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One Pound Gun

Photographs taken by website author.

Below are two views of a one pound gun that was on the USS Oregon during the Spanish-American War. The left photo is the view that a gunner had. To the left of the gun is a shoulder rest and to the top and just to the right is the sighting mechanism. The right photo is the gun and stand. These weapons had very short range and were mainly used as close in defense, such as small boats approaching the ship. This gun is located in the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon. 

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