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Old 17th October 2019, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default 16th c. German Dopplehacken

I bought this via ebay some years ago (10 maybe?).

Length ~44"
Bore ~ 1.25"

When I got it I found that it was loaded with a charge of BP. I flushed it and captured some of the powder which, upon being dried, combusted fitfully (that is a good way of putting it actually).

I had a long discussion with Tromner about it. He noted that there were remains of paint which show up on the images but are almost invisible to the naked eye. The colors are red and green which, Michael informed me, were/are the colors of Nuremberg.

I am sorry that I didn't save the listing from ebay. It was identified as a french ships cannon that was excavated.

I built a simple carriage for it

The center part is simply made of glued plywood, the model for it is a model that I own.

As far as shooting it. I suspect that the load would be ~ 120grains of Fg or FFg powder. If I were shooting it I'd start at ~60 grains and work my way up using the old sheet trick.

While I suspect the thing is ok, I would get it x-rayed before I'd do any serious shooting. I might just toss 30grains in it for a hoot.

Michael gave me a comprehensive assessment which I will post. I need to edit it a bit.
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