Visiting Fort Ticonderoga
First off, sorry it has been SO damn long... I am just not doing a lot with toy soldiers at the moment, so have nothing to share!
Well, almost nothing:)
I took a trip with my father in law up to Fort Ticonderoga and took a few shots for those AWI/F&I folks here; so Giles, these are for you!:)
A shot overlooking the lake. Man, those cannon have a great view:)
Every gun had beautiful engravings.
One of the many mortars in the place.
An impressive list of "guests" I would say!:)
The barracks. A number of reenactors were there, doing the living history thing.
A model of a British landing craft.
Very cool breech loading gun! They had some wonderful weapons there.
Another beautiful powder horn.
One of the MANY powder horns. Beautiful stuff.
A selection of Scottish weapons.
Muskets. Ahhhh muskets!:)
A brace of pistols.
Toy soldiers! I loved seeing these... apparently our hobby is timeless!
I love seeing original leathers and original canteens, almost more than the weapons themselves.
This was very neat; a powder tester! You load it up with an amount of power and then fire it, and the further along the crank-thing it gets, the higher grade the powder is.
A pair of Brown Besses. Maybe my favorite ever gun.
The interior of the fort.
I liked seeing that drum sitting there.
A pair of pistols owned by George Washington.
A view over the lake.
"... that our flag was still there!"
Small hole that can do a lot of damage.
Great little gun.
A demonstration going on.
A close up of the participants.
The fife and drum corps.
After the demo, the guys still fired off a few rounds.
Overall a really beautiful fort!
Posted by MZ