USV Safety Regulations

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                  Battalion - Battalion and Battery officers
                  Battery-Battery and Section officers
M. All horse drawn guns will be organized into a Battalion or Battery to serve together. The Chief of Artillery will choose the commander of this unit. This unit at many times will be under the direct authority of the Commanding General and the Chief of Artillery due to their needs of deployment on the field.
N. Morning Reports and other paper work will be issued daily and turned in at Battery headquarters, consolidated, then sent to Battalion headquarters and then sent to Division hcadquarters. Times will be posted when paperwork is to be turned in.


Full scale No.1 or No.2 carriage with 57-inch wheels. Full scale original or reproduction, 6 pounder smoothbore or rifled, 12 pounder smootbbore or rifled, 12 pounder Napoleon, 12 pounder howitzer, 2.9 inch Parrot rifle, 3 inch Parrot rifle, 3 inch Ordnance rifle. Other types will be accepted if tube and carriage are of proper period type. A photograph accompanying registration form would help guarantee acceptance. On all carriages, cheeks and trunion straps must be thoroughly bolted; all cheeks must be through bolted to trail. NO LAG BOLTS.
Reproduction gun bores should be lined with seamless steel tubing with a rninimum 3/8 inch wall thickness and yield a strength of 85,000 PSI or greater. Breechplug should be expertly installed by a competent manufacturer. San colored bored are not acceptable. The vent should be lined with a threaded vent liner similar to an original gun vent liner in order to provide an unbroken passage through the casting and the liner into the bore. Original gun bores should be lined or tested for metal strength by a competent metallurgy company. All tubes and carriages must be free of rot, rust and in good working order to be acceptable. NO MOUNTAIN HOWITZERS, SUB-SCALE GUNS OR MORTARS unless approved for certain rare uses by Federal forces in the Eastern Theater of Operations.


Full scale limber carriage and chest with 57-inch wheels. Limber chest should be constructed and resemble an original in looks and size. The chest is used to contain prepared rounds and srnall equipment. The chest should have a center divider and a removable tray for small equipment. Friction primers are not to be stored in the limber chest (see ignition devices). The chest should have a self-closing lid restricted to opening at no greater than 80 degree angle. The lid chest should be arched as the original to repel water. The chest lid should be covered with heavily painted canvas or copper (copper preferred). The chest lid should seal the chest with a lip all the way around as the original. This will prevent sparks from entering the chest and exploding the rounds inside. NO flat top lids without lip to seal the chest will be allowed. The chest must be provided with a hasp and lock. The chest is to be kept locked when not serving ammunition. The interior of the chest must be constructed with non-ferrous materials (copper nails). If ferrous nails or screws are used, they must be countersunk and heads puttied over. The chest must be kept clean and free from loose powder. No bulk powder or unauthorized equipment should be stored in the chest (Cordless electric drill, hammer, screwdriver, pliers or other things that could cause sparks). Only the Chief of the Piece or Number 6 should be responsible for opening or locking the chest. No one else, regardless of rank, should be allowed in the chest except during inspections.


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