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Another medieval cannon..

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coehornboy

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About 5 years ago, my friend George Silva built this half-scale medieval cannon. The carriage is oak except for the wheels and the slab that the barrel bolted to (pine). Unfortunately, George had to store it on his patio in the weather and the slab developed both dry rot and those mushrooms that grow on the sides of trees!

He gave it to me to fix and store, and I replaced the slab with a piece of oak dunnage wood..

Like the one next to it, the barrel is made of pipe from an oil well (about 1.125 diameter), and is chambered. It shoots a #4 sinker backed by a 300 grain charge.



 
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