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emike123

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Sights
« on: November 10, 2018, 06:31:45 PM »
I know some people are really into cannon sights.  I have 2 friends who are really into them and generally point any I come across their way, but over the years I have kept a few:


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Re: Sights
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 08:23:04 PM »
Dicky has a 10 pound parrot trunion site on his web page.
It's not always "Survival of the fitest" sometimes the idiots get through.

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Re: Sights
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 01:21:29 PM »
If any of you are interested in doing some extra bedtime reading, a graduate student at Texas A&M University - Miguel Gutierrez, wrote his MA Thesis on the sights and percussion locks recovered from the CSS Georgia Gunboat -
https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/166060
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Re: Sights
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 06:11:19 AM »
Thanks for sharing the thesis.  For those interested in sights I'd recommend you look at it.  There are some interesting pieces shown and discussed.  One interesting relic is the CS salvaged sight cover on page 61 that is marked "WNY".  There is also discussion on windage, cannon barrel leveling, and more.
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Carl