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Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house
yahoo ^ | Sep 4,

Posted on 09/05/2009 10:19:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono

UNIONTOWN, Pa. – A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home. William Maser, 54, fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away...

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist; cannon
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1 posted on 09/05/2009 10:19:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

“Oops”


2 posted on 09/05/2009 10:20:49 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: JoeProBono

Was the neighbor blocking his view of the skyline?


3 posted on 09/05/2009 10:22:21 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: JoeProBono

I wonder who was holding his beer?


4 posted on 09/05/2009 10:22:52 AM PDT by garyhope ( It's world war IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islamofascism.)
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5 posted on 09/05/2009 10:23:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
"Dammit how did I miss his huge head?!"
6 posted on 09/05/2009 10:24:57 AM PDT by I Hate Obama ("Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates, You Never Know What You're Gonna Get." -Forest Gump)
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To: JoeProBono

Too much gunpowder?


7 posted on 09/05/2009 10:25:07 AM PDT by John123 (If Teddy was the lion of the senate... then we were the prey.)
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To: JoeProBono
If shooting the things wasn't so expensive, I wouldn't mind having an old cannon.

As far as I know, a person could obtain a WWII era railroad gun, convert it to fire as a muzzle loader and no paperwork would be required.

8 posted on 09/05/2009 10:28:29 AM PDT by fso301
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To: JoeProBono

Just what did it ricochet off....


9 posted on 09/05/2009 10:29:49 AM PDT by freebilly ( No wonder all the left has a boner for Obama.... There's "Cialis" in "SoCIALISt")
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To: fso301

10 posted on 09/05/2009 10:39:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I hate it when I do that! At least he didn’t take out the F-150. That would truly been a tragedy.


11 posted on 09/05/2009 10:41:36 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: freebilly

Maybe off his neighbor’s breastworks?


12 posted on 09/05/2009 10:44:00 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: John123

13 posted on 09/05/2009 10:48:23 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Back in the late '70's, an acquaintance and his brothers built a muzzleloading cannon out of materials found on and near their farm. The bore size was close enough to use pop cans filled with concrete; IIRC, they just used GOEX Fg blackpowder and "fireworks grade" cannon fuse to propel the former empties. The father of the clan became irate after one of his outbuildings became an impromptu accuracy and penetration target (revealing that concrete-filled aluminum cans punched neat holes in two sides even at relatively low velocity).

I declined an invitation to become part of the "gun crew" because I had no desire to loiter around a thin mild steel tube of unknown lineage when it was stuffed with an explosive. As the novelty wore off, they looked high and low to find the makings of a M/L mortar that would fire old bowling balls.

Alas, they were unsuccessful, which probably contributed to their longevity.

Mr. niteowl77

14 posted on 09/05/2009 10:48:48 AM PDT by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: JoeProBono

How many nights have I sat in my living room, listening to the drunken idiots across the road roaring out the Motown Hits of the Sixties (or rap, or Latin songs) and wished I had a Napoleon? How many nights have I lain in my bed, unable to sleep because of the noise, and wondered whether round shot, chain shot, or a whiff of grape would be best for ripping a townhouse in half horizontally?

Some besotted male admirer should buy me a field piece. Christmas is coming! I keep hinting but for some reason no one obliges. I receive tiresome things like sweaters and scarves rather than artillery. WTF.


15 posted on 09/05/2009 10:49:45 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: JoeProBono

A little bit more to the left, eh?


16 posted on 09/05/2009 10:52:06 AM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: niteowl77

17 posted on 09/05/2009 10:55:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Oops! Civil War fan pierces neighbor's house with cannonball, police say
18 posted on 09/05/2009 10:57:23 AM PDT by Wardenclyffe
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To: ottbmare

Regular price: $25.00 Sale price: $23.73


19 posted on 09/05/2009 11:00:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
Maybe off his neighbor’s breastworks?

Silicone is amazing stuff....

20 posted on 09/05/2009 11:00:58 AM PDT by freebilly ( No wonder all the left has a boner for Obama.... There's "Cialis" in "SoCIALISt")
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To: JoeProBono

The Shot Heard ‘Round the Neighborhood


21 posted on 09/05/2009 11:08:53 AM PDT by The Comedian
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To: ottbmare

L O L !


22 posted on 09/05/2009 11:12:21 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: The Comedian

23 posted on 09/05/2009 11:18:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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24 posted on 09/05/2009 11:35:19 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: JoeProBono

Try a 57mm Recoiless next time. ;)


25 posted on 09/05/2009 11:37:59 AM PDT by Levante
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To: Levante

26 posted on 09/05/2009 11:42:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

You misunderstand. I want a real one, a twelve-pounder, not a toy or even a reduced-scale gun. I also want a gun crew, and a gun carriage, and horses to drag it around. Also a handsome boyfriend to pay for it all. I’m an excellent shopper and could do this for under six figures, so the boyfriend would be getting a great deal. Think how much fun we would have blowing stuff up with that baby!


27 posted on 09/05/2009 11:50:01 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: JoeProBono

Okay, so what’s an occasional cannonball between neighbors?


28 posted on 09/05/2009 11:51:41 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: ottbmare

ROFL!


29 posted on 09/05/2009 11:52:23 AM PDT by Palladin (Obamacare=Emanuelcare=Mengelecare!)
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To: JoeProBono; All

I think beer had something to do with this. Someone needs to Photoshop a pic of looter guy in this photo.


30 posted on 09/05/2009 11:53:10 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: ottbmare
twelve-pounder with a view


31 posted on 09/05/2009 11:59:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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32 posted on 09/05/2009 12:52:53 PM PDT by Daffynition (A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.)
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33 posted on 09/05/2009 1:01:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house

Well, if they're braggin' about his aim, it isn't much of a headline. It ain't that hard to hit a house...

34 posted on 09/05/2009 1:06:56 PM PDT by roamer_1 (It takes a (Kenyan) village to raise an idiot.)
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To: JoeProBono
They always land on their feet


35 posted on 09/05/2009 5:54:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.)
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To: niteowl77
As the novelty wore off, they looked high and low to find the makings of a M/L mortar that would fire old bowling balls.

MythBusters used a makeshift cannon powered by match heads to fire a bowling ball at some bowling pins. The ball bounced over the pins, and a considerable distance uphill behind them.

36 posted on 09/05/2009 5:54:51 PM PDT by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: JoeProBono

COOL! Thanks for the image!


37 posted on 09/06/2009 3:37:55 AM PDT by Levante
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To: Daffynition

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fFs2a9NS8ZI/SkIXcm6oHYI/AAAAAAAAAuM/he5JkSjhSMA/s320/Penis+Park+31.jpg


38 posted on 09/06/2009 6:28:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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