to be sure. I just don't have any books that show each US mortar bed through that timeframe.
The 'tube' looking thing almost looked it had rifling but I couldn't tell for sure. The back end looked odd, as it tapered down at the back end (or what looks like the back).
It doesn't look like any RR equipment I've ever seen from that timeframe, though.
"When all else fails, call for indirect fire on your position, AND GET THE **** OUT!"
-Exact words of one of my 'call for fire' class instructors.
Former US Army Ordnance officer and lover of all things what go BOOM!