Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Craigslist Ad of the Week

I think we need this for the farm.

Reproduction Pirate Cannon-Stainless Steel - $1000

Date: 2008-10-26, 4:34PM EDT

All Stainless Steel cannon with Black Walnut carriage. Barrel is 25 3/8" long with a 1 inch bore. Barrel with trunnions weighs about 40 lbs and the carriage is about 70 lbs. The wheels cost $40 each and have bearings and grease fittings. The 3 1/4" piece of stainless cost $360. The fuse hole is drilled 2/3rds through and will just need to be poked through with a 1/8" drill bit if you want to make it functional. The welding on the trunnions could be redone with a TIG welder...it was welded with a MIG. Selling due to layoff. Local pickup only...$1000 FIRM.

Pesky coyotes and skunks? Not anymore! Stray cats? A thing of the past. Noisy neighbors? I don't think so - not with a CANNON staring them down! Bwahahahaha - we could overtake the neighborhood! Aargh, mateys!

But, then, I can just see it. "It all started, officer, when the cannon went off..." Perhaps it isn't such a good idea, after all. Still, who else has a cannon on their farm? Not very many people, I'll bet! It's probably a good thing I don't have an extra $1000 hanging around!



Amy said...

I could use one of those for the stray cats! Of course the children would probably try to stuff each other in it and see who could fly the farthest!

Terri said...

Ha - I didn't think of that! I'll bet my kids would try that, too!