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Looking for a full size Civil War Cannon.
18 April, 2013 | myself

Posted on 04/18/2013 3:58:47 PM PDT by M.K. Borders

I am looking for someone with access to a full size Civil War Cannon, who would be able and willing to bring it to a gathering of old, dried up Artillerymen in the Evansville Area in June.

Would prefer a field gun in the 10 lbs class, but if you have something different let me know.


TOPICS: History; Hobbies; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: cannon

1 posted on 04/18/2013 3:58:47 PM PDT by M.K. Borders
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To: M.K. Borders

Contact the Single Action Shooting Society. I know that there have been cannons of this size at national events.


2 posted on 04/18/2013 4:05:18 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: M.K. Borders

I saw a couple on Gunbroker.com once. I think they were asking 80k for the pair.....


3 posted on 04/18/2013 4:09:31 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: M.K. Borders

I know there are a few re-enactors who are artillery , best look around your area for the local groups


4 posted on 04/18/2013 4:09:41 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: rstrahan

End of Trail is 6 miles from my house.


5 posted on 04/18/2013 4:10:52 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Just FYI—there is an awesome Revolutionary War Cannon for sale on e-bay @ $12,500. Just get on e-bay and type REVOLUTIONARY WAR in your search and scroll down. It’s awesome, but I just can’t spare $12K at this time. You know how it is-—the wife might get a little cranky about it.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 4:20:31 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: M.K. Borders

My last cannon fell out of the canoe and was lost in a terrible mishap!


7 posted on 04/18/2013 4:25:02 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matater of Opinion)
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To: huckfillary

BOY!!! Do I ever know JUST how it is.

Seriously, not looking to buy. Just want one on hand for a gathering of OLFARTS (OLd Field Artillery ReTireeS)


8 posted on 04/18/2013 4:27:31 PM PDT by M.K. Borders (All I require of my government is the liberty my Grandfathers were born to.)
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To: M.K. Borders

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nmlra-National-Muzzle-Loading-Rifle-Association/275586585821388


9 posted on 04/18/2013 4:28:03 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matater of Opinion)
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To: M.K. Borders

Dixie Gun Works in Union City Tn, used to have them.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 4:28:30 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: M.K. Borders

Years ago I was at a CW reenactment where a cannon was firing rounds at plastic 55 gallon drums of water.

The nailed everyone at about 120 yards.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 4:34:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

How’d you get the cannon in the canoe? A kayak, maybe. But a canoe?


12 posted on 04/18/2013 4:39:27 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt
I used to keep one in my living room. Not a really big one, 2.75" bore.

When I towed it to events on a little trailer no one ever tailgated me!

13 posted on 04/18/2013 4:43:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matater of Opinion)
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To: M.K. Borders

Why not a 12 pound “Napoleon”?


14 posted on 04/18/2013 4:46:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Good enough for us.


15 posted on 04/18/2013 5:30:02 PM PDT by M.K. Borders (All I require of my government is the liberty my Grandfathers were born to.)
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To: M.K. Borders
Call the editor of the Camp Chase Gazette and get the name of a Civil War Artillery Group near you and pay them to come to your event. They will have the addresses of those that have anything from a James 6 pounder, Ordnance Rifle, 12 Pound Napoleon, or even a little 12 pound mountain howitzer. If you wish to buy one they will have the locations of the cannon makers also.
16 posted on 04/18/2013 6:25:46 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: M.K. Borders

Are you looking for something with a 30rd. mag or single shot?


17 posted on 04/18/2013 6:28:05 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: rstrahan

You know, a couple of days ago a friend and I were talking. There used to be a couple of cannons on almost every green in New England Ny and Penn IIRC. N

None anymore. What happened to them?


18 posted on 04/18/2013 8:01:39 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup

The cannons were so valuable that many cities sold them to collectors that paid a premium for them. I owned a bronze 1846 heavy 12 pounder at one time and they now sell for $100K+ now.That kind of money will keep a city’s largess paid for a short time.


19 posted on 04/18/2013 8:29:22 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: M.K. Borders
I am looking for someone with access to a full size Civil War Cannon, who would be able and willing to bring it to a gathering of old, dried up Artillerymen in the Evansville Area in June. Would prefer a field gun in the 10 lbs class, but if you have something different let me know.

You familiar with the Henry Knox Society? There's a Chapter in Vincennes in [big surprise here!] Knox County. 307-629-0269, or I can track down a e-mail address for you.

Barney [J. Paul Barnett] from Barney's Cannons passed away in 2010, but despite the distance, would have been a likely bet- he loved to show of the Big Iron to kids, and was a frequent contributor to renditions of the 1812 Overture. And, since I believe in backup plans, I'll try to track down some of his old crew. watch this space or FReepmail me.


20 posted on 04/23/2013 10:02:34 AM PDT by archy
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To: archy

Thanks Archy, standing by.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 1:52:03 PM PDT by M.K. Borders (All I require of my government is the liberty my Grandfathers were born to.)
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