Grandmother says boy killed in cannon...

Grandmother says boy killed in cannon accident was 'mechanically inclined'

There are 10 comments on the www.ksl.com story from Jan 25, 2012, titled Grandmother says boy killed in cannon accident was 'mechanically inclined'. In it, www.ksl.com reports that:

Ostberg was killed Monday at his home in Tremonton when a miniature replica cannon he was playing with in his living room either fired or blew up without warning, striking him in the face.

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“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#1 Jan 25, 2012
An aweful shame. The loss of a real, old-fashioned American boy..
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#2 Jan 25, 2012
how big was this Small cannon?...as we know cannons are front loaded...Black Powder,ball.

These are the 8 steps to fire a cannon !!..Any Cannon!!

1

Cover the air vent to choke the barrel and suffocate any sparks that may remain from previous firings. Failure to do this may result in the cannon firing when it is not safe for it to do so.
2

Insert a damp sponge rod into the barrel of the cannon to clear out any hot debris that may remain in the barrel from previous firings. This may seem like a waste of time, particularly in a real war situation, but it is another necessary safety measure.
3

Ready a charge by removing the charge from its bag and placing it down the barrel of the cannon.
4

Ram the charge down to the base of the cannon's barrel using a ramrod.
5

Insert a cannon ball into the firearm.
6

Remove cover from the air vent and carefully insert a priming wire (fuse). Be certain to insert the fuse deep enough to make contact with the charge, but not so deep that you cannot light it.
7

Aim the cannon taking into account distance, trajectory and wind speed.
8

Light the fuse and run

A cannon does not have a trigger!,nor can they fire by them selves..The fuse,lite,burns in the breech and ignition...BOOM!,Recoil!

What this unfortunate boy did is not fully explained...Small home CANNON LIKE Miniatures are common and plentiful...Sad to be sure!!
I think he loaded it,lite the fuse,and experienced a delayed ignition.....the thing was 50.Cal...and 6" long like a hand gun..Enough at close range to kill!!...yes sad!..sorry for his family!!

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#3 Jan 25, 2012
President Obama wants to take away our cannons!

Newt/Palin 2012 ....please make this the repub ticket God. Pretty Please!!

Obama 2012

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#5 Jan 25, 2012
The cannon was probably made in China.
Joe Black

United States

#6 Jan 25, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
An aweful shame. The loss of a real, old-fashioned American boy..
...dont be a wiseass ya insensative d1ckHedd
Romney s Off Shore Undies

Bethlehem, PA

#7 Jan 26, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
President Obama wants to take away our cannons!
Newt's current wife wants to guard his cannon, not take it away.

Vote Callista in 2012!
Romney s Off Shore Undies

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Jan 26, 2012
>Boy killed in cannon accident was 'mechanically inclined'

"Was" being the operative word.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#9 Jan 26, 2012
CHECK SIX wrote:
how big was this Small cannon?...as we know cannons are front loaded...Black Powder,ball.
These are the 8 steps to fire a cannon !!..Any Cannon!!
1
Cover the air vent to choke the barrel and suffocate any sparks that may remain from previous firings. Failure to do this may result in the cannon firing when it is not safe for it to do so.
2
Insert a damp sponge rod into the barrel of the cannon to clear out any hot debris that may remain in the barrel from previous firings. This may seem like a waste of time, particularly in a real war situation, but it is another necessary safety measure.
3
Ready a charge by removing the charge from its bag and placing it down the barrel of the cannon.
4
Ram the charge down to the base of the cannon's barrel using a ramrod.
5
Insert a cannon ball into the firearm.
6
Remove cover from the air vent and carefully insert a priming wire (fuse). Be certain to insert the fuse deep enough to make contact with the charge, but not so deep that you cannot light it.
7
Aim the cannon taking into account distance, trajectory and wind speed.
8
Light the fuse and run
A cannon does not have a trigger!,nor can they fire by them selves..The fuse,lite,burns in the breech and ignition...BOOM!,Recoil!
What this unfortunate boy did is not fully explained...Small home CANNON LIKE Miniatures are common and plentiful...Sad to be sure!!
I think he loaded it,lite the fuse,and experienced a delayed ignition.....the thing was 50.Cal...and 6" long like a hand gun..Enough at close range to kill!!...yes sad!..sorry for his family!!
Way more information than most people needed on a subject few of would be interested in.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#10 Jan 26, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
President Obama wants to take away our cannons!
Newt/Palin 2012 ....please make this the repub ticket God. Pretty Please!!
Obama 2012
Newt is dumb, but not THAT dumb.
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#11 Jan 26, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
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Way more information than most people needed on a subject few of would be interested in.
No nothing LOONS with Half Brains and Fat ass's need all the help they can get..You and others have a distorted view of EVERYTHING...Your consumption of any thing LOONY has rendered you a Flawed,Narrow minded,Prejudiced ,BRAINLOCKED .waste of humanity...so take yer one liners and run...Man yer a NOMKOOMPOOP..typical LOON with a Half brain...In other words...GO FU^&K YER SELF!!...

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