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As promised, preview for a titanium cannon.
The first picture for the first machining-prototype.
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Hello artillery Shop welcome.

Titanium, interesting. Difficult machining. Tough material. Any particular reason you choose Titanium?

Is that a model of a specific cannon? Are you copying an original design (safer) What size it-what pounder-Bore diameter.

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How are the trunnions attached?

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Alexandre Coratella writes the following quote in GBO Messaging:




"Land_owner,
Research and development it's me and I create the cannon - smoothbore titanium (Barrel, front sight, rear sight and trunnions machined in one piece.) with CNC machining accuracy 1/1000."..





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I walks in my old brown gaiters along o my old brown mule,
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Its only the pick of the Army that handles the dear little pets - Tss! Tss!

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How are the trunnions attached?
No glue, no screw, no welding.
For more resistance, the trunnions are machined in the mass

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Hello artillery Shop welcome.

Titanium, interesting. Difficult machining. Tough material. Any particular reason you choose Titanium?

Is that a model of a specific cannon? Are you copying an original design (safer) What size it-what pounder-Bore diameter.
Thank you Double D.
Yes it's very difficult for machining, milling, high precision lapping...
The reasons : Very resistant (more than steel), lighter weight (steel and bronze), original products, technical challenge.
This cannon is not a specific copy cannon. The design is original. The cannon is tested, radiography with x-rays and shortly ok with CIP Proof House for 123 grains (8 grams) of black powder for commercialisation.

The characteristics are :

Material : Aerospace Grade Titanium
Barrel Length : 12" – 304.8 mm
Internal Finish Barrel : High Precision Lapping
Caliber : .50 inch – 12.70 mm
Loading : Muzzleloading
Explosive : Black Powder
Maximum Load : 123 grains – 8 grams
Total Length : 13.88" – 352.5 mm
Total Mass : 57,67 oz – 1635 grams
Trunnions Diameter : .50 inch – 12.70 mm

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Seems like a machining masterpiece. It does seem though, that if you are going to go through all the considerable labor, that replicating an original barrel instead of a fantasy gun would have been a better idea.


Original replicas have considerably more value than fantasy barrels. It seems like it would have been the same amount of work.
I could be wrong.



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Seems like a machining masterpiece. It does seem though, that if you are going to go through all the considerable labor, that replicating an original barrel instead of a fantasy gun would have been a better idea.


Original replicas have considerably more value than fantasy barrels. It seems like it would have been the same amount of work.
I could be wrong.



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"Seems like a machining masterpiece." Thank you very much.
Yes it's a big labor.
For replicas, it's necessary to have the exact dimensions. It's a big work to search.
I want an original creation

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