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A Useful Book. How to Make A Cannon.
(provided you have access to a VERY large factory, and a very skilled workforce.)
This 450 page book is available for free download at Google Books. It is so interesting, and useful to this model cannon maker that I have ordered a hard-back copy to be printed and sent to me. Not overly expensive at just under $AUD50 inc postage.
Everything that you could ever want to know about making cannons in 1879. And more.
For example, I have read descriptions of the Armstrong method of making cannons with iron bars, by forming red hot spiral coils, then pressure welding the coils into a solid mass. Then using a massive press to join the sections together. But how were the trunnions formed?