The Paixhans gun

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The Paixhans gun

Post by Henry K » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:38 pm

Hello fellow forum members. I have a question about Paixhans gun. How large was the bursting charge (how much powder was inside) of Paixhans gun shell?
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Re: The Paixhans gun

Post by OpanaPointer » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:06 pm

Wiki speaketh thusly:

The charge varied from 10 lbs. 12 oz to 18 lbs [4.9-8.2 kg] of powder.

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