Cannon Projectiles?

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  1. Feb 20, 2015 #1

    Poor Private

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    I now have 2 1" smooth bore cannons. One is a swivel cannon, the other is a 1/4 scale mt. Howitzer. The swivel cannon last year was used at period events and fired just blanks. Now that I have acquired the other cannon I have a question. What should be used at ammo for them. Where do you get a 7/8" round ball without spending an arm and a leg. Especailly since they are just for the once in a while firing.
     
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    Grumpa

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    A quick search turned up Acra Ball company, who can make any size ball, various metals and non-metallic. Would be worth a call.

    Also, there are ball bearing manufacturers who might have what you need.

    A scrap yard might also be a source for old ball bearings. You could work up a h*ll of a grape shot load.

    I don't know if some of these might damage your guns bore?

    Just a thought.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2015 #3

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    If you look just a few topics down this list, there is a very good thread on "cannon projectiles".
     
  4. Feb 22, 2015 #4

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    Jeff Tanner in the UK can make a mold for you.
     

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