Howitzer firing a blank

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Howitzer firing a blank

Post by novectaner » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:39 pm

Firing blanks are not nearly as satisfying as shooting live rounds and making 3" hole in car doors downrange and having the gun recoil. That being said, I'll probably never have the opportunity it fire the howitzer at any other attitude than very close to horizontal with live rounds. Used 8 oz of black powder for this blank.
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Re: Howitzer firing a blank

Post by W. Winget » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:37 pm

Very Nice, congratulations, one day I'd like to add one to my collection.
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Re: Howitzer firing a blank

Post by YLG80 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:14 am

Very nice photo !
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Re: Howitzer firing a blank

Post by novectaner » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:05 pm

Here's the gun firing a live round at just before it fires and at the maximum recoil. These images were taken off the video of the gun firing.
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