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merdean

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I have a set of wheels 16" high. I want to build a NON-Shootable replica. What size of barrel would I have to have to appear in scale? I would be all wood turned on a lathe. Don't call me too many names. I want it for making the HOA to back offa little.
 

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Two quickies are 16" for a M.1841 Mountain Howitzer and 20.5" for a 8-pound M.1857 Napoleon Field Gun. First thing is deciding which type gun you want to duplicate.
 

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I built a full size 3" Ordnance Rifle for the kids with a 3" steel pipe for the bore. The pipe was one of those good ideas at the time. The kids were throwing lit M-80s down the muzzle within an hour of giving to them. Scared the hell out of the neighbors....and me.
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I am looking for something the neighbors will comment on. I have no intentions of boreing out the barrel.
 

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Not boring out the barrel is a good idea. When I made the kids I did not think they would do exactly what their father would have done (did).
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CHUCKLE. = Given the general CRAZINESS of the "stunts" that kids of my generation routinely "pulled", I sometimes wonder how ANY of us "wild kids" survived.
(One of my boarding school chums of 1963 built a 8' long, solid-fuel, rocket out of an 8' piece of 4" aluminum pipe & some scrap aluminum sheet, at the school's chemistry lab. - While he was preparing it "for launch", it "prematurely went off" & "exited the roof" of the school at high speed "for regions unknown". = Lonnie's Dad "wasn't real happy" to have to "write a check" for repairing the damages to Old Main. - As far as I know, the "rocket" was never found.)

Full Disclosure: I helped build a huge catapult to throw CANTALOUPES & MELONS, in "boarding school DAZE". = It would fling the melons "clear outta sight".
(Otoh, I will NEVER admit being involved in the "fire-bombing" of another school's homecoming bonfire, from a rented Piper J-3. =====> To quote SGT Schulz of HOGAN'S HEROES, "I know nuffing".)

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satx78247 said:
(Otoh, I will NEVER admit being involved in the "fire-bombing" of another school's homecoming bonfire, from a rented Piper J-3. =====> To quote SGT Schulz of HOGAN'S HEROES, "I know nuffing".)
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And don't think the Aggies have ever forgotten or forgiven you either! Unless you el kabonged somebody else's bonfire, in which case they've never forgotten or forgiven! :thumbsup:
 

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NOT Texas A&M, though I do have a really good idea who DID that "prank".

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I am slowly getting things together. I have wheels, some big blocks of wood to help build carriage. And now a 6X6 post 55" long for my barrel. Now to track down my friend with a lathe...
 
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