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Smokin'Joe
January 13, 2013, 02:24 PM
Check this out!

http://gawker.com/5975421/18th-century-cannon-in-central-park-found-loaded-and-ready-to-fire

indy1919
January 13, 2013, 06:25 PM
I guess you can never assume a gun is unloaded...

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/11/exclusive-loaded-revolutionary-war-era-cannon-found-in-central-park/

Beagle333
January 13, 2013, 06:30 PM
Thanks for the link. I had seen that headline scrolling across the bottom of my CNN screen this morning, but they never got around the the story before I wandered off for the day.

Archie Otto
January 13, 2013, 11:03 PM
Well, you are asking a hot bed question. Good luck!

4V50 Gary
January 14, 2013, 06:13 AM
Dry powder works fine.

Magnum Wheel Man
January 14, 2013, 08:03 AM
FIL had a remington army style brasser, that was loaded when he died... I was unsure of the charges, so I pulled the balls & shot the powder out of it, 15-16 years later, & the long compressed powder seemed to fire just fine... no idea how long he had it loaded, before he died, but it had been stored in the air conditioned house the whole time