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The Lapan cannon barrel is a copy of a British barrel made during the Revolutionary War and recovered from Lake George. The Carriage is similar to the style of that period.

The gun was cast and sold by Lapan Founry in New York during the 1976 Bicentennial.





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Love to have a bronze one at $375!

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Coming slow, but, taking my time. Not to sure about the green I picked out, but, maybe it will grow on me
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I think the green will look OK when it is all together. What type of paint are you using?
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I think the green will look OK when it is all together. What type of paint are you using?
Oil base primer for all wood and metal after I grind all rust off and repair. Oil base black for all metal parts. Top quality latex for wood that is premiered already

There is also a yellow oil base used for some bling type parts.
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Finally just about got it broken down, grinding rust, washed, primered, painted. Gonna start reassembling soon.
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Sure are a lot of parts in one of these.
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Sure are a lot of parts in one of these.
Yea, thats what I thought. That isnt even all of the . Others I have soaking. I can tell cannon has been worked on several times, maybe even modified.
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Besides some touch up paint, pretty much done. Kinda realized when I was done it kinda looks like a John Deere cannon, or a VW hippie van. Anyhow, it was a lot of fun going through it. Maybe I will get another cannon down the road I would feel comfortable shooting.
Any ideas for protecting the vent hole and barrel opening in the elements?? I plan on displaying cannon outside. Thanks
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