Contents of the 9 Pdr Field Gun Ammunition Wagon

As taken from the Artillerists Manual by Major FA Griffiths RA dated 1854

Below is described the contents of the Limber and Ammunition Wagon for the 9 Pdr SB field gun which was used by Volunteer Units in WA. The completeness of this kit is always open for debate when dealling with a Volunteer Unit.

            Near Box                           Middle Box                           Off Box                             

                                                         6 Solid Shot

                                                 8 3lb Cartridges

                                              6 Portfires (on lid)

4 Common Case      

                                                          Slow Match

 

 

                                                          6 Shrapnell

                                                  8 3lb Cartridges

50 Empty Flannel                 6 31/2oz Bursters Cartridges 

                                                               24 Fuzes

                                                        Quick Match

1 Washer

 

1 Linchpin

 

2 Couples

Fore Box

6 Solid Shot

 

8 3lb Cartridges                        4 Common Case

 

6 Portfires on lid

 

                                                         1 Tube Pocket

6 Solid Shot

 

8 3lb Cartridges

                                                                100 Tubes

Slow Match

15 Sets Horse Shoes                                                               15 Sets Horse Shoes

 

                                                      8 Shrapnell

                                                                                                                   8 Solid Shot

                                                13 3lb Cartridges

16 Solid Shot                                                                                 14 3lb Cartridges

                                                 8 31/2oz Bursters

 

                                                     Quick Match                     32 Fuzes in 4 Bundles

9 3lb Cartridges

Hind Box

8 Solid Shot                               8 Solid Shot

 

14 3lb Cartridges                 14 3lb Cartridges

                                                                                              16 Solid Shot in 2 Teirs

50 Empty Flannel                  50 Empty Flannel

 

1 Skein Marline                    1 Skein Marline

 

1 Skein Hambro Line          1 Skein Hambro Line

 

Slow Match                                Slow Match