August 31, 2009
Best. Birthday Present. Evar!!!
Posted by scott at August 31, 2009 01:24 PM
Hey, if I knew how to cast iron, I'd probably want to make a cannon too. I don't know enough about Civil War tech to figure out if a 4"-er was a standard sized gun or not. Meh, it'll shoot golf balls 600 yards. That's plenty good enough for me!
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I don't think casting iron is all that difficult. Heck, it might've been easier to just machine out a section of solid round stock (maybe cheaper, maybe safer, dunno). Of course, sounds like they might've wanted to do some research on proper firing techniques, though...