Firing the 30-pounder rifled Parrott cannon at Fort Pulaski, GA

  • Published on Jun 22, 2015
  • June 13, 2015. I silenced portions of the video because of wind noise. The actual report was much louder than it sounds in the video. My digital camera could not capture a sound that loud.

Comments • 397

  • Evan Swinford
    Evan Swinford Day ago

    The rate of fire on that ain’t very impressive. Does the video show a simulation of combat operations???

    • Stagecoacher
      Stagecoacher  Day ago

      Well, sort of a bunch of amateurs demonstrating their idea of how it goes. In real combat the gun crew would have been really hustling. But the audience loved it on this day. They liked the loud BOOM! Much louder than sounds in the video. Gave the gun crew a good round of applause.

  • aesthetic frequency
    aesthetic frequency 5 days ago

    pathetic display

  • BallistikMnky
    BallistikMnky 11 days ago +3

    Me: I bet that guy thinks he's so cool not covering his ears
    Also Me: He's deaf.

  • Bichoni Electrico
    Bichoni Electrico 13 days ago

    Fomentar el armamentismo es causa de guerras de muerte dolor por seres amados hay miles de formas de entretenimientos sanos

  • NRALifer1
    NRALifer1 23 days ago

    Dang, my smoke pole is louder than that, looks like it's got a bigger wallop too? If you're going to go to all that trouble, dress up & act the part, at least get all the goodie you can out of it! Max load that puppy, let the BIG STICK GO BOOOOOOM, make Savannah think a nuke hit Tybee Island!

    • NRALifer1
      NRALifer1 18 hours ago

      @Stagecoacher I thought it should have been much louder, I bet it was in person. Didn't know if it was loaded light for Insurance purposes? But it sure didn't do justice to artillery! The Booms I remember from my days in the Army, made that seem like a cap gun? Wasn't trying to jerk your chain, just thought the croud should get a GOOD show and a true example of what it was like. Glad it was and Thanks for sharing, I did enjoy your video!

    • Stagecoacher
      Stagecoacher  Day ago

      The actual report was MUCH louder than it sounds in my video. My camera gagged on a noise that loud.

  • Наумов Своими Руками

    эт надо столько дрочились...

  • Robert Cornelius
    Robert Cornelius 24 days ago

    Not a practical cannon to use back in the day, because it needed a large crew to operate it. But it was one of the most feared cannons do to the barrel being riffled, which made it extremely accurate.

  • Ven
    Ven 26 days ago

    Это просто пиздец клоуны...

  • Iam Noob
    Iam Noob 29 days ago

    That was loud

  • Area00
    Area00 Month ago

    Surely the soldiers in the civil war did not do all this "color guard" type of ceremony to fire the fucking cannon.

  • UQ 12
    UQ 12 Month ago

    I wanna see a 42 Pound ship cannon

  • Jor Mac
    Jor Mac Month ago +2

    Where’s the cannon ball?
    Whats the fun in that?
    I wanted to see it demolish something. What a tees

  • Revolver Ocelot
    Revolver Ocelot Month ago +1

    At that speed in an actual battle they would’ve been dead before they’ve loaded the gunpowder in

  • Sinister Shenanigans

    What was the point!👎👎👎

  • Donald Gorth
    Donald Gorth Month ago +1

    Take that you REBEL BASTARDS....

  • Battle Park West
    Battle Park West Month ago +3

    Is this actual Civil War footage because I just spent like 155 years waiting for them to load it.

    • Robert Cornelius
      Robert Cornelius 24 days ago

      And they didn't even roll in a cannon ball. Geesh.

    • Scotti p
      Scotti p Month ago +1

      I think it takes about that long to become declassified info. Then they can release it to the public. I wonder what version of the apple iPhone union troops used back then and was it compatible with telegraph?

    • Stagecoacher
      Stagecoacher  Month ago


  • Mike Shelton
    Mike Shelton Month ago

    Fire a solid spherical round instead of a blank

  • Sean Harris
    Sean Harris Month ago

    Very disappointing to watch these guys take 3 years to load a cannon only to fire a blank.

  • James Miller
    James Miller Month ago

    A 240p cannon for a 640p war. Nowadays the cannons are loaded with the building behind them and it shoots the building 20 miles.

  • preben hansen
    preben hansen 2 months ago


  • Adrian_ Zombturtle
    Adrian_ Zombturtle 2 months ago

    Interesting but fake

  • Robatman
    Robatman 2 months ago

    A disappointing pop

    • Robatman
      Robatman 2 months ago +1

      Guess I’ve watched too many action packed Hollywood films

    • Stagecoacher
      Stagecoacher  2 months ago +1

      The actual report was much louder than it sounds on the video. I was pleased that I didn't flinch when the gun went off. The audience gasped and applauded. Much louder than the howitzer they had fired before the 30-pounder.

  • luis angel galarraga
    luis angel galarraga 2 months ago

    QUE ESCUADRA DE PELOTUDOS,,,algo mas insignificante que armar un cañon y ver como dispara A USA lo tendrian que fundar de vuelta haci le cambian esa mentalidad por tirar tiros y el olor a polvora.........

  • bmb6
    bmb6 2 months ago +1

    Ok everybody go home now

  • Old Fashioned
    Old Fashioned 2 months ago


  • riheg
    riheg 2 months ago +1

    Fake! Theres no recoil.

  • Walter dario Jaimez
    Walter dario Jaimez 3 months ago

    Asta que terminen de cargar el cañón el enemigo los mató 10 veces 😂

    • Pablo Delacruz
      Pablo Delacruz 14 days ago

      Si hermano lo malo es que el enemigo tenía la misma desventaja o peor ni siquiera tenían armas hoy opinamos diferente porque el dinero nos representa muchas fantasías

  • Michael Studer
    Michael Studer 3 months ago +1

    Zero recoil ^^ fucking joke ^^

  • Frank Lyons
    Frank Lyons 3 months ago +28

    It's not a 30 pounder if there isn't a 30 pounder.

  • Emeron Jackson
    Emeron Jackson 3 months ago

    Mo Milla... strongman dance.... rhaaaaaak

  • window creek
    window creek 3 months ago +1

    all that and a lil pop....

    • Michael Caplin
      Michael Caplin Month ago

      I've been to medieval reenactment battles where they used a cannon almost the size of this one, and some medieval hand-cannons and personal firearms, and I was inside, 200 metres away from the action, and even the hand cannons made me think lightning had struck fucking INSIDE the house was in (and I've actually had lightning strike right outside my bedroom window, so I know how loud that is). This made me wander out towards the action, and when I got 100 metres away, with a large hill shielding me from the battle and the noises, I heard the most uncomfortably and earth shatteringly loud noises I've ever heard. I felt it vibrate in my lungs (which is not a pleasant experience), and it made me shield my ears. I got on the ridge and saw that the main cannon was firing, and the hand cannons fired in between, and made the sound I'd heard inside the house. This noise in this video sounds pretty much exactly like that of the main cannon I heard, and I can imagine how loud it must have been to be there. It probably was profoundly uncomfortable for everyone watching if they didn't shield their ears.

  • Сергей UB8AAQ
    Сергей UB8AAQ 4 months ago

    И в бою такие понты?

  • Zoes Dada
    Zoes Dada 4 months ago +4

    This is not "firing" the weapon. It's nothing but a quarter load with no projectile.

  • yuweryu uewebwbewecb
    yuweryu uewebwbewecb 4 months ago

    Весёлые Индийские Артиллеристы

  • Крутой Каменьщик

    что за клоунада...

  • Alan Thomas
    Alan Thomas 4 months ago +1

    Powder only?

    • Stagecoacher
      Stagecoacher  4 months ago

      Yes. No projectile, so there was no recoil. The actual report was much louder than it sounds in the video.

  • Jeremy Gleave
    Jeremy Gleave 4 months ago +2

    Thank heavens there was no war!

  • heidi Holiday
    heidi Holiday 4 months ago +1

    Not a military charge.

  • Teej Andres
    Teej Andres 4 months ago

    Powder charge..? How sad.

  • Don Embrey
    Don Embrey 4 months ago +1

    Looks like a City crew😂😂

  • jonkka3
    jonkka3 4 months ago +1

    2min 49sec wasted

  • Kb Calib
    Kb Calib 5 months ago +1

    How did the Union win the war with those slow-firing cannons?

  • carpe diem
    carpe diem 5 months ago +2

    Hey, you forgot the projectile!!!

  • RoscoPeco Train
    RoscoPeco Train 5 months ago

    that was essentially a blank. Powder only, (can't tell if it was a reduced load) and no projectile. If it was a live round she woulda jumped. That was the whole sticks thing. They were faking rolling it back up to position after it jumped back from a previous shot. Still fun to watch tho. Thanks for sharing.

  • HALO studioz
    HALO studioz 5 months ago


  • Grand Pasha
    Grand Pasha 5 months ago +2

    It takes 3 hours to prepare for God sake

  • icelineman
    icelineman 5 months ago

    Drummer Hoff fired it off!!

  • Bob Stixck
    Bob Stixck 5 months ago +1


  • Otto Allen
    Otto Allen 6 months ago +1

    Damn yankees!!!!

  • Gregory Scott Fairbanks Sr.

    Nancy is the name of a cannon they used to fire off at Kennesaw Mt. Ga. Don't recall if it was US or CSA. Loud as a thunder clap! Can't imagine scores of them banging about and echoing off that granite mount. A true killing field. We matched around it after a spell and took Atlanta. Visible from the top 15 or so miles away. Freekin war!!!

  • John Lindsay
    John Lindsay 6 months ago

    Why do that use a pig tail ? Be for the powder and ball

  • Elvir Hadzic
    Elvir Hadzic 6 months ago +2

    These cannons are really stupid in their time, today’s, I can fire about 50 rounds in a minute, while they taking 20 minute for one

    • HostileLemons
      HostileLemons 6 months ago

      No they are just doing it very slowly. Normal reload times are much much quicker

  • Nerf Elite Army
    Nerf Elite Army 6 months ago +2

    Sir, the 17-pounder won’t fit!

    Put it in sideways

  • chevy vett
    chevy vett 6 months ago

    Man that looks so slow to reload

  • xzqzq
    xzqzq 6 months ago

    The reinforcement band at the breach looks like a good idea.

    • MrDrakePrice
      MrDrakePrice Month ago

      Thats why the parrot gun was revolutionary

  • Argyle McGoogin
    Argyle McGoogin 6 months ago +9

    The piece never moved an inch. I was hoping for a full service load with projectile. Oh well, still better than a kick in the basket.

    • riheg
      riheg 2 months ago

      Argyle McGoogin its fake. Not an actual demonstration.

  • Louis Edwards
    Louis Edwards 6 months ago

    I'll bet if they where talking fier thay would (Get the lead out)😑,,,,,,yes I know,cannon balls are made of iron,

  • Louis Edwards
    Louis Edwards 6 months ago

    What? No Ball,

  • Mark Rowland
    Mark Rowland 6 months ago

    This is a Parrott Rifle. Not a cannon. Rifles use cylindrical projectiles. Many cannon were bored, sleeved with a rifled cylinder for the advantages. As modern ships motor or steam they don't sail anymore. About time we all caught up. We don't reefer to a Barrett 50cal as a musketoon, nor a PPK as a pepper-box. I would like to see a real cannon fired, a 20 inch Rodman. Rodmans didn't rupture, killing all about and their propellant was superior.

  • Paul Noel
    Paul Noel 6 months ago +2

    With these big guns, they are so loud you more feel them than hear them. They shake you up inside. I am sure being on the end being shelled was just awful. (Even if you got missed)