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Pennsylvania Man Accidentally Fires Cannonball Into Neighbor's House
Fox ^ | Sept 04, 2009

Posted on 09/04/2009 8:47:56 AM PDT by RDTF

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.

Fifty-four-year-old William Maser fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away.

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To: kalee

That didn’t take long.


51 posted on 09/04/2009 10:00:21 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Nailbiter

ping


52 posted on 09/04/2009 10:04:09 AM PDT by IncPen (The Liberal's Reward is Self-Disgust)
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To: r9etb; tet68; VRWCmember; SoothingDave
that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away

If it could ricochet and still go through a wall 400 yards away, I would call that a pretty powerful cannon.... A rather unlikely scenario.

One begins to suspect that there was no ricochet ..

Nah. 1200 yards, on the bounce from a hard surface, is reasonable for a (un)Civil War cannonshot. Historical marker across the street from my house near Pine Mountain marks where a Confed general Polk got hit in the chest with a cannonball before the larger battle at Kennesaw mountain. (Not bad sniping (er, shooting) actually. He got hit by the third shot of four aimed at this group of generals by Sherman.)

But the next day, did this guy from PA leave a note on his neighbor's door, "Sorry I missed you."

53 posted on 09/04/2009 10:05:21 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Alright that’s pretty damn cool right there.


54 posted on 09/04/2009 10:07:42 AM PDT by BJClinton (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: bmwcyle; Shooter 2.5; Squantos; Travis McGee; Jeff Head; Lion Den Dan

When I was about 13 or so a friend and I made a cannon out of galvanized pipe. I won’t say what we did with it, but it made the local newspaper headlines and I hope the statue of limitations on destruction of property (a window) has expired after 45+ years.


55 posted on 09/04/2009 10:15:01 AM PDT by SLB (Wyoming's Alan Simpson on the Washington press - "all you get is controversy, crap and confusion")
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To: r9etb
One begins to suspect that there was no ricochet, and that instead Mr. Maser simply failed to check the direction of his shot.

Or maybe the neighbor wouldn't turn down the music.

56 posted on 09/04/2009 10:18:31 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: swain_forkbeard
Good thing it wasn’t a 12-pounder.

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57 posted on 09/04/2009 10:56:12 AM PDT by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: RDTF

“Fifty-four-year-old William Maser”

That’s why we call them baby boomers!


58 posted on 09/04/2009 11:02:26 AM PDT by Palladin (Obamacare=Emanuelcare=Mengelecare!)
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To: RDTF

This is really embarrassing but could I have my cannon ball back?


59 posted on 09/04/2009 11:17:09 AM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: Fiddlstix; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Sometimes even an epic fail can be awesome.


60 posted on 09/04/2009 11:43:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: RDTF

“Fore!”
Honest, I was only practicing my golf..


61 posted on 09/04/2009 12:08:41 PM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So much for “Know your target and what’s behind it.”


62 posted on 09/04/2009 12:10:24 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: humblegunner; Eaker; TheMom; eastforker; Bacon Man; Xenalyte; Hap

For some reason, I felt I needed to ping y’all to this.


63 posted on 09/04/2009 12:12:09 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Morgana

Yeah, I’ve got a few neighbors who are candidates for a spontaneous fire mission myself.


65 posted on 09/04/2009 1:33:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: TheOldLady
So much for “Know your target and what’s behind it.”

Maybe he did. ;^)

66 posted on 09/04/2009 1:35:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hmmm... You’re right. Maybe they’re very pesky neighbors and needed to be reminded about their manners.


67 posted on 09/04/2009 1:40:27 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Allegra; humblegunner; TheMom; eastforker; Bacon Man; Xenalyte; Hap
At least it missed your car this time!



(PitStop didn't chase the mortar either!)

68 posted on 09/04/2009 2:04:28 PM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: RDTF

About as rowdy as we’ve gotten was hubby and daughter fooling around with dry ice and 2 lt. coke bottles. Wow, those are LOUD! Take it from my experience, it’s never a good sign when a chemist and an EE take things that go “bang” into the back yard, saying “you know, we could have some fun with this.”


69 posted on 09/04/2009 2:16:24 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: nnn0jeh

ping


70 posted on 09/04/2009 2:19:14 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Allegra

“Good morning, and welcome to The Gaaaaap!”
*Kaboom*


71 posted on 09/04/2009 4:21:54 PM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: RDTF

LOL! Only in PA!


72 posted on 09/04/2009 4:32:53 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Eaker; Allegra; humblegunner; TheMom; eastforker; Xenalyte; Hap

Meaningless destruction rules.


73 posted on 09/04/2009 5:45:17 PM PDT by Bacon Man (You can't O.D. on awesome.)
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