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Old 04-22-2012, 03:48 PM
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Hey guys I found this little guy on a battle field near the town of Nordlingen. The battle field is from the early-mid 1600's so I already know the age. The 2 main fighting forces were the Swedish and Spain. My buddy found one about 6 feet away that was bigger than a bowling ball and weighed in at 23 pounds! Mine is about 2 pounds and about the size of a baseball.
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Kolby, if you can give exact measurements it'd help... If we talk about older cannon systems that's from a Falcon or a Falconet type cannon. However Gustaf Adolf's artillery system had a 3 pounder regimental cannon with ball diameter of 76mm and weight 1,25 kilos.

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Old 04-22-2012, 04:12 PM
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Its about 3 pounds and is approximately 21 centimeters in diameter

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Its about 3 pounds and is approximately 21 centimeters in diameter
Chuckle.."about" .."approximately"

I'll go with the 3-pounder for now...those values are close enough. If it's from a Spanish cannon..well they were sort of notorious not having any definite standards.

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I was hoping it was Sweedish haha well that is cool, we were trying to determine if it was fired or not.... I guess there is no real way to tell. Maybe it did some damage? LOL
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Here is a pic of all of the cannon balls we have found.....the smallest one is mine. That just shows how huge the last one is! 23 pounds!
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Hey Kolby,
the little hill site we have found the cannon balls was indeed occupied by spanish troops. If we want to find swedish cannon balls - we just have to go half a mile NE direction. That hill was conquered by swedish troops and were under attack with cannons. I found another interesting description of the battle with better maps and more places to hunt!!!

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Its about 3 pounds and is approximately 21 centimeters in diameter
Hey Kolby,
are you sure it's 21 cm in diameter.?
It looks rather 7 cm diameter ,If the one you found is that one in your hand

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It looks rather 7 cm diameter
Nah...it's just that Kolby is 20 ft tall. He can carry 2 basketballs in each hand.

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Maybe it did some damage? LOL
OWWWwww!!

That guy SERIOUSLY lost his right arm to that...if he survived at all.

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Yeah I jacked that up... LOL it is slightly larger than a baseball

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Was that new one smaller than your other two?
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OWWWwww!!

That guy SERIOUSLY lost his right arm to that...if he survived at all.
Nah, that had to be fatal on impact. Would have taken the ribs, lungs and part of the heart or at least MAJOR arteries out the back of the body. Not to mention the metal thats missing from the breast plate. Imagine seeing that hit in slow motion like the movies nowadays.. OUCH.

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Was that new one smaller than your other two?
The small one in that pic is Max's but the one I found in the first pic is a lot smaller than the other one.

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That guy SERIOUSLY lost his right arm to that...if he survived at all.
Nah it looked like a clean through and through. Just a little bandaid and he was sent back out to the battlefield
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Nah it looked like a clean through and through. Just a little bandaid and he was sent back out to the battlefield
"It's just a flesh wound"

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[QUOTE=emfederin;1231648]"It's just a flesh wound"

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"It's just a flesh wound"
http://www.google.com/search?q=fearl...w=1266&bih=557

Heheh...yup! I'd say this pretty much fits the sub-topic:

http://www.ecrater.com/p/14151043/fearless-fosdick

Lil abner was one of my favorite strips when I was a kid. Ironically, dick tracy comics bored me, and I enjoyed the way fosdick lampooned him!

But my quote above actually came from another classic: Monty python. It was a line uttered by some dark knight that king arthur had sliced to ribbons. I'll see if I can find a reference...

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