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I JUST BOUGHT ONE OF THESE............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:07 pm



Fires a .69 ball. I think I am going to build a piece of ship to fire it from too :razz:

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Something like this perhaps ;) ;)
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Re: I JUST BOUGHT ONE OF THESE............

Postby Niner Delta » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:15 pm

Finish building your sailing ship first..........then you'll have a floating target............ :mrgreen:
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Re: I JUST BOUGHT ONE OF THESE............

Postby Niner » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:38 pm

Interesting. Do you plan to shoot it with the ball loaded?
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:24 am

Duncan

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Postby joseyclosey » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:38 pm

I like the "build a piece of ship" idea Duncan, I think I'll suggest that to the cannoneers in our club. :D
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Re: I JUST BOUGHT ONE OF THESE............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:45 pm

Duncan

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Postby joseyclosey » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:50 pm

I'll be watching. ;)
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Postby Niner » Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:05 pm

What's the odds that the muzzle blast will set the "ship" on fire at the canon port? And how do you control the recoil to keep the "ship" from doing a summer-salt when you fire it?
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Re: I JUST BOUGHT ONE OF THESE............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:05 pm

Duncan

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch? -- W.C. Fields
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You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something.

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Re: I JUST BOUGHT ONE OF THESE............

Postby Niner Delta » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:24 pm

I'm glad you chose the American "Old Ironsides" cannon kit, instead of some British cannon........ :cool:

And it's bigger than it looks in the photos.

Old Ironsides • Overall Length: 14"
• Barrel Length: 12-1/2"
• Height: 6"
• Wheel Diameter: 2-1/8"
• Weight: 9-1/4 lbs.
• Caliber: .69-cal. smooth bore

It actually looks like fun..... :mrgreen:
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