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Iowan Blasts Homemade Cannon
KCRG ^ | Jul 4, 2013

Posted on 07/05/2013 10:36:58 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Some people in Cedar Rapids saw a unique show on Thursday.

Francis Lebeda shot off his homemade Civil War cannon to celebrate the Fourth of July. The cannon only fired black power, so no one was in danger.

Lebeda has also made three other cannons and a gatling gun.Watch the story above for more details.


TOPICS: History; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 07/05/2013 10:36:58 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Joe Brower

I already added the keyword; this deserves a list ping!

Go to the link and watch the video, this guy is awesome.


2 posted on 07/05/2013 10:41:27 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: nickcarraway

“The cannon only fired black power, so no one was in danger.”

Ignorance is bliss...unless it gets you killed.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 10:46:09 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: KrisKrinkle

Just makes me shake my head. There’s more stupid in the professional press than there is water in the ocean.


4 posted on 07/05/2013 10:55:05 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: nickcarraway

Does he fire the cannon at some chick at the end of the video??

That’s insane...especially given how close she is...


5 posted on 07/05/2013 11:09:59 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nickcarraway
The cannon only fired black power, so no one was in danger.

That's bull crap!!!!! As a former Civil War reenactor with years of experience, both infantry and artillery, there is nothing more dangerous than a "homemade" cannon--they are nothing more than bombs waiting to explode.

Man arrested after homemade cannon kills girlfriend

Shrapnel from homemade cannon kills man

Cannon Accidents From The Artilleryman Magazine

6 posted on 07/05/2013 11:11:48 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: KrisKrinkle
Ha! Have a friend who thought the same thing. Was crewing a cannon in a small boat doing some Pirate stuff in one of the Beach Towns.

Little too much grabass and not paying attention got the cannon to fire while he was ramming home the charge. He ended up with 5 sausage fingers on his right hand for about 2 months - and he was considered lucky.

7 posted on 07/05/2013 11:12:33 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Timber Rattler
“........there is nothing more dangerous than a “homemade” cannon..............”

Having done some Civil War reenacting myself I'd have to flip a coin between homemade cannons - or a skittish horse bucking around an Infantry formation.

8 posted on 07/05/2013 11:16:35 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: 300winmag; g'nad; Squantos; Ramius

Now that is a fine looking replica cannon, also quite an artillery collection in his machine shop. ‘Built his own Gatling Gun’, now that is simply outstanding.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 12:00:33 PM PDT by osagebowman
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To: Timber Rattler
I would only trust the Mythbusters to fire a homemade cannon.....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/mythbusters-cannon-ball-accident-caused-by-unforeseen-bounce/2011/12/08/gIQABK68fO_story.html

Whooops...

10 posted on 07/05/2013 12:06:17 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: osagebowman

Bflr .... Thanks !


11 posted on 07/05/2013 12:47:38 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: nickcarraway

Now that old guy is a serious craftsman of weaponry. He could probably turn that thing into a real implement of destruction if he wanted to.


12 posted on 07/05/2013 8:40:56 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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