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  • 6 Pound Solid Shot

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    6 Pound Solid Shot -

    GUN: 6-pounder smoothbore, 3.67-inch caliber

    WEIGHT: 6 pounds 5 ounces

    CONSTRUCTION: Solid shot

    SABOT: Wooden cup (missing)

    FUZING: None

    This was the most common 6-pounder smoothbore projectile used by both Federal and Confederate forces.  According to Gibbon's The Artillerist's manual,"...that a 6 or 12-pong ball will go through six men at 800 yards' distance."  Gibbon also states that "...solid shot is of very little effect upon earthen parapets, unless it passes through, in which case it soon knocks them down.  At 600 yards, shot from field-guns will penetrate from 5 to 6 1/2 feet into newly throw-up earth." 

    Inventory Number: ART 119