With these guns, a few guards were able to control thousands of prisoners. Canister could cut a wide swath through a crowd.
Bronze, 884 lbs.
Smoothbore, diameter 3.67 inches
Solid shot, Case shot, Canister
Solid shot 1,523 yds.
Case shot 1,200 yds.
Canister effective to 6oo yds.
(1) Solid shot - attached to wooden sabot with tin straps.
(2) Shell - complete fixed round. Cartridge bag tied to sabot. Paper bag in place.
(3) Case Shot - contained 4.5-ounce burster and 78 musket balls.
(4) Canister - contained 27 cast iron shot, average weight 0.43 pound in tin case, nailed to sabot