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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2020, 03:50:05 PM »
While  i had the paint brush in operation, I painted the other 2 sets of trunnion retainers, or whatever they are called.

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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2020, 03:52:33 PM »
I promised pictures of the biggest mortar, so here it is, rust and all!

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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2020, 03:56:33 PM »
This has been stored in an unheated building for all these years. I do believe the trunnion retainers are 2 of the ones I just painted.

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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2020, 04:31:59 PM »
That one looks considerably bigger than the rest Em.

I bet it will make a big boom!
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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2020, 05:27:15 PM »
Definitely bigger! <={  I 'm just guessing, but I think the tube weighs 20 pounds...+. When I bring it in to work on it, I'll weigh and measure it.

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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2020, 05:41:29 PM »
While  i had the paint brush in operation, I painted the other 2 sets of trunnion retainers, or whatever they are called.

The bottom piece is called the trunnion plate and the top piece is the trunnion cap.
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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2020, 08:35:15 PM »
Definitely bigger! <={  I 'm just guessing, but I think the tube weighs 20 pounds...+. When I bring it in to work on it, I'll weigh and measure it.

That almost doesn't qualify as a mini!
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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2020, 07:04:33 AM »
Hawg, thanks for clarifying that. I was kinda thinking it was a trunnion cap, but hadn't looked the nomenclature up.

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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2020, 07:21:59 AM »
Definitely bigger! <={  I 'm just guessing, but I think the tube weighs 20 pounds...+. When I bring it in to work on it, I'll weigh and measure it.
That almost doesn't qualify as a mini!
LOL! The biggest home made mortar I have seen was built by a machine shop instructor who belonged to our black powder shooting club. It shot a bowling ball aaaaalmost out of sight. He had an eye bolt tapped into the ball with a long brightly colored ribbon tied to it. When I asked him if that was so it was easier to track the ball in flight, he replied " no, it's so I can find the ball when it buries itself in the ground". *6'

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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2020, 10:45:51 AM »
That would be fun to watch!
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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2020, 02:00:41 PM »
I don't know the charge he used, but it was a shotshell of fg black powder.

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« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2020, 04:42:45 PM »
I don't know the charge he used, but it was a shotshell of fg black powder.

Doesn't sound like much to launch a bowling ball.
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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2020, 05:11:08 PM »
I don't know the charge he used, but it was a shotshell of fg black powder.

Doesn't sound like much to launch a bowling ball.

I though the same thing Hawg.
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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2020, 12:56:17 PM »
Finished the little guy!

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Re: Bits 'n pieces
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2020, 12:58:56 PM »
Showing the quoin pushed back about max.