Mil - Smålands Karoliner

This article was published Jul 01, 2019.

My hunt for measures finally paid of. I got in contact with Smalands Caroleans or "Smålands Karoliner" as they are called in swedish. They are an association who shows how swedish soldiers and army looked like during the time of king Charles the XII (1682-1718) and also long after that. The association has six 3-pdr cannons, ammunition wagon, a forging carriage, a portable mill wagon and a drum wagon. They are all replicas but made by hand from the original drawings from 1716. They of course also has there own website you can visit. There president Kaj Nordquist was very kind to show us around and tell a lot about there association, how the equipment was used back then (and today) and the place there it all is stored, at a military installation in an old barn the army once had there horses in. My wife was an excellent secretary with the notebook, while I strolled around with the ruler and camera, measuring and photographing all there cannons and wagons as below.

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142831
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142839
143329
143329
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143356
143406 -- the "Shark"
143406  -- the
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143457
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143939
144406
144406
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144806
145106 -- ammunition wagon
145106  -- ammunition wagon
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145132
145243 -- portable mill wagon
145243  -- portable mill wagon
145254 -- drummers carriage
145254  -- drummers carriage
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145421
150823 -- forging carriage
150823  -- forging carriage