Cannon day at the range

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  1. JRL

    JRL Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Blackpowder cannon with a ball bearing projectile

    It was more accurate than I thought possible at 100 yds

    A fun day

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    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Looks similar in size to some of the small guns I've seen on old sail ships.

    Great Pics!
     

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    Broot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Fun fun fun!
     
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    The pictures are all good, but especially well done on that first picture.
     
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    In a word, WOW! How do you aim something like that? Is it trial and error, or what? What keeps it from flying backwards? Do you have a picture of the holster?
     
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    JRL Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Trial and error--- someone laid down behind it and aimed... looking across top of cannon... (before we put the fuse in) then moved out of the way. We then put fuse in, lit it and got out of the way

    The cannon rolled back quite a bit when fired... we put 4x4's behind it to slow it a bit
     
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    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    Now how cool is that?!?! I've read that back when M/L cannons were the artillery of the day that accuracy was more art than science. I can believe that! I have a friend who has a full size Mountain Howitzer....and I wish I had one!!!
     
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  8. Paul White

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    Any way you can post a video of that firing. I'm a retired Artillery Guy and I want to get one of those.
     
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    Maybe that's because it's mounted on a naval carriage. :D
     
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    I was thinking about something like this Mr Smartypants. :p

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    Looks to be about two feet short for that. :p
     
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    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That looks like a hoot! my buddy has a couple cannons, hoping I get an invite soon!
     
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    I believe today the ones on sail boats are called "signal cannons". More of throw back to days gone by than any actual signaling use. Maybe I need to get one for my little 16 ft. Daysailer......:D I'm certain I'd be the life of the lake...for a while.
     
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    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    Boy, I can think of a lot better ones than a few they showed. That and his '03 is an 03-A3.
     
  15. BlackEagle

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    Then there are the punt guns...
     
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