3-Inch F.P.S. Co Brass Cartridge Case Dated 1917

In stock
3-Inch F.P.S. Co Brass Cartridge Case Dated 1917


Order Lead Times

INERT 3-Inch F.P.S. Co Brass Cartridge Case Dated 1917.

See more information below...

INERT 3-Inch F.P.S. Co Brass Cartridge Case Dated 1917. 76.2x273.

During the second half of the 1890s, the so-called "quick-firing revolution" was underway, and many countries, from Russia and Germany to the Transvaal Republic, started to adopt guns with some recoil systems, but the Army adopted an outdated 3.2-inch gun M1897 instead. Quickly realizing the mistake, the Ordnance Department, alongside the M1897 production, started development of what was termed an "accelerated-fire gun," and Captain Charles B. Wheeler designed a 3-inch gun that allowed more shots to be made faster but still required to relay the gun after each shoot. However, by 1900, when its procurement was underway, the first concrete information about the revolutionary French Canon de 75 modèle 1897 was declassified, and new true quick-firing designs with a long recoil by private manufacturers emerged in Europe, and the Commanding General of the United States Army Nelson A. Miles lobbied Secretary of War Elihu Root to block the process. In 1901, long-recoil guns were tested and deemed superior, so in 1902, the Ordnance Department combined Wheeler's piece and an Ehrhardt piece (probably similar to the Norwegian M1901) in one design. The features of rifling, breech-loading with fixed ammunition, and a hydraulic-spring system to absorb the gun's recoil and quickly return it to the firing position combined to improve the range, accuracy, and rate of fire of the gun compared with previous weapons, allowing it to be used more effectively in operations with infantry.

Approx length ", Approx width ", Approx weight lbs.

Pictures are stock images of our inventory. Unless otherwise noted, you will not be receiving the exact item shown in the pictures. The pictures are representative of the item's general condition. The item you receive might be slightly better, or worse, condition than was shown in the pictures.

Please visit our page about order lead times here: Order Lead Times

Copyright © 2024 Ordnance.com. All rights reserved.