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Terry Falls
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October 15, 2014 - 10:59 pm
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Recently, I posted some pics of a 709V pp that members helped me identify. In the conversations on the forum, I mentioned that I had an accumulation of different firearms stuff. Of course, members asked for pictures, so as time allows, I will post a few and a brief description if anyone is interested. Reminding everyone, this is a  Not a DW handgun! 

3/5 replica of a War of the Rebellion Union  1861 Coehorn mortar. Specifications as follows; 67 m/m, (coincidentally, same size as a concrete filled 12 ounce Bud Lite can, go figure the odds!) Built about 2 years ago, fired extensively this summer. 1 oz 2ffg usually shoots a 24 oz projectile 300-350 yards. Double charge, about double the distance, 5 and 6 ounces, I have never found a fired one to measure distance. 7" thick oak bed, 6" diameter tube, it weighs around 140 pounds. Barrel is a highly machined weldment from 6" od seamless tubing with a 3 3/4 od dom tube shrunk into it. Bore was finished @ 2.635 for windage and projectile clearance. Barrel finish is just black powder coat presently, my intent is to shot blast and brass plate for long term. Super fun to shoot, reminiscent of a 105 howitzer going off. After doing the mechanical calculations for stress, based on a 30000 psi breech pressure, I ended up with a 700 percent safety factor. Our family Fourth of July's are fireworks/trap shooting/hand gunning. At the end of the day I start deafening people with cannon fire. It does tend to wake the old folks and grand kids up. The wood finish is linseed oil and looks rough, but that is just from repeated shooting this summer.(60-75 shots). Not practical for silhouette shooting or deer hunting, but a HPicture-001.jpgImage Enlarger

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ell of a lot of fun regardless.

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Thats pretty cool Terry. I'd like to see it fired. One of my uncles built a full size 3" Civil War cannon. Beautiful gun. Half a pound of powder and a can full of gravels will just about top the trees. He gets her out for Independence Day and he does a  reenactment or two as well.

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Terry, you came through with the pictures, but, now we want a video!

Veterans Day maybe?

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Actually, hiding on the pos dell somewhere are some vids of this piece and a 37/mm napoleon on a naval carriage being fired. Also some pics of a 1898 Winchester 10ga. signal cannon  being used to wake the sleeping. I'll look around sometime and find them. What are the limits on mpeg upload size?

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October 16, 2014 - 9:23 pm
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I guess we'll have to have Jody or Steve to answer that cause I don't think I know the answer to that.

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October 17, 2014 - 10:35 pm
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Terry Falls said
Actually, hiding on the pos dell somewhere are some vids of this piece and a 37/mm napoleon on a naval carriage being fired. Also some pics of a 1898 Winchester 10ga. signal cannon  being used to wake the sleeping. I'll look around sometime and find them. What are the limits on mpeg upload size?

Not sure about limits on uploads, but if you have it stored on a hosting site, you could post a link to the video

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I will try to edit a couple of video's down to around 15-20 seconds, see what happens.

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