Armstrong Gun

An Armstrong Gun was a uniquely designed type of rifled breech-loading field and heavy guns designed by Sir William Armstrong and manufactured in England beginning in 1855 by the Elswick Ordnance Company and the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich. Such guns involved a built-up gun construction system of a wrought-iron (later of mild steel) tube surrounded by multiple wrought-iron strengthening coils shrunk over the inner tube to keep it under compression.

Read more about Armstrong Gun:  The Armstrong Rifled Breechloading Guns of The 1850s-1860s, Return To Muzzle-loading Guns, Later Armstrong Breechloaders

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