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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:51 am 
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Hey Folks,

I just returned from a trip to Ireland, and while taking a walking tour of the ancient walled city of Derry (Londonderry) in Northern Ireland I took some photos of a very old cannon on the ramparts. The plaque says, "one of a pair", but there were several pairs placed at batteries along the wall. Each pair was donated to the city by a different guild.

The plaque also says the cannon is a "demi culvern" which, I think, makes it about equivalent to an 18 pounder.

Cheers,
Tom
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Tom,
Thanks for thinking about me. The pictures are great!
At almost 4000 lbs. the barrel is almost twice as heavy as the Alamo barrel I am building the carriage for.

That thing is a giant!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:32 am 
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THAT is some serious firepower..... inspires the imagination. Helluva carriage & WHEELS/HUBS! I bet that thing wore out some oxen! :shock:

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