Then I fitted the bracket which restrains the movements of the elevation gear lock-release…
So those are the last major parts to be fitted to the cannon. Oops. I forgot. I need to make the aiming sights, and bore the holes in the barrel to hold them. None of the cannons which I have inspected have exisiting sights, presumably stolen-souvenired, but some 19th century publications have good diagrams which I will be able use to make scaled versions.
I will add a rear wooden platform, and the eye bolts.
Then a complete teardown, painting some parts, polishing others.