Re: Firing old British mortar
I hope you will also instruct your gunner not to RUN from the gun after
lighting the fuse. Anyone who works with explosives in any capacity
will tell you that this is the single most dangerous thing you can do
after lighting a fuse.
While I understand that videos posted on sites like this one are
primarily presented for entertainment value, may I respectfully ask, on
behalf of all of us who want to be able to continue firing our black
powder artillery pieces, that you maintain strict safety standards when
using your pieces... particularly when posting the videos. One well-
publicized accident would be all that would be required to bring us
under the microscope of any number of regulatory bodies, most of which
are desperately searching for something to justify their own existence.
Master at Arms
H.M. Provincial Marine