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Tanksta
June 11, 2010, 02:15 PM
Thought I would post this over here. The cannon is 1/4 scale.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZOejRvfv5g

http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy167/OklaGuy67/parrotgun2.jpg

Kadmos
June 11, 2010, 02:37 PM
Cool little thing, I guess that was blanks yes? Sort of looks like you are shooting at a roadway...

Tanksta
June 11, 2010, 03:07 PM
We used about 200gr of black powder and some wadding. It packs a pretty good punch.

simonkenton
June 11, 2010, 04:38 PM
That is cool!
A pretty little gun!

I wish I had that thing when I was 14 years old, damn I would have had some fun.
I would be dead, but it would have been fun!

Hawg
June 11, 2010, 07:19 PM
Pretty cool, I'd have to load it up for real tho.:D

simonkenton
June 11, 2010, 07:55 PM
That's what I'm talking about.
I would have found a projectile, whether rock, golf ball, or whatever, but I would have found a slug and fired it at something.

BlackPowderSmoke
June 11, 2010, 10:58 PM
I need one of those. It would be too much fun, though!!

Tanksta
June 12, 2010, 02:59 PM
We have some .69 cal lead balls, but will wait to shoot them when we aren't at our shop in town. We did use another projectile......skittles. Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/user/RedneckPawnStars#p/u/4/_PigZlZXYSM

:eek:

DG45
July 8, 2010, 01:12 AM
I saw the crew from the TV reality show Pawn Stars shoot a bowling ball out of a mortar a couple of nights ago. You could probably top them by shooting billiard balls out of your little cannon.

bamaranger
July 8, 2010, 01:17 AM
Hey,

Parrots shot a conical projectile, as you know I bet.

So a .69 minie would be "authentic".

Is it rifled?????

notascrename
July 25, 2010, 11:49 AM
Jawbreakers make great "plinking" rounds. Local store sells 2 1/4 inch ones that fit good in my mountain howitzer. They don't carry like an iron ball but at 100 yds. theyll go through a car. sorry no pics, I live in dial-up land.

mec
August 6, 2010, 10:22 AM
Jawbreakers make great "plinking
used to suck on those for 20 minutes to get them to fit our 1.25" cannon barrel. They would blow right through a two by four.

Rifleman1776
August 6, 2010, 10:31 AM
Neat. I have a smaller version in .50 cal, not rifled. Have fired blanks many times but no balls.