The 3-inch (76 mm) rifle was the most widely used rifled gun during the war. Invented by John Griffen, it was extremely durable, with the barrel made of wrought iron, primarily produced by the Phoenix Iron Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. There are few cases on record of the tube fracturing or bursting, a problem that plagued other rifles made of brittle cast iron. The rifle had exceptional accuracy. During the Battle of Atlanta, a Confederate gunner was quoted: 'The Yankee three-inch rifle was a dead shot at any distance under a mile. They could hit the end of a flour barrel more often than miss, unless the gunner got rattled.'
The Confederates were unable to manufacture the wrought iron barrels for the 3' rifle, thus captured ones were a prized item. Despite this, the Confederacy did produce various bronze 3' rifles and cast iron pieces with a straight tube, however none of them were very reliable and the latter were often prone to bursting at the breech. (Source: Wikipedia)
Originally modeled in Blender and exported to Cinema 4D and Lightwave 3D
High quality model Real-world scale: approx 335 cm x 163 cm x 142 cm (121'' x 64'' x 56''), iron tube bore 7.62 cm (3.0'') , tube length 1175.26 (69''), weight 820 lb Metric units Centered at origin Clean geometry Contains only quads and tris
Polygon count without modifiers: Verts: 980857 Faces: 968234 Tris: 1936468
This model consists of 7 objects, Vertex groups identified by logical names
Modeled in Blender 2.79a Blender and Cinema 4D and Lightwave version contains subdivision modifiers that can be easily edited, enabled or disabled
The Blender, Cinema 4D and Lightwave files are inserted into Subdivision modifiers. The COLLADA, FBX, OBJ and 3SDS files are exported in low polycount. You can import and put them into subdivision modifiers