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    Fuse or not?

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    Explosive Cannonballs

    Henry Shrapnel developed an exploding shell in 1784. Henry Shrapnel From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Henry Shrapnel Born 3 June 1761 Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England Died...
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    Fuse or not?

    After the vent was primed, a "linstock" with slow match was used to light the primer powder. The long handle allowed you to be to the rear side of the gun to avoid recoil. Zulu
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    Grape shot

    The blast would absolutely rip the shot apart!!!!! Zulu
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    Grape shot

    Just finished tying these. Pretty wicked!! Zulu Full size 12 pounder. Weight 12.5 lbs. 12 pounder, Six pounder, and for a 3" bore like a Parrott Rifle or an ordnance Rifle. 12 pounder. Twenty -five 1.5" cast iron balls. Beer can for size reference only. Do not try this at home. 5...
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    Explosive Cannonballs

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    Home Defense Cannon

    Grape shot. It really works!
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    New howitzer

    Check here for your worm. https://jmelledge.com/Implements.html
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    Dummy rounds for display

    You can get them here. https://jmelledge.com/BlockTackleChainShotWeapons.html
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    Wooden (tube liner)Signal Cannon

    Jack, How is a wooden barrel not relevant to a thread about someone considering making a wooden cannon? This was not an advertisement. I think you have a problem. Again.
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    Wooden (tube liner)Signal Cannon

    snidervolley, Don't bring a pistol to a cannon fight! :blah: Zulu
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    Wooden (tube liner)Signal Cannon

    There is also the problem of getting a sturdy vent into the barrel in a secure fashion. This is an all wooden gun barrel but I would never consider trying to make it shoot. There are just too many safety variables that would have to be overcome. The barrel is 36" long Zulu
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    Video-Black powder cannon project

    Let me hold your wallet. You're going to blow yourself up.
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    my first

    Just the carriage. There is a lot involved in a properly made carriage. The side cheeks are tapered so the trunnion pockets and all through bolt holes have to be drilled at an angle. The trunnion bolts have to run vertically through the side cheeks and the axle. The rear axle is also held on...
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    my first

    I have sold properly made carriages like that for $1000. Zulu
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