"Armor-piercing shells are projectiles so constructed as to bore through the metallic plates with which modern ships of war are coated."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Armor-Piercing Shell

"Armor-piercing shells are projectiles so constructed as to bore through the metallic plates with which…

"Armor-piercing shells are projectiles so constructed as to bore through the metallic plates with which modern ships of war are coated."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Armor-Piercing Shell

"Armor-piercing shells are projectiles so constructed as to bore through the metallic plates with which…

The Serpentine was a cannon used in the sixteenth century.

Serpentine Cannon

The Serpentine was a cannon used in the sixteenth century.

A cylindrical, usually metal casing containing the primer and charge of ammunition for firearms.

Bullet Cartridge

A cylindrical, usually metal casing containing the primer and charge of ammunition for firearms.

"GRAPE-SHOT. A projectile discharged from a cannon, having much of the destructive spread of case-shot with somewhat of the range and penetrative force of solid shot." -Whitney, 1911

Grapeshot

"GRAPE-SHOT. A projectile discharged from a cannon, having much of the destructive spread of case-shot…

An illustration of an early field gun.

Early Field Gun

An illustration of an early field gun.

"At the command load each front-rank man or skirmisher faces half right and carries the right foot to the right, about one foot." — Moss, 1914

Load

"At the command load each front-rank man or skirmisher faces half right and carries the right foot to…

"With the right hand he turns and draws the bolt back." — Moss, 1914

Load

"With the right hand he turns and draws the bolt back." — Moss, 1914

"Takes a loaded clip and inserts the end in the slip slots, places the thumb on the powder space of the top cartridge, the fingers extending around the piece and tips resting on the magazine floor plate." — Moss, 1914

Load

"Takes a loaded clip and inserts the end in the slip slots, places the thumb on the powder space of…

"Carries the hand to the small of the stock." — Moss, 1914

Load

"Carries the hand to the small of the stock." — Moss, 1914

"Each rear rank moves to the right foot, takes a similar position opposite the interval to the right of his front rank man, muzzle of the piece extending beyond the front rank and loads."

Load

"Each rear rank moves to the right foot, takes a similar position opposite the interval to the right…

A metallic cartridge used in small arms and small artillery pieces.

Military Shell

A metallic cartridge used in small arms and small artillery pieces.

"Take an empty pistol ammunition box or a similar well-made box, remove the top and cut notches in the ends to fit the rifle closely. Place the rifle in these notches with the trigger guard close to and outside one end." — Moss, 1914

Sighting rest for rifle

"Take an empty pistol ammunition box or a similar well-made box, remove the top and cut notches in the…