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12/11/2018 1:58:31 AM
11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 11/9/2018 9:13:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/12/2018 9:22:11 AM EST by TerryC]
Had an empty carriage sitting in the corner, so . . .

1841 6-pounder gun.

No breech plug, gun is bored from a solid 1018 cold rolled steel round. 19" overall length, 1.025" bore (fires a 1" ball), weighs 20 pounds.
Cold blued with Birchwood Casey Super Blue (still oily in the photo).

Will fire it's first salute this Sunday (11/11/18).
Link Posted: 11/9/2018 9:16:07 PM EST
That's awesome. I want a golf ball cannon pretty badly.
Link Posted: 11/10/2018 1:39:03 AM EST
Nice work!
Link Posted: 11/12/2018 9:11:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/12/2018 9:20:58 AM EST by TerryC]
Video. For some reason the camera shut off just after the last shot, barely caught the shot.

As you can see, gun needs to be on a flat surface and restrained even with a blank load (1 ounce GOEX Fg). In that rough, it would have flipped.

PS: If you watch the thundermug, you can see it jump.
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