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Re: Spiking the Guns
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From the 1861 Ordnance Manual:

"To spike a piece, or to render it unserviceable.-Drive into the vent a jagged and hardened steel spike with a soft point, or a nail without a head; break it off flush with the outer surface and clinch the point inside by means of the rammer."

There is also a reference to temporarily spiking a piece:

"When the guns are to be spiked temporarily, and are likely to be retaken, a spring spike is used, having a shoulder to prevent its being too easily extracted"

Hope this helps...

Don Tolbert

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Thanks Don, John & Christopher! n/m *NM*
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