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Old 12-11-2018, 05:07 PM
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Bought a Traditions cannon today.



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I'd been looking at it at a LGS for a couple years, decided it was time to light the fuse. Since it doesn't have a trigger. It's a .69 caliber on a field carriage, nickel plated. It's like this:

https://www.google.com/search?q=traditions%20cannon

The shop had had it since 2015 so I was able to get it for a nice price. It will be displayed in place of the TV I haven't watched in the last two years, I think it'll look much better than the awful programming I saw the last time it was turned on.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:30 PM
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Nice. Black powder cannons are fun.
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:07 PM
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I started with a small one, now I have one that is 1 7/8" bore made from 4" DOM alloy steel.
I like to shoot golf balls, and small car tire chains
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:33 PM
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WOW! I think I'll stop at my little guy, but yours must be very impressive! What sort of carriage did you build?
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WOW! I think I'll stop at my little guy,
Always can rethink! I started with a brass frame 36 navy bought new in the early 1970s, now ordering 10 pounds bp per order. Mortars and cannon are fun!

Utube has a video shooting the Napoleon on the field carriage, looks great! Congrats on the purchase.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:16 PM
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I have several small ones, but my favorite is the one that shoots soda cans full of concrete (or zinc cannon balls although they cost a lot more).
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:11 PM
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This detailed version was for sale recently, someone got a very good deal.

https://www.ima-usa.com/products/ori...ntent=20190202
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This detailed version was for sale recently, someone got a very good deal.

https://www.ima-usa.com/products/ori...ntent=20190202
I have one (from my late father) that looks a lot like the one at the link posted. I forget the caliber (.48 - .69?) but I have everything I need to shoot it including about a dozen lead balls. I've had it & have been looking at it since early 2013. I need to get off my rear end and take it out and use it!
I had to go check, it's a .69 (.70) caliber.

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An old photo I found of what I have...

Found the original receipt, $225 + tax = $234, not sure but looks like this was in May 1984?
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:26 PM
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An old photo I found of what I have...

Found the original receipt, $225 + tax = $234, not sure but looks like this was in May 1984?
I have the same one and I'd like to know the brand. Bought it used, it is very well made. Had to drill a flash hole.

I'd like to find a limber for it.
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:34 PM
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Assuming yours is a steel finished barrel (not plated), the instruction sheet for mine is by CVA Connecticut Valley Arms, Inc. Saybrook Rd, Haddam, Connecticut 06438.
On the top/rear of the barrel is: Jukar Spain .70 Cal. Black Powder Only. Followed by what looks like a serial #16410. Mine does have a small fuse hole, maybe 1/8" or so, top, center just ahead of the markings or roughly an inch ahead of the barrel end (not counting a removable plug).

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Old 04-13-2019, 10:12 PM
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Update - correction...
The instruction sheet I was looking at from CVA was only for a cannon accessory kit...
Try looking up https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/...on+Large+Scale
Their MC0615 Traditions Nepoleon Cannon Large Scale is close to mine but not exactly. There are some other sources online but you'll have to search for them.
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I just did some more looking online and everything points to cannons under the "Traditions" brand name. The only odd thing is.... Oops (Edit) the barrel on mine is about 14 inches long. I should have had my reading glasses on for the 1st measurement...

And even more looking has told me mine is in fact a Jukar cannon from Spain. Some who've sold them in the past (auctioned them off) claim they are rare. Several years ago, before the receipt I have turned almost completely white, I would have sworn it indicated that my father bought it at a gun shop in Virginia called Clark Brothers ( http://clarkbrosguns.com/ ) but they have no cannons listed now.

You say yours wasn't drilled for a fuse... I ran across a forum talking about such models, one guy said his wasn't drilled and said it was a CVA Napoleon kit from the 80's and also says he thinks it's a .75 caliber.. Another guy mentioned his was made in Germany... This forum here:
https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/t...-cannon.24829/
I hope something I've found helps you with yours?

One more piece of info for anyone interested...
A few years ago when I was trying to get all ready to test fire mine, I hunted down some fairly good instructions (& saved the link), here:
http://www.possibleshop.com/did-you-...n-sht-ins.html

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Old 04-14-2019, 10:08 AM
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Many thanks for all the good info. I bought this cannon used. The barrel is unplated steel and there are no markings on it.

I relocated not long ago and it's still boxed. I'll have to get it out and take some measurements but as I recall the wheel diameter is 11" which I compared to the size of actual War of Northern Aggression field guns to get an idea of scale. I think the caliber is closer to .50 but will have to check.

I've fired it with black powder and wad but no ball.
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You're welcome! Keep us posted on what you find & if you shoot it again. This thread and you have me Dying to get out and fire mine as soon as I can (provided Mother Nature will cooperate with me)!
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I have several small ones, but my favorite is the one that shoots soda cans full of concrete (or zinc cannon balls although they cost a lot more).
Ours was built for Coors Light cans (2-3/8"). They sure make a funny whirring sound as they tumble down range! Tennis balls fit too. We found out you can make a slit in the cover and use a powder funnel to fill them full of lead shot.

Cannons are a lot of fun

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