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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:55 AM

 

I think that I'm going to get a cannon,

Yes, a real live, working Civil War cannon is available for sale, and I'm seriously considering buying it. It would look really nice on my property as well, and fit in nicely with my penchant for all things historical.

What do you think?

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Reply I think that I'm going to get a cannon, (Original post)
MadHound Jan 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #1
MadHound Jan 2013 #3
nick of time Jan 2013 #6
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #2
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #4
nick of time Jan 2013 #5
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #7
MadHound Jan 2013 #8
OriginalGeek Jan 2013 #11
a geek named Bob Jan 2013 #9
cherokeeprogressive Jan 2013 #10
The Midway Rebel Jan 2013 #12
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #13
TheKentuckian Jan 2013 #14
Adsos Letter Jan 2013 #15
One_Life_To_Give Jan 2013 #16
Blue_Tires Jan 2013 #17
renie408 Jan 2013 #18
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #19

Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:57 AM

1. Abrams tank would be more impressive

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:00 AM

3. You can actually get those as well,

 

http://www.angelfire.com/hero/cade/company.html

The trouble with a tank is that it would compact my soil. Not a good thing.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:03 AM

6. You can even have a fully operational main gun

 

as long as you go through all the ATF procedures and papework.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:58 AM

2. If you have a place to put it, why not?

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:01 AM

4. I don't care. It's your money.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:01 AM

5. If you can get it for a decent price,

 

why the hell not, it would look good as lawn ornament.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:04 AM

7. A "canon" of your choice might be cheaper. nt

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:08 AM

8. Why would I want to put ecclesiasticall laws on my front lawn?

 

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Response to MadHound (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:18 AM

11. You can pack a bell in that canon!

I give this pun a D minor.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:09 AM

9. just make sure there's no barrel pitting n/t

 

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:11 AM

10. Way cool.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:34 AM

12. One of my Missouri neighbors has a bronze mountain howitzer they forged themselves.

It shoots soup cans filled with concrete and it is pretty accurate out to about a quarter mile or so. It will split an 8 inch diameter tree in two. It makes a hell of a pop and spits out and amazing amount of smoke and fire. I think they are crazy nuts and I am pretty sure they are harmless, but they do not like or trust the feds. It is a matter of family tradition going back to the Civil War.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:36 PM

13. That takes balls.

Good luck.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:26 PM

14. Rock on

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:50 PM

15. Get one of these (or make it yourself)

I always enjoy watching this vid:

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:55 PM

16. Local guy drags his out to Castle Island regularly

He fires a Salute to the USS Constitution when she goes out to make a turn. Imagine that a Cannon license in Mass.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:06 PM

17. Amateur historians still scour Civil War battlefields to dig up old (live) cannonballs

so you won't have to worry about ammo...

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:08 PM

18. Just make sure it is still capable of firing live rounds!

Cause otherwise, really, what's the point?

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:12 PM

19. I knew a person who bought a small howitzer cast in Indiana from civil war plans

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he built a gun carriage that could be carried by a pack horse and finished the detail work on the casting.

It was essentially "the real thing" He used it in civil war reenactments.

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