A riddle for y´all

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by slammer, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. slammer

    slammer New Member

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    Hi all, sorry havn´t posted for a while.
    But I am back..
    Now here is a riddle for you.
    What is the object next to my Handgonne?
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    G´won give it a try and watch this space for the answer.
     
  2. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Coffee, corkscrew, remote control, usb cable, and nail clippers.
    I let someone else guess the rest!:D
     

  3. slammer

    slammer New Member

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    Coffee? Cofffeeeee? That brown juggy thingy is a Beermug at the tail end of a Slammersnack..
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    An example of a Slammersnack..:)
     
  4. Lowrider

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  5. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    A hand Cannon?
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Is it one of those clubs from an old school sailing ship, like in all the pirate movies? When not being used for clubbing, i bleve they were stays for ropes. Of course, i never noticed a metal one.

    If it is a cannon, i wanna see a vid of it firing, preferably at dusk. :D
     
  7. slammer

    slammer New Member

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    Sorry maybe I should point out, not the handgonne (the club thingy) the other iron thingy with the big hole.
    By the way here is a handgonne..
    www.handgonne.com/images/zeus_3.mpg
     
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  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    It looks like it has a touchhole to light a charge at the bottom, but i just don't know. It would make a cool brick for the door facing.
     
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  9. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Is it a signal mortar used to call out the harbor master/customs officer when a tall ship entered a foreign harbor?
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    It's a brick of Moroccan Polm. [​IMG]
     
  11. 753X0

    753X0 New Member

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    It's a Signal Mortar they were used aboard ship to announce the ships arrival.
    Feel like selling it?
     
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  12. slammer

    slammer New Member

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    Close! Quite close, first hint: Has something to do with being under the weather.
     
  13. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Is it for seeding clouds?

    LOL @ Cane!
     
  14. slammer

    slammer New Member

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    TaaDaaah! Little drum roll. Brrrrrrrrr.
    YES! it was once part of a large battery of hailguns, before aircraft were used to seed clouds with Silver iodine people, mostly in the Alpine regions of South Germany, Austria and Switzerland loaded them up with Blackpowder and cloud salt to force threatening clouds to rain off thus preventing massive crop damage.
    Well done Orengello I did not think it would be found that fast.
     
  15. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Very cool! Could it still be fired? July the 4th isn't that far away & that would probably make a beautiful muzzle flash/fireball.