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I'm on the hunt for dimensioned drawings of cannons. I'd appreciate any pointers to web sites, books, whatever. I'm making a smallish cannon out of 2.5" diameter 4130, primarily just to make noise. I'd like to have some drawings to work from to make a replica, something nice to look at, as well as hear.

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I'm on the hunt for dimensioned drawings of cannons. I'd appreciate any pointers to web sites, books, whatever. I'm making a smallish cannon out of 2.5" diameter 4130, primarily just to make noise. I'd like to have some drawings to work from to make a replica, something nice to look at, as well as hear.

Any help?
I can send you an AutoCAD drawing of anything I've posted here. If I haven't drawn it yet it doesn't take much time. File or print.
 

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Any idea what style barrel you are interested in?
 

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CW, I know you have been busy, but. Have you had a chance to draw up that Pack Parrott? Thanks, Wes
 

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Ahhhhhhhhhhh ... it has been a while hasn't it!

Let me get to looking through my stuff to see where I left off; and get moving again.
 

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GG,
Powder Keg is looking for drawings for a pack pattott. Much like a regular parrott but short and of lenght for the Mt. Howitzer carriage.
There is one being shot in the N-SSA but it is not known if they were ever produced. That one was built from arsenal drawin's.
 

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There is at least one picture of a pack Parrott in the South Bend Replicas catalog. I think they even list it in the price list (with minimal dimensions.)

I don't have anything on it. Maybe AOP does.
 

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GGaskill said:
There is at least one picture of a pack Parrott in the South Bend Replicas catalog. I think they even list it in the price list (with minimal dimensions.)
The SBR catalog lists it as a '2.9" Parrott Rifled Pack Howitzer'. It was produced from a "Paulson Brothers drawing of a Don Lutz archival discovery"

Length, 36"; weight, 350 lbs; bore, 2 3/4" smooth

That's a pretty substantial chunk of iron. I seem to ahve lost my SBR price sheet so I'm not sure what the cost is .
 

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Price for the 2.9” PARROTT RIFLED PACK HOWITZER, from South Bend Replicas, Inc. 350 pound smooth bore barrel, lathe turned is $2976 plus shipping. The price comes out to $8.50 per pound.
That is a lot of little cannon. :eek:
 

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Sorry, I was thinking on a different level. I mean that there were no pack parrott's made during the civil war and that the one's being shot are made from archival drawing's.
I've been around the Civil war stuff all my life and have become stuck in a what is and what isn't rut.
 

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The drawing CW is kindly redrawing for me is from AOP. Don Lutz? gave me a copy because it was a pretty bad copy. I guesss his copy is bad also? I was steered there by Cannons online. Their smoothe bore model is $1850 for the tube. Add $1900 for rifling. I was thinking of making a 1/2 scale model. Later,
 
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