New member, restoring two British ordnance pattern guns
Hi, I'm new to this forum. I've always wanted to restore vintage ordnance, going back about 20 years or so. I have recently started to come into possession of two guns, a Victorian era RML MkIV steel 7pounder mountain gun (without carriage) and a 1790s cast Blomefield pattern Naval 6 pounder of the 6ft variety. These are both original guns in good condition. I'm pretty excited to build the carriages because I love to work with wood. I will be posting my progress over the next year(s). I will of course have many questions, as I have never done this before (I'll especially have a lot of questions about the big Blomefield gun and how to treat the iron).
I know the Mountain gun will be able to be fired because a previous owner has many times, but the Blomefield has laid dormant for over a century. Time will tell on it and its condition. They are supposedly a very safe design so we shall see. I know there aren't many of these guns in North America, does anyone else on this board have experience with a Blomefield gun?