BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu May 14, 2015 2:26 pm

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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu May 14, 2015 2:29 pm

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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby joseyclosey » Mon May 18, 2015 2:50 am

A week gone Saturday I was helping my friend shoot her newly acquired cannon, only using about 30g of BP on the indoor range so recoil was moderate and accuracy was reasonable too. This one came already assembled and ready to shoot but I did fit a lead weight to the undercarriage to help damp the recoil a little.
It was a very enjoyable day and we had three of the other club members along shooting their cannons too.

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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon May 18, 2015 5:32 am

I wouldn't mind setting up a 'mini' range on our 25 mtr outdoor range but first I need to discover it's tendencies so to speak :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu May 21, 2015 10:22 am

Build now complete. The barrel is painted with Duracoat which needs 3-4 weeks to harden off properly so should be shooting it w/c 15 June. Leaves me time to make the decking to shoot it from

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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby Niner » Thu May 21, 2015 10:39 am

Great job. Well done paint job on the Duracoat. Still can't get over a pink gun carriage. :bigsmile:
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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu May 21, 2015 10:46 am

Someone else said the same thing :shock:

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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby Niner » Thu May 21, 2015 10:57 am

That second photo looks like the actual color is a little more brownish orange to me. :loco:
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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu May 21, 2015 11:04 am

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What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch? -- W.C. Fields
"Many of those who enjoy freedom know little of its price."
You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something.

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http://www.andrewsinfrance.co.uk
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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby Niner Delta » Fri May 22, 2015 10:16 pm

They probably should have painted everything blood red............. :cool:
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