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M1875 mountain gun
A Hotchkiss M1875 1.65-inch mountain gun at the U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Type Mountain gun
Service history
In service 1875–1905?
Used by  United States of America
Wars American Indian Wars
Spanish–American War
Philippine–American War
Weight 336 pounds (152 kg)

Caliber 1.65 inches (42 mm)
Carriage pole trail
Maximum range 4,000 yards (3,658 m)

The M1875 mountain gun was a mountain gun that was used by the United States Army during the last quarter of the nineteenth Century.

A Hotchkiss design, "it was the first original breech-loading gun in the U.S. Army".[1] It replaced the M1841 mountain howitzer in U.S. Army service. It served with cavalry units during the late American Indian Wars, including the Wounded Knee Massacre, and was used during the Spanish–American War and Philippine–American War.

It broke down into two loads for mule transport. Another mule was required for its ammunition.


  1. Placard at the United States Army Field Artillery Museum.

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