Contents of the 9Pdr Field Gun Limber

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.

The Limber

Near Box

Off Box

6 Solid Shot                          4 Com Case

 

8 3lb Cartridges                1 Tube pocket

 

6 Portfires (On Lid)                100 Tubes

 

Slow Match                        1 Tin Primers

 

                                                   1 Hammer

 

6 Solid Shot

 

8 3lb Cartridges

4 Com. Case                       6 Solid Shot

1 Auger

1 Corkscrew                8 3lb Cartridges

2 Files

1 Funnel                          6 Portfires  On

2 Fuze Boxes                   1 Saw          Lid   (6 in each)

1 Knife

1 Mallet

2 Needles                              6 Shrapnel

1 Pincers                           8 3lb Cartridges

1 Saw Set                        6 31/2oz Bursters

1 Scissors                         Quick Match

1 Setter                             2 Fuze Bags,

1oz Worsted                        (6 in each)

Middle Box

1 Heavy Washer

1 Light Washer

1 Heavy Linchpin

1 Light Linchpin

2 Couples

 

1 Rammer Head

2 Portfire Sticks on Trail

Off Axletree Box

Near Axletree Box

Slow Match

 

1 Set Priming Irons

 

1 Tin Primers

 

 

 

2 Covers

1 Gun Lock                  Slow Match (3lb)

10 Flints                                                   

1 Prim Irons

2 Punches

2 Spikes

1 Doz Springs

1 Spunge Head

2 Thumb Stalls