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APPENDICES-Continued.

Appendix 30 : Report on fabrication of 3.2-inch steel field guns at Water-
town Arsenal...

453
Appendix 31: Report on packing outfit for Hotchkiss mountain gun (17
plates)

471
Appendix 32: Report of principal operations at Cheyenne Ordnance Depot
during year ending June 30, 1886

489
Appendix 33: Russell's hydraulic buffer.

..(2 plates) 491
Appendix 34: Report of trials of carbine cartridges.

495
Appendix 35: Summary of reports on magazine guns issued for trial in serv-
ice, &c. (the Lee, the Chaffee-Reece, and Hotchkiss).

511
APPROPRIATIONS:
“Ordnance stores, 1887,” wholly inadequate...:

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"Armament of fortifications, 1887," failure to become a law of serious in-
jury to the Department ...

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APPORTIONMENT:

value of stores apportioned to the States and Territories under the law for
arming and equipping the militia....

.... (Appendix 4) 71
ARMAMENT OF FORTIFICATIONS:

serious embarrassment caused by failure of the regular fortifications ap-
propriation bill to become a law..

7,8,9
the recommendations of the Board on Fortifications or other Defenses,

appointed under act of March 3, 1885 (report made January 1886) fully
concurred in ....

8
summary of the condition of work under the appropriation, Armament of
Fortifications.

9
progress of the 12-in. B. L. rifles, cast iron, tubed with steel, and cast iron,
hooped and tubed with steel, both unfinished for want of funds

11
the experimental 12-in. M. L. rifled mortar, cast-iron, steel hooped on
trial.....

(See Appendix 11) 1
experimental 10-in. B. L. rifle, cast iron, wire wrapped, and steel, wire-

wrapped, work ceased from failure of appropriation.. (See Appendix 25) 12, 13
experimental 10-in. B. L. rifle, steel-hooped, progress slow

13
experimental 8-in. B. L. rifle, steel; gun completed June, 1886 (See Ap-
pendices 17 and 18)

13
the production of steel-gun forgings

16
sea-coast carriages; alterations..

19
Powlett pneumatic gun-carriage; partially tested
flank-defense torpedo lines; experimental...

21
breech-closing devices; the Yates

21
obturating primers

(See Appendix 28)
steel siege guns; experimental 5-in. B. L. rifle
tests of frictional resistance due to shrinkage..
experimental 7-in. B. L. rifled howitzer.

(See Appendix 14)
ARMING AND EQUIPPING THE MILITIA:

value of stores apportioned to each State and Territory -(Appendix 4)

list of stores issued to the militia in fiscal year 1886... .. (Appendix 5) 72
ARMOR-PLATE EXPERIMENTS:

report of Capt. D. A. Lyle of experiments at Spezia, Italy, to be published 6
ARMY:
stores issued to, in the fiscal year 1886 .

...(Appendix 3) 50
BAKER, CAPT. FRANK :

report of trials of carbine cartridges with a view to ascertain the cause of
reported failures....

. (Appendix 34) 495
BANDED PROJECTILES :
report on 8-inch experimental ...

(Appendix 13) 195
report on experimental bands for the 12-inch B. L. rifle, cast iron (Appen-
dix 21).

301
BENCH RELOADING TOOLS:
changed to conform to the new cartridge without wad

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BIRNIE, CAPT. ROGERS, JR.:

report upon the construction of experimental steel 8-inch B. L. rifle No. 1

(Appendix 17)
inspection report of 8-inch B. L. rifle, steel, No. 1

-(Appendix 18) 233
construction report of 12-inch projectiles with experimental bands for B.
L. rifle...

-(Appendix 21) 301
report of experiments made at the West Point Foundry to test the qualities

of a forged, oil-tempered and annealed Midvale steel trunpion-hoop when

applied under shrinkage to a cast-iron body... ... (Appendix 26)
longitudinal strength of oil-tempered and annealed rolled-steel gun hoop
(Appendix 27)

405

BLASTING GELATINE:

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report of experiments....

.(Appendix 15) 209
BOARD OX FORTIFICATIONS OR OTHER DEFENSES :

the report made to Congress on the 23d of January, 1886, is fully concurred
in by the Ordnance Department..

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BOARD FOR TESTING RIFLED CANNOX:
reports....

(Appendices 9, 10, 11)
report on the Yates B. L. 8-inch rifle..

.. (Appendix 9) 82
progress report on the 12-inch B. L. rifle, cast iron

(Appendix 103 113
progress report on the 12-inch M. L. rifled mortar, cast iron, hooped with
steel...

.(Appendix 11) 139
BOARD, ORDNANCE. (See Ordnance Board.)
reports

(Appendices 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)
BREECH-CLOSING DEVICES:
trial of the Yates did not prove satisfactory...

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CAMBRIA IRON COMPANY:

progress report of work; by Lieut. F. E. Hobbs....... ..(Appendix 24) 355
CANNON POWDER:
report on experimental......

.(Appendix 29) 449
CARBINES:
number manufactured in the fiscal year 1886......

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CARBINE CARTRIDGES :

report of trials to ascertain the cause of reported failures... (Appendix 34) 495
CARRIAGES, SEA-COAST:

alterations of, for the year have been confined to the pattern adopted for
the 8 inch M. L. rifle, converted.......

19
the Powlett pneumatic carriage; results of trials deemed favorable.... 20

report of trials of the Powlett pneumatic carriage.......... (Appendix 12) 189
CARRIAGES, FIELD-GUN:

funds needed to replace the wooden ones with improved metal carriages... 23
construction report of a proof-carriage for a 10-inch B. L. steel rifle with
attachments for mounting an 8-inch rifle ... ......(Appendix 20)

284
CARTRIDGES:

report of trials of the carbine cartridge to ascertain cause of reported
failures

.. (Appendix 34) 495
wads in carbine cartridges to be dispensed with in their future manu-
facture

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the Morse, to be issued to troops for trial

5
CHAFFEE-REECE MAGAZINE RIFLE:
letter to Secretary of War transmitting report of trials

4
summary of reports of the Army on trials of...

... (Appendix 35) 511
CHEYENNE ORDNANCE DEPOT:

report of principal operations for the fiscal year 1886.. ...... (Appendix 32) 489
CLIFFORD, CAPT. J. C.:
description of friction and electric obturating primers made at Frankford
Arsenal .

.(Appendix 28) 447
COLLEGES :
list of stores distributed to..

..... (Appendix 7) 78
CONSTRUCTION OF ORDNANCE:
reports.

(Appendices 17-30)
CONSTRUCTION REPORTS:

progress report on the 12-inch B. L. rifle, cast iron.......... (Appendix 10) 113
progress report on the 12-inch M. L. rifled mortar, cast iron, hooped with
steel

... (Appendix 11) 139
experimental steel 8-inch B. L. rifle No. 1; by Capt. R. Birnie, Jr. (Appen-
dix 17)

229
design for 7-inch siege howitzer, steel.

(Appendix 14) 203
inspection report of the experimental steel 8-inch B. L. rifle No. 1; bý
Capt. R. Birnie, Jr....

(Appendix 18) 253
the Yates 8-inch B. L. rifle (converted)

. (Appendix 19) 275
proof-carriage for 10-inch and 8-inch B. L. steel rifles (Appendix 20) 284
12-inch projectiles with experimental bands for 12-inch cast iron B. L.
rifle

.... (Appendix 21) 301
annual progress report of Capt. D. A. Lyle, inspector of ordnance at the
Sonth Boston Iron Works ..

... (Appendix 22) 309
progress report of Lieat. F. E. Hobbs, inspector of ordnance at the Mid-
vale Steel Works...

... (Appendix 23) 325
progress report of Lieut. F. E. Hobbs, inspector of ordnance at the Cam-
bria Iron Works

... (Appendix 24) 355
progress report of 10-inch B. L. rifle, cast iron, wire-wrapped; by Lieut.
William Crozier...

.(Appendix 25) 359
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CONSTRUCTION REPORTS—Continued.

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applying a steel trunnion-hoop under shrinkage to a cast-iron body (Ap-
pendix 26) ....

393
experimental trunnion-hoop for 8-inch steel B. L. rifle (Appendix II of Ap-
pendix 26)

402
longitudinal strength of oil-tempered and annealed rolled steel gun-hoops
(Appendix 27).

405
winding and dismantling an experimental wire-wound gun cylinder (Ap-

pendix 27a)...
description of the friction and electric obturating primers made at Frank-
ford Arsenal..

(Appendix 28)

447
experimental cannon powder.

(Appendix 29) 449
fabrication of 3.2-inch steel B. L. field guns

-Appendix 30) 453
CROZIER, LIEUT. WILLIAM:

progress report on construction of 10-inch B. L. rifle, cast-iron, wire-
wrapped

.... (Appendix 25) 359
report on winding and dismantling an experimental wire-wound gun cylin-
der ...

(Appendix 27a) 411
DEPOTS, ORDNANCE:

report of principal operations at the Cheyenne for the fiscal year 1886 (Ap-
pendix 32)..

489
ELECTRIC PRIMERS. (See Obturating primers.)
EXPENDIT('RES:
of the Ordnance Department for fiscal year 1886..

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EXPERIMENTAL GUNS. (See Construction reports.)
construction report of the 8-inch steel No. 1.

(Appendix 17) 229
inspection report of the 8-incb steel gun No. 1.

(Appendix 18) 253
the 10-inch B. L. rifle, cast-iron, wire-wrapped

- (Appendix 25) 359
the 12-inch B. L. rifle, cast-iron.....

(Appendix 10) 113
design for 7-inch howitzer, siege..

(Appendix 14) 203
the 12-inch M. L. rifled mortar, cast-iron, hooped with steel. (Appendix 11) 139
EXPERIMENTAL BANDS:
for 8-inch projectiles .

(Appendix 13) 195
for 12-inch projectiles

-(Appendix 21) 301
FABRICATIONS:
statement of, for the fiscal year 1886 .

(Appendix 1) 27
FIELD GUNS, STEEL..

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report on fabrication of 3.2-inch steel B. L.

(Appendix 309 453
FIELD-GUN CARRIAGES

23
FISCAL RESOURCES AND EXPENDITURES, 1886

3
FLAGLER, LIEUT. COL. D. W.:
packing outfit for the Hotchkiss mountain gun

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report on packing outfit for the Hotchkiss mountain gun.... (Appendix 31) 471
FLANK-DEFENSE TORPEDO LINES:

a progress report on experiments has been made by the Ordnance Board... 21
FORGINGS, STEEL. (See Construction of ordnance.)
FORTIFICATIONS, ARMAMENT OF. (See Armament of fortifications.)
FRICTION PRIMERS. (See Obturating primers.)
GELATINE, BLASTING:
report of experiments, by the Ordnance Board

.(Appendix 15) 209
GUNS:
report on the 8-inch B. L, rifle.

(Appendix 9) 82
progress report on the 12-inch B. L. rifle, cast-iron

-(Appendix 10) 113
progress report on the 12-inch M. L, rified mortar, cast iron, hooped with
steel

(Appendix 11)

139
design for a 7-inch siege howitzer

(Appendix 14) 203
construction report of the experimental steel 8-inch B. L. rifle No.1.(Ap-
pendix 17).

229
inspection report of the 8-inch experimental steel B. L. rifle No. 1. (Appen
dix 18)...

253
construction report of the 8-inch Yates B. L. rifle (converted). (Appendix 19) 275
construction report of 10-inch B. L. rifle, cast-iron, wire-wrapped.(Appen-
dix 25).

359
HAND-RELOADING TOOLS:

changed to conform to the change in the manufacture of cartridges (car-
bine) by the omission of wad....

5
HOBBS, LIEUT. F. E.:

progress report of work at the Midvale Steel Works ........ (Appendix 23) 325
progress report of work done by the Cambria Iron Company: (Appendix 24) 355
report on manufacture of an experimental forged trunnion-hoop for 8 inch
ateel B. L. rifle

402

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HOOPS, GUN; TRUNNION.

402
Hoops, GUN; TENSILE TESTS

405
HOTCHKISS MAGAZINE RIFLE:
report on the trials of

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summary of the reports of the Army on trials of..

(Appendix 35) 511
HOTCHKISS MOUNT IN GUN:
packing outfit for

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report on the packing outfit

(Appendix 31) 471
HOWARD, LIEUT. D. A. :

report on the construction of a proof-carriage for 10 and 8 inch steel B. L.
rifles.

. (Appendix 20) 284
HOWITZERS:
experimental 7-inch B. L. rifled (siege) steel

22
design for a 7-inch siege...

(Appendix 14) 203
HYDRAULIC BUFFER:
Capt. A. H. Russell's invention

24
communication of Captain Russell asserting his claim for priority in the in-

vention of the valved piston-head for hydraulic buffers used to check re-
coil of heavy guns....

(Appendix 33) 491
INSPECTION REPORT:
experimental 8-inch steel B. L. rifle No. 1....

.(Appendix 18) 253
INSPECTORS OF ORDNANCE:

annual report of Capt. D. A. Lyle at the South Boston Iron Works (Appen-
dix 22)

309
progress report of Lieut. F. E. Hobbs at the Midvale Steel Works (Appen-
dix 23).

325
progress report of Lieut. F. E. Hobbs at the Cambria Iron Company's
Works

(Appendix 24) 355
JOINT RESOLUTIONS OF CONGRESS:

list of stores distributed to Territories and States bordering thereon, un-
der.....

(Appendix 6) 77
LEE MAGAZINE RIFLE:
the report of trials in the Army

4
summary of reports of the Army on trial of....

.(Appendix 35) 511
LYLE, CAPT. D. A.:
*directed by the War Department to witness trials of chilled iron armor

against the steel forged projectiles from the 100-ton gun of the Italian
Government at Spezia...

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construction report of 8-inch Yates B. L. rifle, converted .... (Appendix 19) 275
report of inspections at the South Boston Iron Works, in the fiscal year
1886 ...

.. (Appendix 22) 309
MAGAZINE RIFLES:

summary of reports of the Army on trials of the Lee, Chaffee-Reece, and
Hotchkiss...

.(Appendix 35) 511
MARKSMANSHIP IN TIIE ARMY:
its importance and gro interest....

5
MATERIALS:

the present method of procuring supplies by advertisement and competitive

bidding in cases of current needs works delay and unnecessary expense.. 6
MEDALS:
as rewards for marksmanship in the Army..

5
MEDCALFE, LIEUT. WILLIAM M.:
report on experimental cannon-powder....

-(Appendix 29) 449
calculations and drawings for a 7-inch siege howitzer. .. (Appendix 14) 204
METALLIC AMMUNITION :
wads no longer used in manufacture of carbine cartridges ....

5
MIDVALE STEEL WORKS:
progress report of work done; by Lieut. F. E. Hobbs, inspector of ord-

.. (Appendix 23) 325
MILITIA:

the bill now before Congress for increased appropriation should become a
law

6
money value of stores apportioned to the States and Territories for the fiscal
year 1886...

(Appendix 4) 71
list of stores distributed to the States and Territories under the law for
arming and equipping the militia...

(Appendix 5) 72
MILITARY:

statement of stores issued to the military establishment (except militia) for
the fiscal year 1886

.(Appendix 3) 50

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MITCHAM, LIEUT. O. B.:

report of priucipal operations at the Cheyenne ordnance depot during the
fiscal year 1886

--(Appendix 32)
MORSE CARTRIDGE:

to be issued to troops for trial.......
MORTARS :

progress report on the 12-inch M. L. rifled, cast-iron, hooped with steel

(Appendix 11)
MOUNTAIN GUN:

packing outfit for the Hotchkiss.

report on a packing outfit; by Lt. Col. D. W. Flagler........ (Appendix 31)
OBTURATING PRIMERS:

a satisfactory primer for cannon has been obtained (friction and electric)
description of friction and electric, made at Frankford Arsenal (Appen-

dix 20)...
ORDNANCE BOARD:

progress report on the Powlett pneumatic gun-carriage (Appendix 12)
report on 8-inch banded projectiles ...

(Appendix 13)
report of design for 7-inch siege howitzer (steel)

(Appendix 14)
experiments with blasting gelatine

(Appendix 15)
steel and wooden ammunition chests

(Appendix 16)
ORDNANCE. (See Construction reports.)
ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT:

its relation to the Army, the militia, Marine Corps, Executive Depart-

ments, and colleges in providing arms..

stations and duties of its officers on October 1, 1836..... .(Appendix 8)
PACKING OUTFIT:

for the Hotchkiss mountain gan..

report on a packing outfit for the Hotchkiss mountain gun (Appendix 31)
PARKER, MAJ. F. H.:

report on the fabrication of 3.2-inch steel B. L. field guns .. (Appendix 30)
PNEUMATIC GUN-CARRIAGE. (See Powlett pneumatic gun-carriage.)
POWLETT PNEUMATIC GUN-CARRIAGE:

test partially made...
progress report on trial of

(Appendix 12)
POWDER:
report on experimental cannon

(Appendix 29)
PRIMERS, OBTURATING. (See Obturating primers.)
PROCURING SUPPLIES. (See Supplies.)
PROGRESS REPORTS. (See Construction reports.)
PROJECTILES, BANDED:
report on 8-inch experimental

(Appendix 13)
construction report of 12-inch, for B. L. rifle, cast iron (Appendix 21)
PROOF-CARRIAGE:

report on the construction of, for 10 and 8 inch B. L. steel rifles (Appendix

20
REPORTS:

Board for testing rifled cannon, &c. (See Board, &c)... (Appendices 9, 10, 11)
Ordnance Board (See Ordnance Board)

-(Appendices 12-16)
Construction reports (See Construction reports) (Appendices 17-30)
Miscellaneous reports.

(Appendices 31-35)
RESOURCES AND EXPENDITURES:

fiscal year 1886
RIFLES. (See Guns.)
RIFLES. (See Magazine rifles.)
RIFLES, SPRINGFIELD:

number manufactured in fiscal year 1886 ...
RIFLE PRACTICE:

gold and silver medals for marksmanship ......
facilities for, are greater and more perfect than those enjoyed by any other

army
RUSSELL'S HYDRAULIC BUFFERS.
RUSSELL, CAPT. A. H.:

invention of the valved piston-head for hydraulic buffers shown to be his
by priority claim at the Patent Office....

... (Appendix 33)
SEA-COAST CARRIAGES :

alterations of, for the year confined to the pattern for the 8-inch gun......
SEA-COAST GUNS:

the report of the 8-inch B. L. steel rifle....
construction report of the 8-inch B. L. steel rifle No. 1..

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