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By Kevin F. Kiley

ISBN-10: 1853675830

ISBN-13: 9781853675836

Napoleon used to be an artilleryman earlier than he used to be an emperor. He understood the facility and effectiveness of cannon and their skill to pulverize defenses, lessen fortresses, and damage assaults. And in go back, the weapons received Napoleon battles. by means of taking a look at specific battles intimately, Kevin Kiley exhibits simply how the potent employment of artillery may well tip the scales of victory. Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars unearths a lot at the technical features of gunnery through the period--how weapons have been positioned, their diversity, what calibers have been most well-liked, how artillery operated. Kiley additionally appears at some of the personalities concerned and the variation among gunnery and mediocre artillery. Illustrated with attractive line drawings and infrequent modern plates, this distinct publication finds an entire new measurement of the Napoleonic interval. according to years of study into laws of the interval, eyewitness bills of artillerymen, and fabric culled from professional reviews, it is a definitive account.

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Ithaca M37 Ithaca Arms received a contract for their M37 Riot, Trench, and training guns during 1941 prior to the Pearl Harbor attack. The M37 design was based on the earlier Remington Model 1917 (M17), the patents on which had run out by 1937 when the M37 was introduced. Like the Remington M10 used in World War I, the M37 ejected downward. 3lb in riot-gun format. Although Ithaca delivered 12,433 shotguns of all types to the US Government during the war, only 1,422 were M37 Trench Guns. Many of the other shotguns were obtained early in the war when the US Government was purchasing any shotguns available.

However, the Atchisson never went into production. Another design that generated some interest during the Vietnam era was the “US Naval Special Operations Weapon” (SOW). Developed beginning in 1970 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren, Virginia, the SOW was a select-fire 12-gauge shotgun that could fire from either a 20-round double-column magazine or a belt. To enable better control on full-automatic fire, the SOW was equipped with a forward pistol grip on the left side and a collapsible stock.

It was, however, used by the Marines for decades afterward. (Jeff Moeller & Mike Spradlin) Remington M870 The Remington M870 has been for decades the most popular slide-action combat shotgun with US law-enforcement agencies, as well as foreign government agencies. It has also seen service with US military units. During 1969, a version of the M870 was developed for the USMC to supplement the Corps’ aging supply of shotguns. Designated the Model 870 Mk I, this USMC M870 was based on the standard Remington M870 “Wingmaster” with a 21in barrel fitted with a bayonet adaptor for the M7 bayonet used on the M16 rifle, rifle sights, an extended seven-round magazine tube, and a parkerized finish.

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