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muzzle loadingclick to hear

The muzzle characterized all nonportable firearms such as cannon and mortar.
muzzle loading astragal trunnion wheel cheek wedge muzzle chase second reinforce first reinforce vent base ring button carriage barrel

astragal click to hear

The moldings used to join the various sections of the barrel together.

trunnion click to hear

Cylindrical piece used to rest the barrel on the carriage and to pivot it when setting up the shot.

wheel click to hear

cheek click to hear

The sides of the muzzle loading carriage.

wedge click to hear

Device used to adjust and secure the barrel in a specific firing position.

muzzle click to hear

Opening through which the projectile left the barrel.

chase click to hear

Part between the muzzle and the second reinforce.

second reinforce click to hear

Part between the first reinforce and the chase and next to the trunnions.

first reinforce click to hear

The thickest part of the barrel where the powder charge exploded.

vent click to hear

Opening in the barrel for igniting the powder charge.

base ring click to hear

Molding around the back end of the barrel.

button click to hear

Ball at the back end of the barrel that was used to lift the cannon.

carriage click to hear

Base of the barrel that was used to aim and move the cannon.

barrel click to hear

Cylindrical tube used to fire projectiles.