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Unread postAuthor: miskaman » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:24 pm

thespeedycicada wrote:If you look at a civil war howitzer the port is at the rear of the cc on the top.And by stain i meant a sanded and shiny good quality dark oil based stain to get that rustic look.


Well I kinda went for that look, but I'm really bad at staining. When it warms up again next spring, I'll sand it down and try re-staining. And over the winter I'll redo the igniter so I can hold it in my hand. That would kinda represent a fuze.
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Unread postAuthor: miskaman » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:28 pm

foothead wrote:It would be really cool if you made it breech loading.

BTW- what fuel does it use to get 300 yds? mine only gets like 125 at the most


Bad idea. Civil war cannons are muzzle loaded, not breach. I'm going for authenticity here, not performance.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudChucker24 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:12 pm

So how did you end up mounting these wheels?
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Unread postAuthor: miskaman » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:55 pm

SpudChucker24 wrote:So how did you end up mounting these wheels?


I actually used a strip of sheet metal about 1" wide, and about 10 inches long and bent it to form a U shape. I made two of those and mounted them on the end on the big timber supporting the cannon width wise.

Then I just drilled a hole to fit the bolt coming out of the wheel hub. Then secured the bolt on the other side of the sheet metal with a nut.

I'll see if I can get some pictures of it. Kinda confusing.
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