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Old June 11, 2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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Shooting our 1/4 Scale Parrott Cannon !

Thought I would post this over here. The cannon is 1/4 scale.




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

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Old June 11, 2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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Cool little thing, I guess that was blanks yes? Sort of looks like you are shooting at a roadway...
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Old June 11, 2010, 03:07 PM   #3
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We used about 200gr of black powder and some wadding. It packs a pretty good punch.
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Old June 11, 2010, 04:38 PM   #4
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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!
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Old June 11, 2010, 07:19 PM   #5
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Pretty cool, I'd have to load it up for real tho.
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Old June 11, 2010, 07:55 PM   #6
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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.
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Old June 11, 2010, 10:58 PM   #7
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I need one of those. It would be too much fun, though!!
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Old June 12, 2010, 02:59 PM   #8
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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/RedneckP.../4/_PigZlZXYSM

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Old July 8, 2010, 01:12 AM   #9
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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.
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Old July 8, 2010, 01:17 AM   #10
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conical projectile!!!!!!!

Hey,

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

So a .69 minie would be "authentic".

Is it rifled?????
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Old July 25, 2010, 11:49 AM   #11
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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.
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Old August 6, 2010, 10:22 AM   #12
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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.
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Old August 6, 2010, 10:31 AM   #13
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Neat. I have a smaller version in .50 cal, not rifled. Have fired blanks many times but no balls.
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