cross section of a muzzle loading
Hollow part of the muzzle loading that guided the projectile.
Double pad that kept the projectile in place and transmitted the thrust explosion.
Part containing the gunpowder charge; it was positioned behind the projectile.
Opening in the barrel for igniting the powder charge.
Solid spherical projectile that was loaded into cannons; they were first made of stone, then of cast iron from the 16th century.