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#1 Pyro1

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:47 AM

Here is a little movie i took of a couple of cannons doing their thing.



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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:42 AM

I've build quite a few cannons, both air powered and combustion. Nice work.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:52 PM

I've build quite a few cannons, both air powered and combustion. Nice work.


Thanks
those 2 were the first cannons i ever fired, we picked up that old wooden fort from a junk sale for something to aim at, to be honest i wasnt exspecting so much power from them and it was great fun blowing that fort to bits.
since then iv been given a nice 1inch bore cannon, man does that thing have some kick and needs much tethering.
i will upload some vid/pics next time i fire it.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

Here is a couple of video's of me firing my golf ball cannon. Built it a few months ago...




Cannoneers enjoy a good bang!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:11 PM

I ordered a cannon ball mold(a-1164 =2 11/16 in ) from lil mac molds to make concrete balls for my soda can bore cannon.


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 09:54 PM

Many, many years ago I knew a guy who had a Civil War cannon, muzzle was marked 1862, 3" bore, with rifling, non-openable breech. I made wooden projectiles for it slightly bigger than beer cans. Wrapped a rag around one, placed about 1/2 teaspoon of some kind (forget now) of smokeless powder, fired it in my basement at the brick wall far end of the house. Figured with all that volume inside, detonation extremely impossible; it made a sound ~ like a .45 Auto, which I had also fired down there. The wood can hit the wall, without damaging it much, cracked into pieces.

 

Muzzle end was about 6 inches in diameter, tapering to about 10 at the fat end. Had two round trunnions on sides for mounting. Wish I had taken a pic. This was in 1962.  tenney






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