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mazo kid
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« on: July 22, 2015, 11:49:25 AM »

I made this mortar about 3 years ago. I printed the page from "Round Shot and Rammers" onto graph paper for scaling. Here is the start:
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2015, 11:51:12 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 11:52:13 AM »

All together and functional.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2015, 11:53:18 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 11:54:07 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2015, 11:55:09 AM »

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Wild Wilkie
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2015, 03:23:24 PM »

That is really cool!
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2015, 02:41:56 AM »

That is really cool!

I think so too.
Way cool...
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2015, 05:17:41 AM »

50 cal? have you shot it?
I'm guessing it has a bronze barrel..?
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2015, 05:23:02 AM »

Exc job! yes
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mazo kid
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2015, 05:00:17 PM »

Actually about 48 caliber. The first time I loaded it with about 12 grains ffg behind the ball and I could actually see the ball in flight. I now shoot about 20 grains of powder. The barrel.....years ago when I was still working there were several large valves replaced at work. I salvaged out the brass stem from one. The base is 6" long, 3-1/4" wide and 2-1/4" high, made from a solid piece of walnut. The barrel is 3" long. All the fittings were hand made from "stuff"!
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2015, 04:16:20 PM »

Very nice, that's a great job building that. I could have alot of fun with one of those round here... boom drink
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