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You may or may not recall a thread I started way back when asking about Brooks cannons. Well, a year later, one order with another maker cancelled, and some fruitful back-and-forth with Michael, and I'm delighted to show you what UPS delivered today:

1" bore mountain howitzer barrel, jointly designed then beautifully executed by Michael. I'm absolutely delighted with both the barrel and the process. And, of course, having serial #001! Thank you, Michael!

It will take a while to make a carriage, but I'll put something temporary together for July 4th.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 10:06 PM
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Beautiful!

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Wow, very beautiful work!

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Very Nice!
Any idea how much it weighs?

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Very Nice Indeed..


Hard to get a scale of it in the pic. What are the dimensions?
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Set powder can or even a pop can right behind that thing so we can get some perspective as to size. What scale is it and what diameter wheels will you need.

Nice work by the crew at Brooks, and serialized. I have two No. 1's, the Napoleon and the SAMCC. It's fun to look at other peoples gun and see what number Mike is up to. I expected the Napoleon to sell, but recently saw a SAMCC with a higher number than i expected. When you see those new numbers, you know you did right by convincing Mike to make the run.
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Thank you guys for the kind words. The barrel weights 19 lbs. started with a 26 lb, 3" dia blank.
Actually, this started out to be one of my 'UGLY HOWITZERS', so named by one of the most knowledgeable people about black powder cannon on the planet. Communicating back and forth about what Bill had in mind, I found myself building this beauty. After a little scale work, I will add this to our web page in at least 2 bore sizes. I fell in love with it and look forward to building more.

Douglas, of the 2 'beautiful barrels' we make that you initiated here and have No 001 of each, they have both been well received. We have made 32 of the 1/4 scale Napys and 29 of the SAMCC barrel. Both are in stock.

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Beautiful!!

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