Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Dominick, Looks like another beauty being created here. That crank visible is for traverse, right? Will there be another for elevation? The shape of the shield is very nice, those plain flat French ones are not very interesting to me. I have only two more questions. Bore size? Do you have a pic of it next to a soda can or powder can to show relative size? Just one more, does this naval deck gun come with rivers of rivets and buckets of bolts?? The more I study this one, the more I like it; I bet it will look fantastic when complete.
Thank you for showing this prelude to the complete gun.
Pic w/soda can next to gun?
Rivets and bolts??
Almost forgot: Will this deck gun be a Muzzle Loader with a welded breech plug that looks like a swinging-block, breech loader?
Smokin my pipe on the mountings, sniffin the mornin cool,
I walks in my old brown gaiters along o my old brown mule,
With seventy gunners beind me, an never a beggar forgets
Its only the pick of the Army that handles the dear little pets - Tss! Tss!
From the poem Screw-Guns by Rudyard Kipling
Last edited by seacoastartillery; 04-12-2017 at 11:45 PM.
Reason: Added one more question.