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Old July 29, 2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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Black Powder Cannon

Does anyone have information about this little jewel? .45 caliber, rifled barrel working cannon. The barrel is 7-1/2 inches. I can find plenty of scale model cannons on the net, but have never found one with a rifled barrel. Anyone???
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Old July 29, 2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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There are markings on the breech end that look like words. What do it say?
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Old July 29, 2010, 08:15 PM   #3
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Some of it is hard to make out, but looks like:

Dike Span 45 Cal
Black Powder Only
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Old July 29, 2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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I believe it says "Diker Spain". I understand the manufacturer would be Diker (AKA Jukar ?) and place of manufacture would be Spain. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old July 29, 2010, 10:25 PM   #5
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Dikar.
Made in Spain, .45 cal. Nicely made little gun. The breech is removeable.
Value is about $150.
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Old July 29, 2010, 11:41 PM   #6
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My brother had one of those when we were in high school, we used to strap it down to a railroad base plate (otherwise it would flip end over end when fired) and fire lead balls. It was quite a bit of fun to mess with back then. The little carriage will not last long if you fire full loads, as I recall.

Definitely not a toy. I wonder if he still has that thing?
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Old July 30, 2010, 07:51 AM   #7
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Nice looking naval model.
The rifled barrel is a puzzlement. I'll betcha the manufacturer simply used hunks of left over rifle barrel to make that. Rifled is not correct for period and style of cannon.
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Old July 30, 2010, 10:45 AM   #8
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Cannon

Thanks for all the information gentlemen.
Bill, the barrel in one piece (muzzle loader).
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Old July 30, 2010, 12:57 PM   #9
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Look carefully. The breech plug is screwed in.
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Old August 9, 2010, 11:23 PM   #10
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The rifled barrel is a puzzlement. I'll betcha the manufacturer simply used hunks of left over rifle barrel to make that. Rifled is not correct for period and style of cannon.
That is correct, but I'm willing to bet that import restrictions and firearms laws had more to do with why this little guy is rifled than historical accuracy.
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Old August 26, 2010, 02:19 PM   #11
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I can tell you I like it . I made a poor mans version out of some metal tubing, a wood block, a pop rivet, and some other odds and ends. I use bottle rocket propellant and the everyday metal BBs like you use in a BB gun. Not as cool or fancy as the real deal, but still fun for when your bored .
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