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Re: 3 barrel hand cannon fired after 500 years
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 08:35:48 AM »
That is very interesting

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Re: 3 barrel hand cannon fired after 500 years
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 09:11:51 AM »
It is tempting to make something like that.  I'll take two for Christmas!

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Re: 3 barrel hand cannon fired after 500 years
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 12:37:44 PM »
Neat.

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Re: 3 barrel hand cannon fired after 500 years
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 02:11:29 PM »
That looked like a lot of fun!

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Re: 3 barrel hand cannon fired after 500 years
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 02:34:40 PM »
sweet,
I love this kind of stuff.

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Re: 3 barrel hand cannon fired after 500 years
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 04:54:41 PM »
Very cool!

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Re: 3 barrel hand cannon fired after 500 years
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2010, 06:10:33 PM »
Not to be a party pooper, but one of the commentators on that site had it right - there were no percussion caps until the 1800's, and absolutely none in the 1500's. It is definitely much younger than 500 years. I would guess 100-150 years tops.

That said, it is cool, and I would definitely take 2!  ;D

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Re: 3 barrel hand cannon fired after 500 years
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2010, 07:33:18 PM »
That particular pole-cannon was actually a reproduction. I can't find the right site with the info on that one, but it's a modern reproduction of a Chinese San-yen-ch'ung, a "triple barrel" cannon. It used touch holes to fire its projectiles.

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Re: 3 barrel hand cannon fired after 500 years
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2010, 12:01:29 PM »
That's cool - most gonnes or handgonnes are single barrel units. The 3 barrel is a nice upgrade.

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Re: 3 barrel hand cannon fired after 500 years
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2010, 01:10:29 PM »
Talk about a bang stick :D