Fibreglass 32 or 24 pounder supplier?

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Fibreglass 32 or 24 pounder supplier?

Postby Graham Ashford » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:35 pm

Hello all

I wondered if you could help, I am trying to track down a supplier of the 24 and 32 pounder fibreglass cannons as seen on HMS Victory. I'm not so interested in the carriage, just the barrel, can any help at all?

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Re: Fibreglass 32 or 24 pounder suuplier?

Postby John Waller » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:18 pm ... -carriages

Might give you some leads. Trincomalee has 18pdr replicas. Nauticalia in Portsmouth Harbour had a couple of Hornblower cannon for sale a while back but they were probably 9 or 12 pdrs.

There is also a biggie at the Gunwharf Keys shopping centre in Pompey which is 'fired' (electric pyro) at regular times. Not sure if 24 or 32pdr but someone is obviously making them.

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Re: Fibreglass 32 or 24 pounder supplier?

Postby Langley » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:24 pm

You should talk to Ian Henn at Mainmast...
He makes rether lovely blank firing jobs with a liner and a nice compound which is harder than fibreglass which means the guns have a nice ring to them as well as looking spot on. He will also do non-firing replicas. The carriages on Victory appear on his website...

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Re: Fibreglass 32 or 24 pounder supplier?

Postby Mark Griffin » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:33 pm

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