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A 3 Inch Cannon - What was I thinking?

Specifications:
Bore: 3 Inch
Barrel Length: 5 Feet
Barrel Weight: 820 Pounds
Average Powder Charge: 1/2 Pound  Black Powder
Ammunition: Cement Filled Dog Food Can
Effective Range:  Miles!

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The barrel was cast by Hern Iron Works in Couer D'Alene Idaho.
The carriage was cobbled together with some spare parts laying around.
Pulling it behind my truck sure keeps tailgaters at bay...

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Notice the Mazda RX-7 in the background?

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A freeze frame from video, the moment of kaboom.

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Another Kaboom Moment.

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That old Mazda never stood a chance!

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55 Gallon Drum of water - Sploosh

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1 Pint of Diesel Fuel instead of a projectile - Fireball !!!

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