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Re: Civil war sights in napoleonic cannons

I am sorry this has taken so long. I found a reference to a post Civil War siege gun with four holes on the breech face that were thought to be for an experimental sight. This is all it stated. I lost the URL, and have been trying, without success, to relocate it. I will keep looking. Below is material related to Civil War artillery - none of which answers your question. The first item I thought promising. It is an offset breech sight, but it only requires one screw hole.

A reproduction sight:

Seacoast Artillery Elevation Screw and Rear Sight

"These are both completely functional assemblies made up of 18 separate, finely machined parts. The authentic 1/6 scale rear sight has adjustments for windage and elevation."

Friction Primer:

A pendulum hausse:

Cannon Sights - Civil War Artillery:
http://www.civilwarartillery.com/equipment/cannonsights.htm

Civil War Artillery Glossary:
http://www.civilwarartillery.com/glossary/glossary.htm

Civil War Artillery Bibliography:
http://www.civilwarartillery.com/bibliography.htm

Brig. Gen. John Gibbon, 1827-1896;
Maj. Gen. from June 7, 1864.

Civil War Artillery Manuals:

The Artillerist's Manual (1860) by John Gibbon, 1827-1896: https://archive.org/details/artilleristsman00gibbgoog

The artillerist's manual: comp. from various sources, and adapted to the service of the United States. Illustrated by engravings (1863) by John Gibbon, 1827-1896: https://books.google.com/books?id=ZaEtAAAAYAAJ

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