Marine Corps Naval cannon project #2: The Brass

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Blog entry by Trapper brandenburger posted 07-14-2016 03:03 PM 1831 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve received the brass hardware back from blasting and polishing. Now I can start cutting and laying out pieces for the carriage!

I’ve spoken to several retired navy sailors and found out that people would take spent shells and or parts from decommission ships and cast them into other parts. So WM.C. Capehart was probably the person that made the cast pattern and the U.S.S. Vulcan was a repair ship that served beginning in the 1940’s and was scrapped in 2006.

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#1 posted 07-14-2016 05:14 PM

This will be fun to tag along with!
A buddy made a scale version of some Civil War era cannon with a section of rifled tank barrel (don’t recall the size).
He would shoot black powder charges and the thing was amazingly accurate. Biggest challenge was the spoked wood wheels and steel rim strapping (first time doing that).

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#2 posted 07-14-2016 11:42 PM

I’m going to enjoy following along on this project!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 07-17-2016 04:26 AM

I’m onboard with this project.

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