In November and December 2012 I built a model of the Lee-Brooke Gun. Since the time I wrote about my build, I have received several requests for more information about this gun. I decided to consolidate my notes into one blog post to make reference easier.
This was the first ever railroad artillery piece. It had several names including the Land Merrimack or Dry Land Merrimack. Now I call it the Lee-Brooke gun based on Dr David Schneider's research. I have written about my model of this gun in several blog posts.
|Note that the muzzle of the gun is not smooth like most Brooke naval guns but has a swell and muzzle moldings.|
|Animated gif from stereoscopic photos|