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Old 02-25-2016, 2:44 PM
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Last one I am building. I have 5 others on smaller scale, but this will be a full scale, though originally it was a small Cannon. Copying a Civil War Confederate Hughes Breech loader. My others are all muzzle loaders. Wanted a Larger one and A Breech.

It was a original 1.5 Bore and mine will be also. Using a WWII Bofor Barrel as a starting point. Hope it turns out nice and you like the pics..

First pic is the original I am copying. Thanks
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Nice craftsmanship!
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Thanks, last thing I have to do to the carriage yet is the Cap Squares that hold the Barrel on.

I will post a pic and revive the thread for sure when the Barrel is completed.

I am still trying to get video of my small ones firing that some wanted to see. But I am no longer in CA, so Winters are pretty harsh where I am now
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Looks really good. Can't wait to see the finished cannon.

Cannons are great for blowing up armies of snowmen - just sayin...
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Making some progress on the Hughes.

Still need to cut the loading slot on top the Breech end. Finishing making the Breech Bolt. Need to make a Cannon lock for firing it with a Lanyard yet also.

You can see how the Elevator mechanism works. I do not want to paint alot on the Gun, so if you look close you can see I did a sort of case color with a torch. I use a method that allows mild steel to "sorta" look case colored.

Have the Breech end cap machined. But it needs to be threaded yet for the existing threads..Hopefully it will be done withing a month..I hope so anyway..Thanks
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Looks good. Have you been able to find any original pictures of it on an original carriage? I'm wondering why there aren't wheel guards (or whatever they are called) on the trail or hooks for a prolong?
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Here is a pic of the only surviving original known in existence. I agree there could have been more.. But the original could be missing stuff. But I have about 12 photos of the original and have not found anything further in them.

Heres a pic of the only hooks I have put on so far at the end of the trail near the lunette.

Mine is not a 100% exact copy of that original. It is the best I can do both financially and ability wise. It will be 100% safe to fire though and I will like it all same, as it was built with my hands.

Thanks for the kind comment.
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Do you know that the carriage is completely original or, could the trail have been replaced at some point without concern for 100% authenticity? I'm guessing those "hooks" are used to secure implements for transport. Or, being a breechloader, is it even suppose to have implements transported with it? What holds them under the axle? Is there supposed to be hardware to carry a water bucket for cleaning? Do you know of any period pictures of it? How about documentation about it in company records? Diaries? Etc?
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It's looking great. It will be amazing when it's complete.
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Looks good so far. I am hoping to get a section of a 30mm barrel next month from a friend and want to build a breech loader with it. I may have to hit CSACannoneer up to teach me to cast projectiles for it. Keep up the good work and post lots of pics.
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There were probably only around 12 of these made for Confederate use. I do have some patent drawings but nothing real detailed. I am certain that the original is just that. There is also very little chance that one was made just like the prior one either. I believe if you had all 12 originals made lined up. There would be alot of difference form one to the others. The South was limited what they had to produce stuff.

No known photos of it in battle have ever been found. I do have some papers on its use and accounts of period people describing it. I have a story on its use in one location, and capture of one by the north. There is just not alot out there on it though. I have everything I believe in my papers, that can be possibly known.

I have some papers that has a story about the inventor, where they were made and such. I believe I even have personal accounts from Hughes himself. With so few made, it being a Confederate use Gun, and only one surviving, it is understandable so little exists..


50BMG, there are a couple other period designs of a Breechloader that would be great for a 30mm scaled Cannon that are not all that difficult to do also...Thanks

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Yes it is rifled.

It is believed the one surviving original was rifled. Though the rifling is nearly two thirds corroded away now. Some were possibly made in smooth bores also though. And maybe some in 2 inch bores. It more less shot a large Mini Ball..

Heres a pic from the muzzle end of the rifling..

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Last one I am building. I have 5 others on smaller scale, but this will be a full scale, though originally it was a small Cannon. Copying a Civil War Confederate Hughes Breech loader. My others are all muzzle loaders. Wanted a Larger one and A Breech.
You do awesome work!!!!!!!!!!!

I may be wrong and I hope that I am but I think Breech loading cannons are illegal. (Fed not state law)
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Yes it is rifled.

It is believed the one surviving original was rifled. Though the rifling is nearly two thirds corroded away now. Some were possibly made in smooth bores also though. And maybe some in 2 inch bores. It more less shot a large Mini Ball..

Heres a pic from the muzzle end of the rifling..

Going to need some big targets so just so I can see em..Getting old and the eyes are not so good anymore Thanks
So it isn't an NFA item because it doesn't use fixed ammunition?
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Yes Jim, you are in error.

Not using a fixed Cartridge is only one thing that exempts it, but basically, yes. There are many Antique designs you can legally copy, that were Breech and had rifling originally.

It is 100% legal.

It is, first off made from a pre 1899 antique design. That exempts it from the Destructive Device classification right there...Also, it does not, nor can ever, use a self primed, fixed cartridge of any kind, let alone a readily available cartridge. It uses a separate powder charge and a separate projectile.

Ignition is also a antique external design, a percussion cap to be exact.

Mine is actually the 4th replica known to have been made using a rifled Bofors barrel. No NFA rules are broken here whatsoever with mine or the others.. It is NOT a destructive device in the eyes of the ATF at all.. Heck I could build it with a bore big enough to shoot a house out of it, and it would be legal

There are 100s of Breech Loaders built from different antique Black Powder designs out there, copying other pre 1899 Breech designs. They are all 100% legal also..

You could likely even own this in CA

Hope that clears that up for you Jim. Thanks

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Adding this to my list to do when I have space again. Very cool.
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Yes it is rifled.

It is believed the one surviving original was rifled. Though the rifling is nearly two thirds corroded away now. Some were possibly made in smooth bores also though. And maybe some in 2 inch bores. It more less shot a large Mini Ball..

Heres a pic from the muzzle end of the rifling..

Going to need some big targets so just so I can see em..Getting old and the eyes are not so good anymore Thanks
Is that counterbored or sleeved?

Also, a few sheets of drywall held up by a 2x4 frame and kickers is a cheap big target.
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Thanks. This is one of those times that it is good to be wrong..
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Yes, would not be a good thing to end up in Leavenworth

CSA, if you are asking about the Breech end. I removed the rifling from the Breech end to the Chamber depth.

If you are asking if I sleeved a larger diameter section of tube with a smaller diameter piece of Bofors. Then the answer is NO. It is one complete solid piece of Bofors barrel. No sleeve. The barrel alone weighs at around 120 pounds.

The dimensions of the Bofor section I had were near perfect for this project. And the best thing is the Bofors section was a free gift. Without that kind gift. This project would have never happened.


Drywall is a good idea for a target. Never thought of that. Thanks
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Looking at the picture of the muzzle, it appeared to be two different materials or, at least, the rifling portion was a sleeve inside of the outer barrel. A friend of mine got a section of barrel from a more modern 3" naval gun and built a Parrott Rifle around it.
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What you are seeing is the muzzle ring that was heat shrunk on to hold the Copper water jacket in place. Barrel is tapered under the jacket from trunnion ring to the the muzzle. This was a water cooled Gun.

There are alot of possibilities for the 30mm barrel. It is a good size to build from that is easily manageable as far as size and weight, relatively inexpensive to operate too..

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When I was in High School living in Eureka, father of my friend Bill, brought home two Bofors barrels still packed in cosmolene.
They had a small collection of home built cannons his dad would let us shoot in exchange for chores on their property while he was gone traveling for his job. One time we were given the chore of clearing an acre of ancient berry brier. It was to be cut, stacked in piles, and burned.
I thought this was an impossible chore to get done until Bill told me to help him roll out the replica British 5 pounder. One keg of powder, and one keg full of short chain lengths, makes the meanest brush hog you've ever seen.
They had a full machine shop in the back of the garage, so when it came time to cut trees for firewood, one of the 40mm barrels got made into a replica Hotchkiss Mountain gun. A piece of brazing rod for a post, and a ball bearing brazed to the top for a bead, made the front sight. A Pedersoli Sharps long range vernier sight for the rear.
Made his mold for a mini ball round that weighed about 6lbs if I remember right. Two shotgun primers for ignition, and a lanyard to trip a spring loaded bar with two firing pins. If you could see it in the sights, you could hit it. It was great fun until we had to cut, and split all those trees we shot down.
Lost track of Bill years ago, but your post got me to thinking about him. Did a little internet searching, and found him in Blue Lake, Ca where he has a machine shop. When I get up there to see him, I'll see if he still has the artillery collection and get some pics.
BTW...outstanding job so far!
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Thanks for the nice comment.

Great story too. Would sure like to see some pics if you find anything that still exists.

Here is a link at a attempt by the South to use a Double Barrel Chain/Ball weapon on the Enemy. Other chain shot may have been used in the Civil War. But this a interesting attempt.
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Cannon looks awesome. Very cool pursuit to build it yourself.
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Broker, It's "work" if you're not having fun! Spent a summer milking cows once...and feeding the barn mousers like this guy.

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My worst work was always free...picking up rotting fruit in summer along with dog crap in families yard.
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Thanks for the nice comment.

Great story too. Would sure like to see some pics if you find anything that still exists.

Here is a link at a attempt by the South to use a Double Barrel Chain/Ball weapon on the Enemy. Other chain shot may have been used in the Civil War. But this a interesting attempt.
http://www.americancivilwarstory.com...el-cannon.html
Knowing him, he's probably added to it. Have you figured out a breech block yet? I can't for the life of me remember what he came up with.
Out in front of that SxS with grapeshot would really ruin your day. That's one I hadn't heard of before. Interesting how the Civil War, like other wars, spawned such rapid advances in weaponry. Also how Gatling's and Hotchkiss's 100+yr old idea of a revolving cannon, got made new again with the mini gun and the GAU.
When you got that completed, a range report with pics and video will be required!
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The Hughes Gun is pretty much a large Bolt Action.

Here is a video on youtube of the guys I kinda know from just communicating by phone and emails. They helped me out alot so far. Good video of them firing their repro, if you care to see it.

It will show you how it works. Mine is not as nice as theirs, but they spent way more money too I am on course to be in this for around 1100.00 My Budget is to stay under 1500.00

Mine will be as safe as theirs though, no short cuts can be done when safety is involved.. I can also only build to my pocket book and abilities. But I like it so far..It means more when you do it yourself too.

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The Hughes Gun is pretty much a large Bolt Action.

Here is a video on youtube of the guys I kinda know from just communicating by phone and emails. They helped me out alot so far. Good video of them firing their repro, if you care to see it.

It will show you how it works. Mine is not as nice as theirs, but they spent way more money too I am on course to be in this for around 1100.00 My Budget is to stay under 1500.00

Mine will be as safe as theirs though, no short cuts can be done when safety is involved.. I can also only build to my pocket book and abilities. But I like it so far..It means more when you do it yourself too.

Thanks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4goqGlku3hE
Really cool video. I'm wondering about the safety of using a T handled ventpr!ck and gripping it the way they did in the video though. They didn't even wet (and then dry) sponge the bore before introducing the next charge. The slim possibility of an ember still being in the chamber and igniting the charge while a hand is covering the ventpr!ck (and his body is in the direct line of the vent) scares the hell out of me. Am I missing something that would make such a loading drill safe?
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