My husband and I are wanting to make a non- firing cannon for our yard. I have searched every where for plans on how we can build such a cannon. I prefer the Reed-Parrott cannons design. Does anyone out there have or know of someone who does have plans for building such a cannon. My husband is a welder and has the metal to make this. we also need the plans to the carriage that holds the cannon. I had several relatives (namely my great grandfather who for in the civil war) and we want to honor them with a garden. We thought a cannon in the center with flags flying and red, white & blue flowers would be beautiful, but without plans for the cannon and carriage we can not do this. So if anyone can help please sent me an e-mail.