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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2020, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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I started on the second Armstrong Naval Gun restoration. Here's a video of the breech build. Dom

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2020, 08:06 PM
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Oh Dom, that is so very creative! Thanks for sharing.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2020, 11:49 PM
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Well done Dom , a segmented built up breach is the most reasonable method of building a interrupted threaded breach that I can think of. You demonstrate mastery of the hand grinder also. A full functioning breach can be made if design taken a little further.
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Thanks for showing how you made the breech block, Dom. Now everyone knows why you are our go-to guy if we are thinking about any sort of fabrication, what-so-ever!!

Tracy and Mike

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Guys, thanks for the compliments! I'll have more done on it later this week. Moose, I believe you're right. A breech can be made using this method that would handle a projectile charge. This one is being made to handle a light salute charge. Mike & Tracy, I am honored to be your go to fabrication guy. Dom

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Thanks for putting that up Dom, very interesting. That is very impressive work also. I wish I could even weld that good,LOL. But I suck at it.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2020, 11:56 PM
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Very impressive. Thanks for posting the video as it is very interesting!

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