Hughes breech-loading cannon

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Type Field gun
Place of origin  Confederate States of America
Service history
In service 1862–1865
Used by  Confederate States of America
Wars American Civil War
Production history
Designed 1861
Manufacturer Street & Hungerford Company
Produced 1861
Barrel length 120.65 cm

Caliber 38.1 mm
Breech Strikerless turning bolt
Carriage box trail

The Hughes breech-loading cannon 38.1mm gun was designed in 1861 and used by the Confederate States of America. It was produced by the manufacturer Street & Hungerford Company. It was a breech-loading cannon; the breech of the cannon is uniquely like a bolt-action but has no firing pin in its bolt.

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