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The Barrel

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This is how the Barrel looked upon it's return from the casters.
It is possible to see the steel trunions and liner protruding from the aluminium casting.

Cannon Barrel
Jeremy removing the protruding liner ...

Cast Cannon Barrel
...and the sparks flew!

Aluminium and Steel Barrel
Once removed, the burrs at the edges of the liner had to be ground down.

The barrel after some 'tidying' had taken place.

Cannon Barrel
The gleaming result.

Painted Barrel
The painted barrel, ready for mounting on the carriage...

Finished Barrel
..and the finished barrel, on the carriage.

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