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Old December 31, 2010, 05:15 PM   #1
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Me and a friend playing with our miniature coehorn mortars.

Here's some videos from the tests.

It was a lot of fun. Made the mortar barrels on my lathe from cold-rolled steel. They are .35 caliber and here we are firing them with pyrodex. Had a little trouble working up a blank load with a good report using the pyrodex, but wrapping a little flour in aluminum foil and using it as a projectile seemed to do the trick.

Here are some pics of the one I made. It is the shorter of the two.







As an aside, does anyone know where to get some real black powder in the Portland, OR area?
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Old December 31, 2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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That's neat, thanks!

Edit to add, all of those were blanks firing, yes? Is there a place you can actually try firing a real ball safely?
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Old December 31, 2010, 09:07 PM   #3
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Yep, all blanks. As for firing real balls, I can always go out to the boonies, I just have no idea how far it might go on an indirect trajectory so I am a little leery about it. In the meantime, it's a fun little noisemaker and will be a good way to ring in the new year.
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