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Building 18th Century Naval ArtilleryPrivateer Media's book "Building 18th Century Naval Artillery" is the first in a series of workshop books being written by Damian Siekonic. The author has extensive experience building naval carriages for colonial era cannon. Since 2000 the pieces he's built have seen regular use aboard tall ships, at historic sites and in filmwork, and this book draws from over a decade's worth of research and practical hands-on experience with functional artillery.

Packed with 88 black & white technical drawings and 41 color plates in 90 pages, this book provides the reader with detailed information on how to adapt cannon carriage plans to nearly any size or pattern cannon barrel. Whether for use in building carriages for historic sites and museums, for tall ships, for production work or for the historian and hobbyist, this book gives easy to understand instructions for obtaining full-scale plans to fit any cannon barrel and with directions for fabricating the various carriage components. The book includes sections on:

  • Naval Carriage Nomenclature
  • Wooden Carriage Components
  • Iron Carriage Hardware
  • Carriage Assembly
  • Gun Tools
  • Block & Tackle
  • Slow Match
  • Swivel Guns
  • Barrel Identification Tables
  • Mechanical Advantage Tables
  • Sample Carriage Plans

The book can be purchased from Privateer Media for $24.95 plus shipping. Penn-sylvania residents pay 6% sales tax.

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ISBN: 978-0-615-25787-7



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