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Offline mazo kid

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Building a scale British mortar
« on: November 04, 2020, 04:16:40 PM »
Some of you may have seen this on our sister Remington forum. This is how it started.

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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2020, 04:18:37 PM »
Start of the bed and tube.

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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2020, 04:23:26 PM »
Handmade hardware.

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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2020, 04:24:11 PM »
Muzzle end

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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2020, 04:24:48 PM »
side view

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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2020, 04:26:16 PM »
And the rear.

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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2020, 04:27:20 PM »
This is a firing model, was a great project.

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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2020, 05:03:03 PM »
That is wicked-cool, Em!
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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2020, 08:35:33 PM »
I'll second the Capt's sentiments! That is way cool Em!
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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2020, 03:46:52 AM »
Cool. What size bore?
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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2020, 08:41:18 AM »
I should have paid more attention to bore size when I made it. It is about .470" in diameter, but it does spit out a round ball smartly. The first couple of times I fired it, I used about 12 grains of powder. You could see the ball in flight! I upped the charge to about 20 grains and that is a good charge.

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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2020, 09:27:21 AM »
Nice work! That thing would be fun!
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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2020, 11:11:04 AM »
Thanks guys! The British made these Coehorn mortars in 11 different sizes, from 1/2 pound shot size.....

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Re: Building a scale British mortar
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2020, 11:13:40 AM »
...to 42 pound shot size. Evidently the smallest ones were used to throw hand grenades, and the larger ones were siege mortars.