robnbill Posted August 17, 2015 Share #1 Posted August 17, 2015 This was in my build log, but I thought I would ask this in this forum as well. I have completed the prototypes for the Brig Eagle Guns. I need to move the trunnion holes down a bit on the long gun. I drilled them on centerline and afterwards saw they would be lower on the barrel. I do have a question on the Carronade. Should it have an elevation thread in the pommel? Most of the drawings I have seen of the carronades have them. While Crisman doesn't show a diagram of the guns in his thesis or in his last book, the first book on the Eagle shows the carronade with a ring for the breeching line and just a quoin. Since nothing was found in the wreck on any of this, the carronades should follow that done in the period on the American fleet. The Constitution's 32 pound carronades only have quoins BUT they are also mounted with trunnions.The long gun also appears to have a ring for the breeching line where the Connie's did not.Thoughts? Canute and CaptainSteve 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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