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'I doubt it.
Once again, you are taking one quotation out of mid air and building a tower of tablets of stone out of it.
You make it sound as if everyone but the French was cobbling non-standardized cannon and carriages together out of cheese and string in several different factories, with no vestige of overall control or inspection.
I am sure this was not the case.
If the British, Prussians, Austrians, Hanoverians, Hessians, Russians and others all kept `sealed patterns` of bits of lace, badges and buttons - which they DID - you will never convince me that the rulers just opened the palace window and shouted: `Hey, we need some guns and ammo . . . and don`t worry, any size or material will do!`
That is a mad extrapolation of your quote and has no basis in fact.
Back to the ouija board.'

To be blunt, horse pucky. If you don't agree, then prove me wrong. That you haven't been able to do in any of the artillery discussions, nor have some of the other members. Ridicule and outlandish statements don't make a cohesive argument, they merely demean the poster making them and do not contribute to the discussion. That is too bad. However, your viewpoint undoutbedly is that if it is of French origin it has to be bad. You've taken that view on most French subject matter of the period and most of what you've stated is incorrect and you cannot back it up.

Sincerely,
K

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