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!