Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Muzzleloading Artillery!

It's all kinds of fun if nobody is shooting at you, and if you have time to swab before loading.  Get in a hurry, and the rammer will remove your hand when a spark ignites the powder you are ramming.


2 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

Very nice. I imagine that steel worm would do wonders for barrel life.

Merle

David aka True Blue Sam said...

The rammer could do a number on the rifling if dirt was embedded in the wood, and the crew let the rammer rub as it is pushed home. It's amazing how well the old tube shoots. It has probably been cleaned up a bit to refresh the bore, and I bet the re-enactors are very picky about the loading and cleaning processes.