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post #1 of 171 (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I am the new owner of a Lapan's Foundry 2 1/8 bore cannon. It has a 0.25 Seamless steel sleeve liner. Previous owner use to lob juice cans of concrete at random targets. Sounded like fun. Bore looks pretty good. Maker was Lapan's Foundry is in Glens Falls, NY. Cannon marks have an (LP) on one trunion and (no. 98) on the other. I left a msg with them regarding any history of the cannon. Wood is ok, no rot..but probably will update it. Wheels are alum. including the spokes etc. Weight, no idea, took me and another guy to lift into a pickup and a third to balance the tail. Prob under 200lbs or so all told. Previous owner used FFFg, and gave me some loads that were already bagged (and 3lbs in cans.) I well weigh them just for interest but probably go more coarse and use the triple F in a pistol or somethin. They look a lot heavier than the 1 0z or so that I planned to use. Pics included, I cleaned up the nose a bit to see the liner, will repaint along with rest of cannon. I am brand new to this "sport."

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Nice gun. Good idea to go to a coarser powder. Does it have vent liner?

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not sure, guessing no...will clean up the paint in that area and check. Previous owner would just dump some FFFg on top and light...I will use cord and run like h#ll for the time being
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this is not a sport , its a lifestile ;D
when you are hooked you just cant quit :
or dont want to quit :
its a really nice cannon .

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Lapan is a good gun but I don't believe they bushed the touch hole this is something you will want to have done.
unfortunalty they stopped making cannon after someone who was injured sued everyone envolved including the
manufacture. I had the same tube mounted on a truck carriage wish I still had it.
Did you get any implements with it? rammer? sponge? worm?
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well nice to hear someone has heard of the cannon. when you say 'brush' the touch hole..is that the same as a liner for the hole? this seems to be a straight drill job right on through.
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when you say 'brush' the touch hole
I'm sure he means "bushed" as in "bushing" meaning a thick tube, usually threaded, forming the cannon's vent. That tube is a separate piece so it can connect firmly to the liner, go thru the cannon wall, and its top will sit there to be friction-primed, powder-primed, quickmatched, fused, whatever.
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when you say 'brush' the touch hole
I'm sure he means "bushed" as in "bushing" meaning a thick tube, usually threaded, forming the cannon's vent. That tube is a separate piece so it can connect firmly to the liner, go thru the cannon wall, and its top will sit there to be friction-primed, powder-primed, quickmatched, fused, whatever.

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The vent piece helps to hold the liner in place (more important if the liner is rifled), provides a smooth continous passageway (no ember holding gaps between liner and barrel), and can be replaced if it becomes worn (not likely on small guns).

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How about some pictures from ground level so we cans see what the gun looks like.

Looks like you have a nice restoraration project ahead of you.




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