So I bought a cannon to restore

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    NMPaul

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    I have been casually looking for a Civil war, Napoleonic war, Indian war cannon for the last 5 years. A project to restore and for yard art at my house. Living in NM there was not much around and really didn't want something fake looking. Well I finally pulled the trigger on a cannon on eBay with basically very little knowledge about it, and the seller said they knew nothing about it either being it was from a estate sale. Irregardless of what I find out about it, I am happy with the look and cant wait to get started on restoring it.
    The Uship guy is delivering it hopefully at the end of this week and then I can get some better pictures. 2.5" barrel. I did research the axle and it appears to be made by a company post civil war.
    Anyhow, here is a picture. If anyone has any thoughts on it, or experience with it, I would love to hear what you got to say. Thanks. Paul
     

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    Plenty potential for a big BOOM if it checks out.
     
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    Not even sure if it will be able to be fired.
     
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    Even if you can’t fire it, you will likely have the finest yard art in your county! Hopefully you are able to get it working. Good Luck.
     
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    Thanks, even if it doesn't fire, looking forward to fixing it up
     
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    Now that is cool !!! Let us know how it progresses. --Dr. Paul
     
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    My wife has said "NO!!!" for 35 years, every time I've suggested I should get a cannon. At one time I commented how a Naval mine beside the flag pole (tastefully done) would look so good. "NO!!!" But I still ask a couple of times a year.
     
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    The trick is to tell them after you got it. Hehe
     
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    Looking forward to more photos, lots going on there. Do you have the wheel diameter or tube length?
     
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    53" on the tube and 37" on wheel diameter. I expect the Uship guy to deliver it before the weekend and will have better pics. Hoping to find out history about it, and if replica or built for military
    I
     
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    So far, so good. Wooden wheels are the Achilles heel on any such piece and yours appear to be in good condition.
     
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    I am N V us.
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    What ya gonna call this guy? Got to have a name.
     
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    Looking forward to pics once the restoration is completed. Hopefully you will be able to fire it.
    Congrats on the acquisition.
     
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    Holy smokes! I hope it will smoke. Nice.
     
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    Haven't even considered. Going to have to give it some thought
     
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    Do you know history on it?
     
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    Looks like a nice original piece, what condition is the bore? Might well be a nice shooter. Look forward to some more pictures
     
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    Have it magnaflux'd. Best way I know of to find if there are any micro fissures or cracks or casting voids.

    How about Tiny? :D:thumb:

    LD
     
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