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Hi

I am looking for dimentions construction details (plans) for hoop and stave cannons. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Any museum examples in the UK you would recomend looking at?

Any and all help greatly received.

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IIRC there is some usefull information in this book.
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look at Chris Topp's website as well for the Mary rose project. If you can get to Fort Nelson it, and a few other reconstructions plus the real ones are there.
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Thanks for the replys. I am allready on the look out for the book as it looks like a good source of information.
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you'll have to order it, its not exactly a best seller. Paul meekins or caliver books are your best best.
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Ranger Smith wrote:Thanks for the replys. I am allready on the look out for the book as it looks like a good source of information.
If you are who I think you are (so to speak) in real life, then we have lots of freinds in common, so I'd be more than happy to loan you my copy for a month or two, if you can't find it or can't find it at a reasonable price.
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you can get a taster at http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=UAL0 ... &q&f=false

there's some info on some of the guns and some tables of figures (but you'll have to turn your monitor sideways to read them!)

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Thanks Dave

I have allready contacted Paul Meekings who thinks he will be able to get it at a reasonable price. If this falls through I may take you up on your generous offer.

I take it Kynges is the person to talk to about guns. I presume he still posts on here or is at least contactable via pm from here. I have to say what they produced is a stunning piece of art.

I presume the mutual friends are part of the Warwickshire massive if this is so you know for any favour extracted there will be a blood price payable to them!!
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Thats a good price, I think I paid more for mine.
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The Royal Armouries does a great publication called "Bombards: Mons Meg and her sisters", which focuses on Mons Meg, the great bombard in Edinburgh Castle, as well as other realted hoop-and-barrel Bombards. It's very detailed and deals with contemporary sources as well as modern studies of the weapons.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bombards-Sister ... 553&sr=8-3

That's the book there, but I got mine straight from the RA online shop.
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I spoke to Kynes (Simon) on thursday night and gave him a "heads up" on this thread,but as he is in middle of a possible house move at the moment he is a little distracted.
The thread that Mick gave the link to has our plans we used for Belle to give you an idea,but it depends on the bore etc you want to use.

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