First Whytey my apologies for not responding in more detail to your request in PM and instead sending you here to the board. I just returned from an ocean cruise with my grand-daughters and 100 minutes of internet was $75 at an extremely slow rate.
I have read Section 10 of the N-SSA 2017.
Liners are required for cannons that fail inspection. Cast Iron will not pass inspection.
How to bag/foil wrap charge and diameter to fit chamber?
This question brought to my attention that a very important subject matter was no longer linked active in our stickies. I have located the original post and restored the link in the safe loads and blank loads post. I have BTT the original post. Here is a link.Loading Cannon Cartridges
*1" pure lead ball
Depends on your bore size. Measure it with a caliper. Cannon balls need windage. Windage is the difference between projectile size and bore size. Cannon balls should not be tight in the bore like shoulder and hand guns. Rule of thumb for cannon windage is 1/40 of bore diameter. Ball size is 39/40 of bore size.
If bore is 1.000" inch the ball size should be 1.000 divided by 40 equal .025 windage. 39 times .025 equal .975" ball diameter.
If your ball is 1.000 then you need a bore at least 1.026" 1 divide by 39 equals .026 times 40 equals 1.026.
*Recommended powder charge, minimum to maximum?
See our our chart in the safe loads sticky for guns under 2 inch bore size. https://www.go2gbo.com/forums/88-bla...tml#post476895
*Lubricated patch or felt/other wad, size and thickness?
Ball wrapped in patch, NEVER.
Ball can be attach to sabot or cartidge. You can use 4 gauge wads over powder and over ball to hold charge and ball in bore.
Fuse size should be determined by what fuse you can get in local market. Generally the the green cannon fuse is 1/8 inch. Rule of thumb for fuse vent is 1 1/2 calibers. The caliber in this case refers to the diameter of the fuse, in this case 1/8". So 1-1/2 calibers would be 1/8" plus 1/16 inch or 3/16 inch. The use of smaller fuse should be reserved for small cannons-smaller than .45 or so. Fuse leaves a lot of residue and a small vent is to easy to foul and more difficult to clean, which could lead to short fuse, slow fuse or misfire. A concern with 10 or 15 grain load, scary with 180 grain loads.
Anything else I need to know about ownership, firing, cleaning and maintenance?
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don't PM share it right here. We have a lot of active folks here who have different ideas. There are a lot more who simply browse. Posting here shares information with everyone
Review these instructions for shooting. http://www.cwartillery.com/marty/marty.html
My cleaning method is to run a garden hose down the bore and rinse every thing I use a swab to scrub the bore and a .177 caliber brush down the vent. After flushing everything, I dry the gun completely including and especially the vent and and bore. Then I oil every thing including vent and bore.
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Let us know what you work out about getting a Brooks gun.