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Old 07-06-2015, 12:20 PM   #1
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Many,many years ago as an apprentice i made on the side a pirates chest,
approx 6" x 4" x 4".Made in steel with the edges banded in brass angle,
escutcheon plts,handles hinges etc in brass.It was veneered in teak and had a miniature hasp and staple with miniature padlock,working with key.
The inside was lined with silk and fitted with a musical box.Presented it to my girlfriend (now my wife) She used it for many years for her jewelry
Sadly it disappeared over the years of travelling.Anyway to the point,for my next project i would like to make a simple model cannon.With a lifetime in engineering and woodworking as a hobby,it should be within my capacity
Does anybody have any drawings,photos or designs to help me.
Probably cast iron barrel with brass trim,wooden wheels and base etc
Any input would be most welcome


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Old 07-06-2015, 02:49 PM   #2
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Just be a little careful Baz - here in Western Australia if your model cannon has a bore and a source for ignition (like a flash hole) the cops will/do consider it a firearm and possession of it would be a serious offence. I've thought about making something similar myself and come to the conclusion that the 'bore' could only be around 10mm deep so it stays definitely legal.

Not sure about where you live but here even pvc 'spud guns' are considered a firearm and the authorities take it very seriously when they catch you with one. We just can't have any fun any more!


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Old 07-06-2015, 06:45 PM   #3
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If you want drawing/plans for relatively simple but attractive models of some examples you could look for:

Scale Model Cannon by Stewart & Heyes

ISBN 0-7195-3888-2

Not a large book, some 60 or so pages.

Published London, John Murray, 1982.

I doubt if you can buy one but maybe a Library can locate a copy.

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Surprisingly one on UK Amazon ...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scale-Model-...e+model+cannon

Yeah, I know ... fat lot of good there etc etc

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Some links to the best designs (FREE!) to get you started:

http://www.replicaplans.com/CivilWarCannon.html

http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/blackpo...plans-website/

http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/blackpo...lfball-mortar/

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Hi Baz
Here are a couple of pictures of a little cannon I made a few years ago, I searched online for cannon drawings, found one that I liked and copied that.
The carriage and limber are oak, the barrel is clear but has no touch hole, like a previous poster commented, here in Scotland the rozzers would take a dim view of anything that could be considered a firearm
The last pics are of a slightly larger model of a WW1 railway gun I made and a model of a coastal defence gun
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Like your model of Bill, Dougie.

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Thanks Dave
There is a video of it running on this site
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Hello Dougie,
May I ask the overall dimensions of the railway gun please?
A great job, beautifully engineered.
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Hi Dennis
The gun is built to 3.5" guage sizes
Its 35 inches long buffer to buffer, 7.5 inches wide and the barrel is 27 inches long
It has a working, interupted screw breech but no clear barrel, the barrel elevates and rotates as per the full size and the recoil system is functional
I sent copies of the drawings I made to someone in Australia who was going to do a cad version and send me a copy but I never heard any more from him
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I have made a few cannons. NJ is likely the toughest state for firearms. These a 10ga black powder blanks. The bores are stepped, no projectile. The bronze barrels look the best in my opinion. Photos
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