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  1. Z

    1/4 scale Napoleon

    For informational purposes. The Napoleon barrel I use is 27% size of the original full scale barrel. The Napoleon was mounted on a #2 field carriage as opposed to the lighter Parrott and Ordnance barrels which were mounted on a #1 carriage. The drawings for the #2 carriage can be found here...
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    1/4 scale Napoleon

    I have about 5 hours in just the 1/4 scale sponge bucket. Hard to believe? Try to make one yourself.
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    1/4 scale Napoleon

    Rich44 is right. The secret is not to care how much time something takes. You can look at his perfect barrel he made and easily tell he just didn't care how long it took as long as it turned out how he was seeing it in his head. My investment is time. A whole lot of time. It is not done until...
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    1/4 scale Napoleon

    I didn't build the wheels or make the barrel. The wheels come from Amishcraft.com. I make everything else.
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    1/4 scale Napoleon

    The bore size is 1.032". That allows the use of a 1" ball with proper windage. Barrel 20" long Wheels 15" tall Barrel 29 lbs. Carriage 18 lbs.
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    1/4 scale Napoleon

    Thanks for all the kind comments. The number of hours that goes into one of these things is staggering. It seems like you are never done. There is always something left to do. Here is a short video of one of these firing a blank load.
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    1/4 scale Napoleon

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    1/4 scale Napoleon

    Just finished.
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    My New Cannon Barrel

    Really nice! Gotta love it! Here is one of mine firing.
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    English Light 6 Pounder & Reenacting

    Rich44, Are you kidding me? What you did out of a single block of metal is beyond phenomenal. Your skill level here is unsurpassed.
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    English Light 6 Pounder & Reenacting

    Here is one I built about a year ago.
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    My New Cannon Barrel

    Certainly not trying to put you in your place. I have never seen a barrel like that turned out of a solid piece of iron. It is a masterpiece of workmanship! My extreme admiration to you!
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    My New Cannon Barrel

    Absolutely outstanding metal work! It can be done on a wood lathe but not in one piece. Plus it can't be fired. Barrel 36" long.
  14. Z

    English Light 6 Pounder & Reenacting

    Who is making your barrel and carriage?
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    1841 8" howitzer carriage

    This is better. Look at this link. Catalog #50 is the Marsilly carriage. http://gunneyg.info/html/AOPCatalog.htm
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