Firing of muzzle loading cannons
October 5, 2013
The guns below Lion’s head
September 13, 2019

Melkbos gun renovation

By: Gerrie de Vries, 5 October 2013
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What we do

  • Repair
  • Renovate
  • Preserve
  • Restore
  • Manufacture
  • Display

The departure point

Remove the gun for cleaning

The carriage is beyond repair

Chip & treat the gun

Anti corrosion treatment

Cut some hard wood by antique methods

Glue and bolt it together

Assemble the sides

Make the iron parts

Galvanise and paint the iron parts

Shape and fit the breast

Assemble the carriage

And it is ready for delivery

Deliver the gun to the new site

Now it is a memorial to the battle of Blouberg - 1806

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