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My brothers new toy
« on: March 21, 2016, 01:25:47 PM »
I took my brother to the Kalamazoo show this weekend. He came home with a cannon.  Gulf ball size bore (1 pounder?). Now we need to make/buy a carriage and equipment.

Any one have suggestion?

Also, how do I shoot the thing and still retain all of my body parts?  :Doh!

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Re: My brothers new toy
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 05:14:07 PM »
Find someone in your area that knows about cannons. Look up artillery reenactors in your area. Find someone that can show you the proper and safe loading and care of a cannon. If not we may hear about you in the papers...in the obituary section.

Try these guys. Looks like they know what they are doing...

http://www.3battery.org/

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Re: My brothers new toy
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016, 11:21:30 AM »
Quote from: "Ironhand"
I took my brother to the Kalamazoo show this weekend. He came home with a cannon.  Gulf ball size bore (1 pounder?). Now we need to make/buy a carriage and equipment.

Any one have suggestion?

Also, how do I shoot the thing and still retain all of my body parts?  :Doh!

Ironhand
Cool...what is the provenance on that lil thang?  Signal cannon?
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Re: My brothers new toy
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2016, 11:35:07 AM »
It is new manufactured. Steel lined and rated to 90, 000 psi. Closest historical example I can find is an English ships cannon. Can anyone give me some historical info on this type of cannon?
 
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Re: My brothers new toy
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 12:01:27 PM »
Quote from: "Ironhand"
It is new manufactured. Steel lined and rated to 90, 000 psi. Closest historical example I can find is an English ships cannon. Can anyone give me some historical info on this type of cannon?
 
Thanks
Ironhand
Here's some info about cannons,.........
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Re: My brothers new toy
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2016, 08:26:20 PM »
Rondo, that was one long dissertation!
Lots of good interesting stuff, with an almost artistic writing style...well worth the read.

Part of it was even comical, at least to me.
I got a good belly laugh from the part where..."On Star Trek, Captain Kirk mixed coal, sulphur and saltpetre and shot an alien with an improvised gun, with a diamond as a bullet."
Now just why I found that funny, I don't know. Unless, of course, he was trying hard to tie the fabled with fact.
He was doing okay with his information on Gun Powder, Cannons, Canister Balls, and other old stuff, and then here comes Star Trek... :Doh!

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