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Crabfat

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Coins for coining guns
« on: 07 April 2022 06:54:34 pm »

I was on HMS Victory a couple of weeks ago. On display is a facsimile ordnance inventory and one of the items is "Coins for Coining Guns - New Pattern - Hundred & Sixteen". I can find no reference to what "coining guns" means apart from in an obscure maritime reference book that mentions "coining guns in bad weather". Anyone got any ideas?
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PhiloNauticus

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Re: Coins for coining guns
« Reply #1 on: 08 April 2022 03:20:14 pm »


Coins were wooden wedges, used for elevating cannon. 'Coining' simply means elevating
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