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The first casting operation in midNovember produced a Coehorn-type mortar, and subsequent castings will produce a second mortar and a British light infantry three-pounder - a small cannon designed for mobility and intended for infantry support. Light infantry threepounders consisted of a 41 -inch barrel mounted on a wooden carriage. The barrels were produced at the Royal Brass Foundry at Woolwich, England, between 1776 and 1778, primarily for use in North America during the American Revolution.
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