Howitzer towing

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Howitzer towing

Post by novectaner » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:47 pm

Took the howitzer out for a spin today
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Re: Howitzer towing

Post by mbatvburg » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:55 pm

very nice. They don't bang around so much in the transport position. Any details on your 75?
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Re: Howitzer towing

Post by novectaner » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:20 pm

I didn't travel very far or very fast while towing it in the firing position. And being by myself going from one configuration to the other is not simple. As for the gun, it is a registered breach ring. I have not fired it, but it is ready to go. I had to make molds for the piston and stuffing box seals, then pump the hydraulic fluid in to pressure. After some fits and starts, mainly due to my ignorance, the seals are hold well with no leaks. I'm just waiting for a buddy of mine to be available with a couple rounds to fire it.

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Re: Howitzer towing

Post by mbatvburg » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:33 am

That's awesome. Not a lot of them in private hands. I'm still looking for a few parts myself.

Hope you get to make some noise with it soon!
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Re: Howitzer towing

Post by novectaner » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:09 pm

About to line up for the Leesburg VA July 4th parade towing the howitzer. And the recent addition of the 30/50 cradle so I can mount the tombstone drum for the ma deuce. Yeah, I know, I weird.
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Re: Howitzer towing

Post by Rustman » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:59 am

Glad to have made your acquaintance on Wednesday. I'm the "other Matt" that was with Mat Curtis in his MB.

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