CONFEDERATE 7" BLAKELY RIFLE (Base 9"x 6.75")
A Blakely rifle (Base 9"x 6.75") is one of a series of muzzle-loading rifled cannon design by British army officer, Captain Theophilus Alexander Blakely. They were widely sold outside the British army, and were best known for their use by the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. The foundries manufactured Blakely rifles (cannons with rifled barrels) in a number of sizes. The Blakely rifle became fondly known as the “Alabama gun” by the Confederates when the CSS Alabama was armed with 7" Blakelys.
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