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I shared the highlights of ths post over on British Militaria Forum. There was a lot of interest in the bracket holding the barrel. One fellow is connected to the restoration of the forts and cannon in Oman. They have welding new trunnion on, for their restorations.



I certainly wasn't allowed to weld anything to the barrel.
I had to put a rubber gasket between my trunnion collar and the barrel because I wasn't allowed to have any metal touching the barrel.
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San Antonio news link on the carriage delivery.
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Nice Micheal


At least that guy sounds like he has your last name right I think. But jeez he could have used you first name too I would think. If I did not recognize you in the photo delivering it. I would begin to think you were pulling my leg that you even did build it, and not some guy named Ellridge. Just ribbing you. I am bored today.



At least you received recognition, and thanks for sharing the cool news story..
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It was pretty neat to watch the action on TV. Glad everything turned out so well. Your collar design worked perfect.
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There were some other guns on display that had been conserved by Texas A&M. They were mounted muzzle down.
There is talk about mounting some more on period carriages. The guns with the missing trunnions and cascabels were dug up nearby and believed to have been in the battle.


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Might be worth your trouble to see if you can patent the trunnion yoke.

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Might be worth your trouble to see if you can patent the trunnion yoke.

I can see the wisdom in this but probably won't go through the trouble.
I do think there are future plans to mount some of the other guns but if they don't hurry, I don't know if I will be building them.
The weight alone of this last carriage was pretty hard on me.


There probably are other ways to design some kind of trunnion collar. I do think my design blended in well with the barrel.


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My girlfriend just visited the alamo and the one picture she sent me was with this cannon. I didn't realized you had delivered it until I got the picture, now I wish I had gone with her on the trip to visit her brother! haha

Well done Zulu! It is BEAUTIFUL!

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Well lets see a pic of your Girlfriend, I mean the Cannon..Sorry.
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I can see the wisdom in this but probably won't go through the trouble.
I do think there are future plans to mount some of the other guns but if they don't hurry, I don't know if I will be building them.
The weight alone of this last carriage was pretty hard on me.


There probably are other ways to design some kind of trunnion collar. I do think my design blended in well with the barrel.


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Looking at the photos of the other cannons, I saw one had only one of the trunnions broken off. That would throw a wrinkle in the collar design as it is. Any thoughts on that one?

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