NATIONAL CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION

   INSPECTION CHECKLIST - MUZZLE-LOADING CANNON

 

ORDNANCE INSPECTION

 

__________Your overall first impression is favorable.

 

The Tube:

_______Tube is clean and free of rust or corrosion.

_______No sign of external damage or strains (bulges, cracks etc.)

_______Inside of the bore is clean and relatively smooth.

_______No internal signs of damage (lodgments, deep pits, etc.)

_______No sign of damage at breech of the bore.

_______On modern guns with liners, the liner is secure.

_______The vent is clear and of acceptable size (.20 or larger). #

_______No signs of cracks or bending around the trunnions.

 

The Carriage:

_______Wheels are tight and free of rot and insect infestation.

_______Body of the carriage is free of rot and insect infestation.

_______No pieces or parts missing cracked, bent or broken.

_______Wheels move freely.

_______Elevating mechanism works smoothly and properly.

_______None of the ironwork is coming loose.

_______Tube rotates freely on its trunnions.

_______Trunnion caps fit snugly and are properly keyed.

_______Lids of side boxes fit snugly.  (If carriage mounted)

_______Wood generally free of serious checking and splintering.

_______Wheel hub does not gouge the end of the axletree.

_______Linchpin is not digging into wheel hub.

 

Equipment:

________All necessary equipment is present.

________Sponge is in good condition and fitted to the bore.

________Rammer head is secure and free of cracks.

________Prongs of the worm are sharp, not bent and sharply fitted to bore.

________Smaller items in good condition (linstock, thumbstall, buckets, etc.)

 

 

 

 

               

#  Vents should be .20 inches or larger and free of cracks and rough crevices. Most smooth irregularities

     are acceptable, but vents should have no deep pitting or cracks.

 

 

 

 

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