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(My Fox NY)   If you own a Civil War cannon and enjoy firing it at your neighbors, then you probably don't want to move to Kiantone, New York. Seems the people there are a little uptight and such activity is frowned upon   (myfoxny.com) divider line 62
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2013-11-14 07:58:47 PM  
A genuine, functioning civil war canon is worth quite a lot of money.
 
2013-11-14 08:03:00 PM  
I bet he wants to retcon that stupid move.
 
2013-11-14 08:10:10 PM  
Aww now it's not funny!
 
2013-11-14 08:37:03 PM  
SECUND AMMENDMANT
 
2013-11-14 08:38:52 PM  
I wonder if it would be OK to fire a trebuchet.
 
2013-11-14 08:39:58 PM  
He could get a job on Mythbusters.
 
2013-11-14 08:40:16 PM  
This guy
thebuyosphere.files.wordpress.com
who was also a San Francisco lawyer as well as appearing in an acting role on the original Star Trek, would celebrate winning court cases by firing his cannon off from the balcony of his San Francisco law office. Yes, a cannon. In the middle of downtown San Francisco.

In more weird-Trek-connection, William Shatner's role as "Denny Crane" in Boston Legal was modeled after Belli's real-life persona.
 
2013-11-14 08:40:48 PM  
For a number of years I ran a local charity road race where they brought in civil war re-enactors to fire a replica cannon as the starting gun. It set off every car alarm within a half mile radius.
 
2013-11-14 08:44:54 PM  
Snerk.  When I saw the name Kiantone my first thought was, "Probably Brian."

/Grew up a few miles from there.
//Met Brian a few times over the years.
///Man is a monumental, diarrhettic arse hole.
 
2013-11-14 08:45:31 PM  
Yeah, we handle conflict a little differently in these parts.

I've known his daughter for years. I'm assuming there's much more to the story, but she's not really excited to discuss it.
 
2013-11-14 08:45:31 PM  

vernonFL: A genuine, functioning civil war canon is worth quite a lot of money.


Like, maybe $50, if the buyer had a buddy who was an expert in civil war cannons he could call.
 
2013-11-14 08:45:51 PM  
Finally a location in New York we can all agree is upstate.
 
2013-11-14 08:45:51 PM  

vernonFL: A genuine, functioning civil war canon is worth quite a lot of money.


I would think so. Also FTFA: Deputies say the cannon was fired with only a powder charge and wadding. Police confiscated the cannon. He may broken some laws there.

I knew an archaeologist guy that had a few civil war artillery shells ( he was licensed to have them) in his basement. His house caught on fire and it burned to the ground because the fire department wouldn't get close to the exploding shells and I don't blame them a bit.
 
2013-11-14 08:46:21 PM  
Isn't it impossible to fire an 'unloaded' cannon?  I would consider the explosive charge being placed in a cannon to be somewhat loaded weapon.  Safety precautions still have to be taken.  It isn't like you would want to stand in front of the thing during firing.

/more like a less than lethal loaded cannon
 
2013-11-14 08:51:47 PM  
Damn libby-libs confiscating guns again?
 
2013-11-14 08:52:45 PM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
/Obligatory
 
2013-11-14 08:52:58 PM  
Mock26:Man is a monumental, diarrhettic arse hole.

I am going to start using that new word whenever possible. Not to be confused with diuretic.  "Hey Lou, let me describe my recent bowel movements in the form of an epic poem. Gather around"
 
2013-11-14 08:57:07 PM  
I fired my cannon ( I live in the country) and knocked some loud party stereo to pieces, cops came finally and said thanx for that.
 
2013-11-14 08:58:34 PM  
Wait, was it THIS GUY?

he fires them with his girlfriend.
 
2013-11-14 08:58:37 PM  

berylman: Mock26:Man is a monumental, diarrhettic arse hole.

I am going to start using that new word whenever possible. Not to be confused with diuretic.  "Hey Lou, let me describe my recent bowel movements in the form of an epic poem. Gather around"


The word is actually much better when spelled correctly!  (Only one "t".)
 
2013-11-14 09:01:54 PM  

lack of warmth: Isn't it impossible to fire an 'unloaded' cannon?  I would consider the explosive charge being placed in a cannon to be somewhat loaded weapon.  Safety precautions still have to be taken.  It isn't like you would want to stand in front of the thing during firing.

/more like a less than lethal loaded cannon


Agreed, it wasn't loaded with shot,shell, or canister, but exploding a considerable amount of black powder ( I'm guessing ) in a neighborhood is extremely stupid. I'm guessing he's some kind of

reinactor and I'n also figure he normally reinacts with 4-5 other guys that are gonna be pissed.
 
2013-11-14 09:04:43 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: lack of warmth: Isn't it impossible to fire an 'unloaded' cannon?  I would consider the explosive charge being placed in a cannon to be somewhat loaded weapon.  Safety precautions still have to be taken.  It isn't like you would want to stand in front of the thing during firing.

/more like a less than lethal loaded cannon

Agreed, it wasn't loaded with shot,shell, or canister, but exploding a considerable amount of black powder ( I'm guessing ) in a neighborhood is extremely stupid. I'm guessing he's some kind of

reinactor and I'n also figure he normally reinacts with 4-5 other guys that are gonna be pissed.


Just ring his doorbell incessantly all night.
 
2013-11-14 09:05:53 PM  
I've seen this one fired a few times in New Ulm, MN. They tell you to stand back because it's really, really loud.
They Lied. It's really, really, really f-ing loud. Stand way, way back.

www.newulmtel.net
Hot like an old cannon that's just been fired.
 
2013-11-14 09:06:49 PM  
Into every life a little roundshot must fall
 
2013-11-14 09:20:16 PM  
Doesn't look like it would be worth much...

i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-11-14 09:21:14 PM  
"Police confiscated the cannon. " They came for the cannon first, but I did nothing, because I didn't have a cannon......
 
2013-11-14 09:21:27 PM  

jmsvrsn: I've seen this one fired a few times in New Ulm, MN. They tell you to stand back because it's really, really loud.
They Lied. It's really, really, really f-ing loud. Stand way, way back.

[www.newulmtel.net image 442x298]
Hot like an old cannon that's just been fired.


If you want a real treat, make your way to Fort Michilimackinac for their cannon demonstration.  The guy stays true period, by using steel, flint and cloth to light the firing cord to shoot the cannon.  The guys across the water at Fort Mackinac are also fun to watch shoot their cannon.  Doesn't matter which fort you are at, you can hear the other fort shoot their cannon.  I asked if they ever 'played war' with each other, and I was told they had to stick to a time schedule so as not to upset the shipping going by.  Something about it being a bad idea to scare ship captains.
 
2013-11-14 09:22:14 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 640x360]
/Obligatory


Doh!  Came to post the same image.


Hottentots!
 
2013-11-14 09:29:04 PM  
The right of the people to keep and garage cannons shall not be infringed.
 
2013-11-14 09:29:29 PM  

Macthulhu: Doesn't look like it would be worth much...

[i44.tinypic.com image 640x426]


That's it? Damn I would be afraid of that thing, worried the sides would blow out. Definitely not a 12-pd Napoleon.
 
2013-11-14 09:34:02 PM  
lack of warmth:  The guys across the water at Fort Mackinac are also fun to watch shoot their cannon.

I was right below them once when they fired and since I wasn't anticipating it, I couldn't crap for two days. It was definitely  a sphincter tightening experience. You can quote me on that.
 
2013-11-14 09:36:32 PM  
Responsible Gun Owner.
 
2013-11-14 09:41:38 PM  
csb - My father lives at a lake and has for over 35 years.  Great place to party and have fun.  Fourth of July rolls around and his neighbor unbeknowst to me, places a cannon down near the edge of the lake.  I don't know the particulars other than it is about 3' long and maybe 8" in diameter. It sits on a very heavy steel and solid wood base.  Apparently the guy made the damn thing himself.  All I know is, I arrive for the party, BBQ, beer, bikinis, fireworks, a rockin' good time for an early 20 something.  I walk down toward the water and BOOM!  I thought a bomb had gone off.  Seems he loads this thing, waits until no one is watching and lights the fuze.  I have no clue and it went off about 30' from where I am walking.  Scared the crap out of me.
/end csb
//I keep asking him to will it to me
///the guy is crazy
 
2013-11-14 09:43:02 PM  
Anyone been to St. Augustine and seen the demonstration of old-school Spanish musket fire?

He props the barrel of the gun up on a stick, and braces the stock against his sternum.  And then comes the earthshattering kaboom and cloud of smoke.  Amazing the amount of noise from a dollop of powder no bigger than a couple of grapes.
 
2013-11-14 09:44:40 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Responsible Gun Owner.


Actually he is.  He fired it with just powder and packing, no cannonballs.
 
2013-11-14 09:54:55 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: I wonder if it would be OK to fire a trebuchet.


Is that the correct nomenclature? "Launch" a trebuchet?

Anyway, I'd rather fire a mangonel.
 
2013-11-14 09:56:39 PM  

lack of warmth: jmsvrsn: I've seen this one fired a few times in New Ulm, MN. They tell you to stand back because it's really, really loud.
They Lied. It's really, really, really f-ing loud. Stand way, way back.

[www.newulmtel.net image 442x298]
Hot like an old cannon that's just been fired.

If you want a real treat, make your way to Fort Michilimackinac for their cannon demonstration.  The guy stays true period, by using steel, flint and cloth to light the firing cord to shoot the cannon.  The guys across the water at Fort Mackinac are also fun to watch shoot their cannon.  Doesn't matter which fort you are at, you can hear the other fort shoot their cannon.  I asked if they ever 'played war' with each other, and I was told they had to stick to a time schedule so as not to upset the shipping going by.  Something about it being a bad idea to scare ship captains.


I was there this summer and get to hear them.  Dad and I were busy touring the fort and figured we'd seen enough cannons firing before to detour for the demonstration.  Awesome place.

CSB - Back when Dad was a teenager, he and a friend liked to fish in this small pond.  One day, the old lady who owned the land caught them and gave them hell for it because she was a crotchety old biatch.  The next weekend, Dad came by with one of his other friends.  The guy happened to own a small cannon.  Just right for propping in the station wagon, with a bore that was the perfect size for tennis balls.  They managed to nail the old bat's wall a few times from across the water before she tottered out and they drove off.
 
2013-11-14 10:07:40 PM  
Damn, now I have the theme from F Troop stuck in my head

/again
//now where did i put the pliers?
 
2013-11-14 10:08:47 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Old_Chief_Scott: I wonder if it would be OK to fire a trebuchet.

Is that the correct nomenclature? "Launch" a trebuchet?

Anyway, I'd rather fire a mangonel.


Heh, collect them all ; )
 
2013-11-14 10:10:42 PM  
I grew up in upstate NY and our neighbor had a cannon that he would fire off every so often, especially the 4th of July.  No one cared since the cannon could not fire over the property line and a few big booms every so often were no big deal.  I even used to "serve" on the gun crew for special occasions.

It sounds like this guy did not have the property for the cannon, and was firing it mostly to annoy his neighbors.
 
2013-11-14 10:12:36 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: /Obligatory


Came for the Commodore
 
2013-11-14 10:22:10 PM  

Macthulhu: Doesn't look like it would be worth much...

[i44.tinypic.com image 640x426]


If that really is the cannon in question, then that is not a cannon.  It is just a piece of crap.
 
2013-11-14 10:29:51 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Old_Chief_Scott: I wonder if it would be OK to fire a trebuchet.

Is that the correct nomenclature? "Launch" a trebuchet?

Anyway, I'd rather fire a mangonel.


Oh and doesn't the mangonel have a choice of projectile like round shot or huge spear? Fun stuff but trebuchets can fire flaming pots of oil or diseased carcasses. ; )

Best trebuchet scene ever, enjoy ; )
 
2013-11-14 10:44:06 PM  
People are too uptight... Civil War cannons never hurt anybody.
 
2013-11-14 11:19:27 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Old_Chief_Scott: I wonder if it would be OK to fire a trebuchet.

Is that the correct nomenclature? "Launch" a trebuchet?


OK to fire a trebuchet.

catterline.org
 
2013-11-14 11:56:22 PM  

WelldeadLink: Gyrfalcon: Old_Chief_Scott: I wonder if it would be OK to fire a trebuchet.

Is that the correct nomenclature? "Launch" a trebuchet?

OK to fire a trebuchet.

[catterline.org image 462x600]


So pretty. One of my greatest disappointments as a child was learning I was to weak to build a catapult or trebuchet by myself.
/So sad : (
 
2013-11-15 12:16:46 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: WelldeadLink: Gyrfalcon: Old_Chief_Scott: I wonder if it would be OK to fire a trebuchet.

Is that the correct nomenclature? "Launch" a trebuchet?

OK to fire a trebuchet.

[catterline.org image 462x600]

So pretty. One of my greatest disappointments as a child was learning I was to weak to build a catapult or trebuchet by myself.
/So sad : (


That's the whole point. If you're going to have a trebuchet, you  need a horde.

And for a mangonel, you need a legion. Those huge arrows are hard to maneuver.
 
2013-11-15 12:25:52 AM  

Gyrfalcon: That's the whole point. If you're going to have a trebuchet, you  need a horde.

And for a mangonel, you need a legion. Those huge arrows are hard to maneuver.


I know, I still have so much fun getting my kicks from killing people through Rome Total War. They only have balistas, scorpions, and onagers. Medeival as a few more and they call them trebuchets. ; )
 
2013-11-15 12:47:48 AM  
Kinda surprised that Dittybopper isnt in here yet.
 
2013-11-15 01:18:41 AM  
Shadow Blasko

Kinda surprised that Dittybopper isnt in here yet.

We could just post the image for him.
 
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