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Old 07-15-2016, 06:59 AM   #21
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Good day Albert,

Check this link to Wikipedia.
There is a comprehensive list of WW11 artillery.
Photos and specs.
Would allow you to go to blue prints and match the pdf. to the piece.
Should allow an opportunity to scale back.
Regards,
Dennis

Blue prints offer free PDF. sheets. You will need to sign up. Check Weapons tab.
http://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...r_II_artillery
Thanks a lot for all your effort!!


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Old 12-18-2016, 02:47 AM   #22
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Maybe a bit late on this thread, but just completed the Christmas Cannons for all the men in the family, sons, grandsons, nephews.
These were constructed of 1021 cold rolled for the barrels and wheels, brass for the axles and fittings and copper for the trunnion holddowns and white oak for the carriages.
I did a batch of silver and gold bracelets for all the ladies in the family a couple of christmas's ago, but thought cannons were more fitting for the men so started this project in June. Seems age takes its tole as it sure takes longer to get stuff done these days
Has been a fun and learning project, lots of specialized tooling had to be built along with trying to have them completed by this christmas.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:18 AM   #23
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Great job they all look uniform and I'm sure will be a welcome gift. Here's one of my cannons.
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Old 12-19-2016, 05:21 AM   #24
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That carriage and those wheels of your field gun look like works of art. Beautiful work on those spokes and rims, the offset on the wheels must of taken lots of time and love.
Great job, scroc
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Hi shipdisturber...lovely work..I have the editions No 12 and 20 from antique ordnance which covers artillery for the land service of the United States 1849-1865...I have made barrels for napoleon and 12 pdr field howitzer but the dished wheels have always had me stuffed,any info on the construction of these would would be very much appreciated...fine wood work is not my best pastime...is your cannon a parrot...once again excellent work...cheers clem
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Thanks Scroc and Jayville! It's supposed to be a 1873 Parrot Rifle (I think) I made it from pictures and specs I found on the net, no plans. The dished wheels are made from laminated oak stair steps, I turned them on the lathe. The spokes were cut with a scroll saw then hand sanded smooth, the banding is copper tubing pounded flat and epoxied in place. The touch hole is filled with clear epoxy so it can't be fired. The cannon in this picture can be fired, my son has a gun permit so it's going to be his Christmas gift.


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