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John Tyson28 Jun 2018 3:57 p.m. PST

I've decide to buy another muzzle loading cannon. This one is an M6 Field Cannon.

But this field cannon shoots .177-inch caliber BBs. It's a small enough cannon that I don't have to go to a gun range to shoot.

I must say, I do not approve of the video's abuse of alcohol or destruction of other fine stuff. I will likely destroy some poultry products though with my little cannon.

YouTube link

I'm just a 10-year-old trapped in a 71-year-old body.

God bless,
John T.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 5:48 p.m. PST


Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 5:55 p.m. PST

Well, if this post shows up twice more you'll have a full battery!

Steelkilt28 Jun 2018 5:57 p.m. PST


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 6:14 p.m. PST

"You'll shoot yer eye out." wink

Okay, yes, I'm jealous.

Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 6:50 p.m. PST

Please, Santa …..

TMPWargamerabbit28 Jun 2018 7:36 p.m. PST

No cannon but have a collection of cannonballs….. from small 2 pdr to the massive 48 pdr siege round-shot. When a gamer has option about the effect on a column….. just hand him a real 12 pdr round-shot and let him think on it, after advise to him not to drop on toes.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Jun 2018 7:54 p.m. PST


John Tyson28 Jun 2018 8:18 p.m. PST

I think I'm going to set up a column of 12-15 carrots, three ranks deep, and see the effect. It's all for scientific study, ya know. :-)

advocate28 Jun 2018 11:53 p.m. PST

You got something against redcoats mate? ;)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2018 2:43 a.m. PST

Seen the recoil? Impressive+++

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 Jun 2018 3:49 a.m. PST

You'll be a Big Shot.

FlyXwire29 Jun 2018 4:47 a.m. PST

Brought to you by the United Egg Industry of America, and our motto Another great marketing idea is Hatched!

John the Confused Inactive Member29 Jun 2018 4:55 a.m. PST

If I was still working, I would have one for my desk.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

I'm pretty sure the recoil is out of scale…

- Ix

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2018 11:20 a.m. PST

Sorry, I still prefer mine. (well technically my unit's)

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John Tyson29 Jun 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

138, I'll have to admit, it'd be a bigger thrill to shoot your cannon.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine29 Jun 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

The recoil is insane better not stand behind when it fires…

14Bore29 Jun 2018 2:55 p.m. PST

Don't know if they are or can still be sold but as a kid my dad had a cannon, could maybe shoot a 1/2" ball

John Tyson29 Jun 2018 4:57 p.m. PST

14Bore, yes Traditions sells a field piece that fires a .50 cal ball. My wife gave me one over 30 years ago, but I've never fired it. I'd have to take it to a gun range to shoot, whereas, the little BB cannon I can fire in my back yard.

I have this .50 caliber gun.

God bless,
John T.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2018 7:58 p.m. PST

Even my wife said that was cool

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2018 4:43 a.m. PST

OK, so if you fitted that inside a Heng Long 1/16 Tiger so as to fire out of its gun barrel, at what range would it be unable to pierce the "armour" of another Heng Long Tiger?

Lion in the Stars02 Jul 2018 9:04 p.m. PST

OK, so if you fitted that inside a Heng Long 1/16 Tiger so as to fire out of its gun barrel, at what range would it be unable to pierce the "armour" of another Heng Long Tiger?

Probably close to the muzzle, based on the guys doing RC model warship combat. They use 2L soda bottle plastic as interior armor to prevent through-and-through hits. The outer hull is literally tissue paper covered with paint.

I was kinda hoping that you were reporting that you were buying one of the big reproduction cannons from Dixie Gun Works. link (yeah, those are NOT cheap)

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 6:00 a.m. PST

I've always thought it would be fun to have a dreadnought with two handguns in each twin-mount turret firing broadsides at another one on a suitably huge pond.

You'd need to find a way to fire more than 13 rounds per tube – or a way to reload without returning to shore. I guess the recoil from say ten such guns firing a broadside to the beam would probably roll your ship over unless you gave it a suitable keel. Fire control would be a laugh.

John Tyson06 Jul 2018 2:09 p.m. PST

I don't know if you can see my video on Facebook, but I received my little .177 Cannon on 5 July. I took it to my patio where I had set up an Artillery range. First shot was to range in. The second shot, shown in the video, was almost on the Bull's Eye. What fun to shoot. It made me giggle.

I weighed one of the cannon balls my gun shoots and a single ball weighed out at 8.2 grains. So, my gun must be an 8-grainer!

I hope you can see this video. You'll see the hit in the 10-ring at about the 4-5 o'clock position.

I'm just a little boy in an old man's body.


God bless,
John T.

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2018 11:20 a.m. PST

My sick mind wants to buy one and put it as a hood ornament on my truck. I would always go first at 4-way stop signs!!

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