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Pocher ‘Field Gun’: anybody know the prototype?

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This is a Pocher gun I would like to restore. 20191120_202737.thumb.jpg.72d203b2c023858d437f1074e2c8c3b1.jpg

 

Problem is, I’m having trouble nailing down what full size gun the model represents. As far as I have can see the Pocher literature describes it as an ‘English Field Gun Model 1800’. Anybody here know if that was the proper name of a specific field gun? If so, an accurate drawing would be great.

By the way, the Pocher kit number was C/03.

Thanks,

Bruce

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This from "British Smooth-Bore Artillery"  I don't know if the picture insertion will work.  I am regressing when it comes to technology.

 

The drawings seem to differ slightly from the kit but if you want I will scan them.  On second thought, I am not sure if that is an infringement of copyright.

 

 

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Thanks John, that is a good start. Scanning for personal use is no sin so I would be grateful. I imagine the Pocher team worked from a museum piece somewhere but drawings should give me a chance to compare dimensions/shapes.

BTW, is the big chicken still at the junction of Roswell and 41?

 

Bruce

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The Big Chicken is still there although it was redone maybe  15 years ago.  The beak moves and the eyes roll again.  There was some concern that no one would be able to give directions if they tore it down  (Turn right at the Big Chicken...)   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Chicken

 

I will try to get the scans done today.  Fingers crossed.

 

Book Cover photo.

 

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I have about 20 pictures of about 425kb each.  I took pictures of "The Light Equipments" chapter figuring you might need the text (which I found a bit confusing when it came to dates) along with some diagrams.  Would it be better to email these to you?

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Whoa John, no heroics! I have found a PDF of the book but it doesn't seem to have all the illustrations. Do you mind telling me the page numbers and I will check to see if they tie up? Can't spot the page you posted when I trawl through the PDF.

Thanks,

Bruce

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3 minutes ago, JohnLea said:

I have about 20 pictures of about 425kb each.  I took pictures of "The Light Equipments" chapter figuring you might need the text (which I found a bit confusing when it came to dates) along with some diagrams.  Would it be better to email these to you?

Cross posted. I will send you a link to my dropbox in a message if that suits better, please let me know.

Thanks

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The chapter titled The Light Equipments begins on Page 65 and ends with Page 84.  The photo is of Page 73 which is unnumbered in my copy.  You should have drawings on pages 69, 74, 75, 77, 72, 83.

 

Barrels are covered in an earlier chapter with drawings on Pages 32 & 33.

 

Sorry for the slow response.

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Hello John, and my apologies for the delay: thought I had posted but …. more evidence that I am getting old!

My ‘British Smoothbore Artillery’ turns out to be a different item. It is a thesis, good reading but not the Hughes book.

Thanks for directing me to it. Having looked at information available it is clear that I want the Hughes book, so until I find a copy at a price I can tolerate I am checking with my local library to see if they can access a copy.

 

Thanks again,

Bruce

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