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wulf

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On page 186 of the 2007/8 Rifle Shoppe catalog is
a picture and short story by Ben Coogle with his
Dutch wall gun. The lock plate is 9 X i 5/8 with a
throw of2 5/16...Might be of some help ?????? Bore
is 1" X 72 long...That is all the info I have....
 

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Claude said:
Drame22 said:
Let me just allay any doubts, since this seems to be a topic of interest; I don't follow rules that are clearly arbitrary. ... I won't follow a rule here that says you cannot use the phrase "stitch nazi". Or a rule saying you cannot talk about making powder.
And, that's why you are no longer here.
I wonder what other "rules" he or she doesn't like to follow? It clearly says " no pipes with end caps". whats so hard to understand about that?. Its like the guy on here earlier that posted a recipe on how to make Black powder. It seems like reading and comprehension has gone by the wayside.
 

coloradoclyde

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He Clearly read and understood the rules... By his own admissions.....
He is just being defiant.
They have special buildings for people like that.....Ironically with nothing but rules to follow. :shake:
 

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:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

I thought I might find a few hints on carriage designs in this thread when I read the title.

Nothing but entertainment instead.

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NOT quite true. = "Wulf" looked up some VERY HELPFUL information for my ML Punt-Gun project, which I hadn't seen.

A search of the usual "engines" on the worldwideweird has little specific info on building punt-guns that is by any means "up to date" & it's a matter of "gathering up" bits & pieces of info to build a new "Big Gun".
(The single GREAT recent article on building a "Big Gun" comes out of a UK website & that one, while helpful, concerns building a single-shot breechloader from scratch. = NOT quite the same thing at all.)

My search for detailed information has taken to me to 4 States, numerous college libraries & not a few museums.
(Especial THANKS to the Univ. of MD/Baltimore County & the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum librarians for their KIND/patient assistance.)

yours, satx
 

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My barrel is 60mm ID & about 7' 5" long or 226CM long & has an 18mm wall/SERIOUSLY HEAVY.

The Doodle-Bug rig's tool pusher said, "Get whatever you want outta that there pile of junk & take it with you."
(Can't beat FREE, though I'd hate to have to buy a stick of that tubing at retail. = I'd afraid to guess at its real cost. - Of course, you likely could NOT buy a single stick from a supplier.)

Note: The finished length of the Punt-Gun will be about 200CM, with a modified Brown Bess lock.
(Based on some WISE & KIND advice from another member, I'm going with a flintlock, that will be fired with a lanyard.)
The muzzle of the BigGun will extend about 400MM past the stem of the gunning punt.

Addenda: I also, on "my scrounging mission" helped myself to a piece of 12mm thick steel plate/scrap that will be used to make "small parts" for the gun-mount, etc.


yours, satx
 

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