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 New Book - "Building 18th Century Naval Artillery" 
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Post New Book - "Building 18th Century Naval Artillery"
Privateer Media's new book "Building 18th Century Naval Artillery" is the first in a series of workshop books being written by Damian Siekonic. The author has extensive experience building naval carriages for 18th century cannon, and since 2000 the cannon and carriages he's built have seen regular use aboard tall ships, at historic sites and in filmwork. This book is the first of its kind and draws on over a decade's worth of research and practical hands-on experience with functional naval artillery.

Packed with over 125 black & white technical drawings and color plates, this soft cover book provides the reader with detailed information on how to adapt cannon carriage plans to nearly any size or type of pattern cannon barrel. Whether for use in building carriages for historic sites and museums, for tall ships, for production work or for the historian and hobbiest, this book outlines easy to understand instructions for obtaining full-scale plans to fit any cannon barrel and walks the reader through the process of building naval carriages and gun tools. The book includes sections on:

Naval Carriage Nomenclature
Wooden Carriage Components
Iron Carriage Hardware
Carriage Assembly
Gun Tools
Block & Tackle
Slow Match
Swivel Guns
Barrel Identification Tables
Mechanical Advantage Tables
Sample Carriage Plans

The book is available starting November 1, 2008 and can be purchased from Privateer Media for $24.95 plus shipping. Additional information can be found here:

Retail and museum stores should contact Privateer Media directly for wholesale pricing.

Privateer Media, LLC
P.O. Box 66
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 972 9981

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