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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2019, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Wife, yes, my wife, brought this home for me. Called it an early anniversary gift....now how should I repay this one?!?


Black powder .58 caliber rifled barrel, shop set her up with everything I needed. Yeah, we both go to the same gun shop and the owners love us...that helps when you "need" something. lol
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A big boy toy, your wife understands you well, no doubt. All men are boys at heart.

The wicked shall be turned into Hades, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. Psalm 9:17, 18
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Oh my! How could that be anymore wonderful!!!!
best wishes, very happy for you and your angelic bride!

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Where do we find one of these, now that you have teased us!
You may have found a second career selling these.

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I'll get the contact info for y'all. Seems well built!
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Yes, a type many would enjoy, I still have a hankering for a Civil War Replica Golf Ball mortar.
One of these could placate me for a while.

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Very nice!

A pic next to the Hodgdon container would be good for size comparison,

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Couple more pics as requested


Silly Colorado snow keeping me from taking it out and testing it.


Made by Cannon Works, gun shop says it's a local guy who makes
them from time to time and I got the last one they had (for now!)
When they are in stock, they're on http://thereloadingzone.com
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Nice looking little gun, is it a smooth bore? Welcome to the board. Glad to have you here. I have been traveling for two weeks so haven't been real attentive to welcoming people.

Your cannon is a small cannon, so start small on your loads don't use long gun loads. They will be too heavy and you gun can be damaged in recoil. These little guns can fly in recoil if you aren't prepared. We have a load table for cannons in the Safe loads and construction sticky at the top of board. Use that to find you maximum safe load.

I have never used T-7 in a cannon. Normally using black powder you don't need or want patches in a cannon, but in this small gun they should be okay. Using Pyrodex it is almost mandatory to patch as Pyrodex needs resistance to work fully. T-7 should be treated as a smokeless powder as that is what it is. When first introduced the were saying water clean up with it, but that has not been proved entirely correct. Use standard nitro solvents for cleaning, like the old stand by Hoppe #9. T-7 is good stuff I used on my Africa hunt in 2002.

We have one requirement here, well not really a requirement. We shoot all kinds cannons here, from small micro BB mortars to large 8.6" bowling ball and 11" water jug mortars, doesn't mater what size you shoot as long as you post up smoke and fire pictures and video's. We like to shoot our guns and we would like to see you shoot yours.

So get busy and get to shooting.

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Where do we find one of these, now that you have teased us!
You may have found a second career selling these.
We are a bit loyal to our sponsors here so we try to point people to them.

Right now we only have two cannon makers on our sponsor board, look at our Sponsors stickies at th top of the board. Dom Carpenter and Mike Brooks can make you a nice safe cannon. look at the stickies and visit their websites and see what they can offer you. There is a third cannon maker SeaCoast Artillery, Mike and Tracy are semi-sorta retired, they say. Right now they are working on a limited edition set of highly detailed 1" cannons that shoot.. They have sort of implied that after this edition is completed, they will make no more and adjourn to their Cracker Barrel Rocking Chairs. Ha! They are the type of fellows who will always have one more project.

I have a bunch of Dom's fire cracker cannons and we have two different sizes of Dictator Mortars from him. I say we as one is mine and the other ismy wife's.







Brooks-USA barrels I have two-a SAMCC barrel and a 1" bore Napoleon barrel. Brooks makes a lot different pattern brass guns.





From Seacoast Artillery I have two of their firecracker cannons and will be getting one the limited edition guns they are building. Here is the first Firecracker cannon they built. I always get their last of any edition. This one is number 24. The Second model they built , I don't have picture of, but it's number I believe is 24 also. They are only building 7 or 8 of the limited edition 1 inch Seacoast guns and I will get number 7 or 8 what ever the last one is. They have a long detailed post on the board right nowabout this latest build. Well worth the read.




We also have a very skilled carriage maker among us. Michael Elledge-Zulu has just completed a full size carriage for a a historic gun on display at the Alamo. He also builds small carriages. He built me three carriages so far; base for golf size coehorn, Field carriage for a 1 inch Brooks Napoleon and a field carriage for a 1/2 scale golf ball size Pack parrot. Again full disclosure, The Pack Parrot is my wife's gun.







You guys looking for a cannon take a look at our sponsors.

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