Well, there are no tags for “Navy”, }Powder Bags", or “16 Inch guns”, and “canon” just does not sound right since it ain’t on wheels… so here goes.
This is the display Powder Bag I picked up for ozziammo.
The powder bag is too heavy and too large to ship to The Land Down Under, with anything close to affordable, so I deconstructed it so it would fit into a 3"x12.5"x14" box, weighing about 2.75 pounds. I included two of the cardboard ends so it will be easier to re-fill the inside and maintain the shape. I suspect that foam packing ‘peanuts’ in a plastic bag will do nicely.
The “innards” weighed 3.5 pounds, and were quite smartly designed to hold the shape of the powder bag. It is so nicely designed that it took me a bit over an hour, being careful not to damage the powder bag, to get the entire thing apart.
There is a plasticy-fabric layer about 1/8" thick wrapped around the inside of the bag, several chunks of styrofoam glued to the inside of it, another plasticy-fabric layer inside that, and the interveining space filled with expanding foam insulation.
The tops and bottoms of this spacer has cardboard sheets to forn the ends and keep the foam from ‘escaping’ while it cures.
Pretty smart, and also the reason that my friendly supplier will not take it apart, or ship it out of the continental U.S.A.
The pictures should be pretty much in order, please enjoy.
This is the stitching that secured the “primer” end to the powder bag.
The fabric tabs are sewn to the outer layer of plasticy-fabric, folded over and glued to the cardboard.