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    Civil War New Jersey Marked 3 Ordnance Rifle on Period Carriage. The tube for this gun is believed to have come from the sea wall around Bannerman's Island many years ago. Some restoration has been done to the outside of the tube with the remaining pitting readily repaired by a competent restorer. Also the bore has been enlarged and a sleeve inserted. Before this gun can be fired this sleeve will have to be replaced. The gun cannot be fired in its current configuration. The top of the tube is marked "N. J." rather than US. The state of New Jersey is known to have purchased a small number of 3" rifles with several other examples known including one on display at Ft. Clinch, Florida. The rare original wooden carriage has been restored with parts from a No. 1 and No. 2 Prairie carriage. Some excellent wood restoration has been done although some additional work should be done by a competent restorer. The iron carriage parts are all original. The right cheek frame is marked "US Watervliet Arsenal" and the left is marked "No. 471, 1862". The muzzle markings are not visible because of the sleeve. Great for display with a Civil War collection as is or a superb restoration project for a Civil war re-enactment artillery unit.Included are six tools. From the Michael Yeck Collection.
    Dimension:
    Iron barrel, 73" to end of cascabel
    2.5" bore
    Trunnion 3.5" in diameter, 15" wide from end to end of the trunnions
    Wheels approx. 58" in diameter, wood spokes, iron rims
    Overall length to carriage trail approx. 11 feet 5 inches




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    June, 2013
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