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12-19-2017 10:59 AM
seacoastartillery Bommerralph, All the important pics and all the line drawings are posted on this thread; we have one 80% complete engineering drawing which we will email to you gratis. No statement necessary. Send us an email and your drawing will be sent to you. Since you are the first to request this info, you will be the only one to get it. We consider this thread closed and WILL NOT be responding to any more comments or questions on it. M&T
12-19-2017 08:29 AM
boomerralph I would be on board at the higher price!

Since you are not going to be building these, and I have a fairly complete machine shop, would you be willing to make available your research and drawings (yes at a price!)? I will be retiring soon, and will need a project to keep me occupied. This would be solely for my use, and would be willing to sign a statement to that effect.
12-02-2017 01:00 AM
seacoastartillery Thanks for your vote of confidence, Kevin, but don't hold your breath. I doubt if any version of the 12" Mortar will be completed in our shop. In fact I have already started research on a completely different cannon. Back to the Civil War! However, it will be a big surprise to everyone who will know about the new products when they are completed, not before.
Tracy & Mike
12-01-2017 07:28 PM
Kevin Rohrer If you are going to build a couple for a diorama, I still want one.
12-01-2017 07:06 AM
The Coast Defense Mortar M1890 A-1 will not be Built.

The membership has spoken; the Coast Defense Mortar will not be built and not for sale here. No, Mike does not have a price yet on the Naval Deck Gun, although maybe in a couple months he will. Thank you all for your prompt replies. The majority does not want the 12" Mortar and that's O.K. Now we know and can make plans accordingly. Who knows, maybe we will build a couple for a diarama of the modified Abbott Quad Mortar Pit with only two Coast Defense Mortars emplaced in it like the one pictured below. That would be a really fine Gun Show exhibit.


12-01-2017 05:50 AM
beazld Tracy,
I will have to see what the cost of the naval gun is projected to be before making a decision on the mortar. My budget won't allow both.
I know Seacoast's quality so it's not an issue of value, it's just an issue of disposable income. Do you have a projected sell price yet on the deck gun?
11-30-2017 10:34 PM
Gregowen I would still be on board for the 12 inch mortar even at the higher price (the longer time would help me to save accordingly!). But I would have to opt out on the naval gun. Unless the latter becomes the only option (and allows more time to save).

Best Wishes - Greg
11-30-2017 09:56 PM
Fredstaple Tracy,

Sorry to hear of your health issues limiting your time in the shop. I hope you feel better with less time working and can enjoy semi retirement.


The original price was great, but even at 349 it was not an easy decision for me. $800, or more if the majority wants more detail, is a lot for my budget and I canít swing it especially as I am now very interested in the naval deck gun Seacoast is considering. I am sorry, but please take me off the list for the mortar.

The seacoast mortar is a very cool project and I wish you the best as you go forward with it. You both make some really impressive guns and I am the proud owner of one of them.
11-30-2017 08:18 PM
double d Mike,

For me $349 for a firecracker cannon is extravagant. I rationalize the purchase because of your attention to detail and exquisite craftsman ship, and a touch loyalty.

As beautiful as the guns are, I cannot justify an object díart or toy firecracker cannon that cost $799. A scale replica shooting scale projectiles, maybe, probably almost for sure I would buy.

That is my part.

For your part, you cannot afford to give away your work. You spend a lot of time designing, testing, and building these things. That costs money. You need to be paid more than the door greeter at WalMart.

Sorry, I will have to withdraw my order at this time.

Should you find a less detailed yet still representative version, that comes closer to the $349 then I may be interested.
11-30-2017 07:20 PM
Kevin Rohrer I am good w/ the price. But it would nice to see the entire bore drilled to .700 for that price.
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