After reading all these posts., I am still trying to figure out who and how anyone tried to "Lecture" you? I just didnt see it in any of the posts?
So I will try to accomodate your invitation.
Hi all my name is ed. I have been involved with black powder since Â’00 I have learned many trick of the trade and I have become the man to go to with a gun problem in my small circle of enthusiasts.
We are Primarily Pirate and renaissance actors who use the guns to fire only powder and a bread or tissue wad.
Your saying your a re-enactor.,this means you do this at events? With people around.,and no-one noticed it was a yard ornamate ? Have you actually ever been to a military museum., or a city park or anything with a real cannon .
I am a pirate re-enactor as well., we cruise Lady Washington., and the Hawiian Chieftain every chance we get., and anyone with ANY gun experience can see the differance., between those cannon and a yard ornamate? come on.
500 grain is stepping pretty Big for an 18" very very light (Hollow ) gun., as a gun enthuisist you know that.
No-one here picked on you., but you are opening the door with your own professionalism and whats been posted.
Yes mistakes are made.,
1. I forgot to bring the powder = mistake.
2. I forgot wadding = mistake.
3. Where is the fuse = mistake.
4. We forgot to clean the gun yesterday = mistake.
But we loaded 500 grains of BP into a yard decoration is not a mistake., not for a seasoned fire arm person this is a complete and utter farse., and the other re-enactors need schooled in re-enacting as well.
No-one on your pirating crew really knows about cannoneering ? doesnt sound like a group whos really on top of thier game in the re-enacting ., savvy?
Sounds like some "extensive research was in order.
The specifics are there to show that I am more than capable of doing research. I found all of this out for the shape of the wheel on the original carriage.
You wont be shooting with me anytime soon.
Here I am having a bit of fun at the port aft of the Lynx after having just let one go at 'the Lady Washington"