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

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

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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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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

Niner wrote:Interesting. Do you plan to shoot it with the ball loaded?


Certainly, should be a whole lot of fun for the garden........... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: I JUST BOUGHT ONE OF THESE............

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

joseyclosey wrote:I like the "build a piece of ship" idea Duncan, I think I'll suggest that to the cannoneers in our club. :D


Seems to me it would provide a controllable place to shoot from. I will photo the progress as usual Joe. :cool: :cool:
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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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Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:05 pm

Niner wrote: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?


Why should the muzzle blast set anything on fire - it is forward / outward not sideways. As for the stability of the installation, watch and learn :razz: :razz: :GBR:
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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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Postby Niner » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:28 pm

Why should the muzzle blast set anything on fire - it is forward / outward not sideways. As for the stability of the installation, watch and learn :razz: :razz: :GBR:
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OK. So I guess you lock that canon forward with the barrel through the port...not like the photo. Still might want to anchor that base it's on.....but I'll stay tuned and pay attention to the instructor as he instructs. :bigsmile:
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:04 am

Niner Delta wrote: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:


The only other model available in the series by Ardesa that would interest me is the Napoleaon III Field Gun but that's big bucks.........................about $635 :roll: :roll:

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