Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

 

Army:

Great Britain: Weight of Musket Balls

Weapon
Number to One Pound
Diameter of Ball in Inches
Number Made from 1 Ton of Lead
Wall Piece
6 3/4
.89
14,760
Musket
14 1/2
.68
32,480
Carbine
20
.60
44,800
Pistol
34
.51
78,048
7 Barrel Gun
46 1/2
.46
104,160

Notes:

1. Lead balls were packed in boxes each containing 100 pounds of balls.

2. About four pounds of lead in each 100 pounds was lost in casting.                                      

Source:

The Little Bombardier and Pocket Gunner London: T Egerton; 1801. P. 30

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2005

 



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