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Offline Mike Scott

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swivel gun?
« on: May 04, 2012, 07:34:23 am »
Thinking about a post mounted swivel gun in golf ball caliber.  Does any one make such a thing in either brass or steel?    What would be historically accurate scale size? 


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Re: swivel gun?
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Re: swivel gun?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 10:52:49 am »
Mike,

Generally speaking, 20 - 40 inches would be an accurate length (not including tiller) for a swivel gun, and a golf ball sized bore is good.
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Re: swivel gun?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 06:30:42 am »
Are the trunnions on a swivel gun shorter?  Or is a swivel gun simply a small cannon on a swivel mount?



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Re: swivel gun?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2012, 07:31:39 am »
Never seen any  reference to differing trunnion length in Swivels.  Trunnions should be one caliber long and one caliber in diameter.

Take a look at Damon excellent book "Building 18th Century Naval Artillery"  http://www.privateermedia.com/Publishing/book1.htm  A wonderful book for information on building a Swivel gun yoke as well as  Naval carriages.