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New Cannon To Start Off Matches


Charlie T Waite

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Civil War Style Whitworth 12 Pounder Black Powder Signal Cannon.
Handmade - Resembles the Whitworth 12 pounder field artillery cannon used during the civil war. Steel barrel is approx. 6 1/2" inches long 3/8" barrel O.D. and breech is 5/8" O.D. ( breech is removable for easy cleaning and/or breech loading) 1/4" inches dia. bore with 1/8" touch hole. Carriage is made of Oak wood, brass rigging detail, wooden spoke wheels with lock chain. With a bucket, ram rod.

Now just have to figure how much FFF to use to make a nice bang. Of course I just super blued the barrell & breach plug so it looks a lot better.

 

Photos Added as requested by Johnny Dollar - Click Here

Charlie

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Fill it, pack it, pack it, pack it some more, light it and let her go. Just ask any of us Paradise pass folks. We love watching cannons fly!

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Used itto startthe monthly today with FFF. Nice loud report, & everyone really.liked.it.

 

Charlie

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Better warn folks before lettin' it rip...

 

It's the only polite thing ta do.

 

 

Waimea

 

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We had fun with it - it was louder than some thought it would be, but everyone enjoyed it. I have since super blued the barrel & breach block and it came out almost black so looks really good now.

 

Charlie

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