I Have Decided To Arm Myself

Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:10 pm

DVC500_at_last wrote:
Why settle for such a small caliber???? Go with a IOWA Class.


I have better picture:
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:14 pm

They say the water boils from the muzzle flash and the ship will skip about 50' across the water when firing a broadside like that. That is why they have a flat bottom, so they don't roll.
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:21 pm

Richard S. wrote:
DVC500_at_last wrote:Why settle for such a small caliber???? Go with a IOWA Class.

I have better picture:


16" dia shell, yet they still refer to it as a 50 cal. gun :shock:
Dia of shell / length of barrel thing... Kewl stuff.
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:21 pm

I like the idea of a small cannon for home security, but I'm afraid the swivel mount on the headboard will block the mirrors on the ceiling. :)

I'm not much of a gun person, but I saw a nice pistol last week that I thought might be a good choice for home. It looks like a "normal" revolver, but shoots a 410 shotgun shell. It holds five shots. I thought $650 was a bit steep!
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:32 pm

Freddy wrote:but I'm afraid the swivel mount on the headboard will block the mirrors on the ceiling. :)


You are truly a sick man Freddy.......... I'm so proud of you. :D
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:37 pm

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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:49 pm

coaledsweat wrote:the wheels are made a little oddly and they are canted for a reason (bet you wonder why


Give us a hint -- which way are they canted, and what is odd about the way they are made?
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:53 pm

A bucket of chain would have taken that target right out!
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:57 pm

PC 12-47E wrote:Live Fire Civil War Cannon :idhitit: :blowup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHYWcBILxgk



That's really cool.
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:01 pm

rberq wrote:
coaledsweat wrote:the wheels are made a little oddly and they are canted for a reason (bet you wonder why


Give us a hint -- which way are they canted, and what is odd about the way they are made?


It is one of the great advances in field artillery. From the hub, the spokes tip out giving the wheel a dish and the axle ends are angled so the wheels cambered in at the bottom. Caissons got the same deal. Why?
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:18 am

Last hint. Think of yourself as the soldier marching behind this thing.
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:26 am

coaledsweat wrote:Last hint. Think of yourself as the soldier marching behind this thing.



You don't get mud thrown off the wheels into your face?
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:37 am

brckwlt wrote:I hope your joking about the cannon.


What gun do you guys prefer to use for a home invasion? Do you think a mossberg shotgun is the way to go?


Unless you have significant experience and training in high stress CQB scenarios the only gun you should have is a shorty, large bore pump shotgun loaded with bird shot. It's the most intimidating short range weapon you can wield. Point in the general direction and shoot. No experience necessary.
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:49 am

ErikLaurence wrote:You don't get mud thrown off the wheels into your face?


Exactly! Generals being fussy about details, don't like showing up for a fight with an army of men and horses covered from head to toe with mud. The roads of the day were dirt and a little rain and a lot of traffic would insure that the spokes would be down in the mud and dragging it up with every turn of the wheel. The cup shape and outward slant of the wheel assured that the mud was thrown to the side of the road and not directly back behind it. A bonus is you are less likely to bang your knee/leg on the hub when running back and forth servicing the cannon.
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:52 am

coaledsweat wrote:
ErikLaurence wrote:You don't get mud thrown off the wheels into your face?


Exactly! Generals being fussy about details, don't like showing up for a fight with an army of men and horses covered from head to toe with mud. The roads of the day were dirt and a little rain and a lot of traffic would insure that the spokes would be down in the mud and dragging it up with every turn of the wheel. The cup shape and outward slant of the wheel assured that the mud was thrown to the side of the road and not directly back behind it. A bonus is you are less likely to bang your knee/leg on the hub when running back and forth servicing the cannon.



What do I win? :lol:
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