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tankgeezer
08-15-2011, 04:16 PM
I was minding my own business, sweeping out the garage and then here comes a truck, pulling into my drive. I ordered some boots, but that doesnt look much like boots. Ah, it must be that new toy I ordered....

Its a Naval Carronade, (reproduction) a pattern used in the mid 1800's. Although it can be fired, it looks fine on the floor in my front room.

Iron Yeoman
08-15-2011, 06:32 PM
Do you have a problem with Pirates in Tennesse Tankgeezer? :D

Iron Yeoman
08-15-2011, 06:33 PM
Oh and please tell me it works, if it does i'll happily volunteer to help you crew it!

Churchill
08-15-2011, 06:51 PM
Looking good. Where are you going to put it?

tankgeezer
08-15-2011, 08:16 PM
Oh and please tell me it works, if it does i'll happily volunteer to help you crew it!
Aye Matey we do indeed, the Tennessee River is rife with piracy ! (well yuppies in powerboats anyway) although it can be fired, I have no plans at present to build a proper mount for it, but if I get bored this Fall, who knows....So it will sit in the front room for now.

VonWeyer
08-16-2011, 04:32 AM
Looks good...where did you get it from?

Iron Yeoman
08-16-2011, 06:54 AM
I remember seeing one of the cannons off Victory being fired at Pendennis castle. Exceptionally loud and lots of smoke. You could feel the vibration of it going off through the floor, a truly awesome spectacle seeing it fired.

It must have been incredible to see a Man o' War firing a broadside back in those days.

Rising Sun*
08-16-2011, 08:37 AM
I was minding my own business, sweeping out the garage and then here comes a truck, pulling into my drive. I ordered some boots, but that doesnt look much like boots. Ah, it must be that new toy I ordered....

Its a Naval Carronade, (reproduction) a pattern used in the mid 1800's. Although it can be fired, it looks fine on the floor in my front room.

Some people have too much time and money on their hands. ;) :D

Doesn't Walmart have smaller and cheaper doorstops? :D

A mate of a mate of mine has a rather larger but still well under full sized version of the wheeled cannon you have in your corner, which he fires from time to time on his country property. Apparently it makes a very satisfactory noise and removes impressive amounts of forest flora, and any fauna which happens to be in its path.

downwithpeace
08-16-2011, 08:57 AM
If your devious then mount it behind some blinds in your window and next time someone parks blocking your drive yell out "Raise the flaps and roll out the guns" then raise the blinds and wave.

Very nice.

tankgeezer
08-16-2011, 11:57 AM
RS* quote: "Doesn't Walmart have smaller and cheaper doorstops?"

Normally yes, but at present they are all in the Congress, Senate, and White House. ;)

tankgeezer
08-16-2011, 12:06 PM
Looks good...where did you get it from?

There are a few different companies in the U.S. that make cannon, This one is from Hern Ironworks, then there is Southbend replicas, the others I dont recall. I chose a naval gun because they have more detail, and character.

Iron Yoeman: You might find this interesting, although it is hollywood pryotechnics, (the Victory has few real guns left, most are fiber glass props so I am told.) it is still impressive. http://youtu.be/L2WdU3Zkeig

Or,,,http://youtu.be/mQSBxQiLSyQ

VonWeyer
08-17-2011, 02:23 AM
There are a few different companies in the U.S. that make cannon, This one is from Hern Ironworks, then there is Southbend replicas, the others I dont recall. I chose a naval gun because they have more detail, and character.

Thanx for the feedback.

Rising Sun*
08-17-2011, 09:04 AM
RS* quote: "Doesn't Walmart have smaller and cheaper doorstops?"

Normally yes, but at present they are all in the Congress, Senate, and White House. ;)

:mrgreen:

You seem to draw your elected representatives from the same doorstop factory reject bin that we select ours. :(

tankgeezer
08-17-2011, 01:38 PM
:mrgreen:

You seem to draw your elected representatives from the same doorstop factory reject bin that we select ours. :(
I do believe that they use the same "Feet of Clay " casting process. ;)

Iron Yeoman
08-17-2011, 06:12 PM
Funny that, ours too it would seem.

Btw Tankgeezer, thanks for the those two links I thoroughly enjoyed them.

tankgeezer
08-17-2011, 07:15 PM
You're welcome Iron, they are impressive. It would be something to see a battery of Bronze 42pounders fired at full charge. It'd be worth going deaf for a week.
I begin to think that there is a periodical available to politicians everywhere and by reading it they all manage to achieve a uniform level of buffoonish mediocrity.

muscogeemike
08-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Tennessee is a ways from TX but I second Iron Yeoman, I’ll man the gun with you.

32Bravo
08-20-2011, 09:10 AM
I was minding my own business, sweeping out the garage and then here comes a truck, pulling into my drive. I ordered some boots, but that doesnt look much like boots. Ah, it must be that new toy I ordered....

Its a Naval Carronade, (reproduction) a pattern used in the mid 1800's. Although it can be fired, it looks fine on the floor in my front room.


T.G. taking the 'Right to Bare Arms' to another level. :lol: ;)

Rising Sun*
08-20-2011, 09:20 AM
T.G. taking the 'Right to Bare Arms' to another level. :lol: ;)

He can bear it, if he can lift it. ;) :D

tankgeezer
08-20-2011, 11:17 AM
Were I yet in my strapping youth, (35) I could swing it's 320lbs (thats 23 stone for the heathen among us ) over my shoulder like a groggery wench. These days though, I'm pleased to be able to move it so I can hoover the place. ;) :)

Rising Sun*
08-20-2011, 11:52 AM
Were I yet in my strapping youth, (35) I could swing it's 320lbs (thats 23 stone for the heathen among us ) over my shoulder like a groggery wench.

If you got your rocks off in your youth by swinging a 23 stone groggery wench over your shoulder, you should be very happy with your cannon. For a start, the cannon can't talk, whereas a 23 stone groggery wench would be hard to shut up. :D



These days though, I'm pleased to be able to move it so I can hoover the place. ;) :)

If you'd captured a good groggery wench, of any weight, she'd be doing the hoovering for you. :D

32Bravo
08-21-2011, 05:48 AM
Since reading T.G.'s reference to Hoovering, I can't seem to shake offf this rather bizarre image of him running about dressed as a bewhiskered, French maid with a vacuum cleaner. :(

Rising Sun*
08-21-2011, 08:44 AM
Since reading T.G.'s reference to Hoovering, I can't seem to shake offf this rather bizarre image of him running about dressed as a bewhiskered, French maid with a vacuum cleaner. :(

In your nightmare, is he wearing a frilly apron over the nozzle? ;)

32Bravo
08-21-2011, 06:15 PM
In your nightmare, is he wearing a frilly apron over the nozzle? ;)

You've been having the same nightmare, eh?

tankgeezer
08-21-2011, 06:23 PM
You've been having the same nightmare, eh?
Or have you both been using the same type of recreational "bizarre image" catalyst?

32Bravo
08-22-2011, 01:48 PM
Or have you both been using the same type of recreational "bizarre image" catalyst?

Busted!!! :(

tankgeezer
08-22-2011, 02:19 PM
You must have had a Little Nicky flashback.