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Posted: 1/2/2006 4:55:26 PM EDT
I'm talking about anything from tabletop on up . I tried Google and got some really crazy shit .
It just sounds like fun .
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Been thinking of building a small cannon. Built a miniature rail gun when I was in high school. That was neat.
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I'm going to take it deer hunting
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:04:47 PM EDT
was once at a 4th of july party. local shop teacher hade made a small canon (perhaps 1 inch or 2 inch bore) which he loaded with black powder. loudest thing i have ever heard short of a civil war reenactment group that demonstrates union rifled canon locally.

so i got interested in buying something similar.

two things of interest are a swivel gun (like used against borders) or (and this is what i really want) a half scale coehorn motor (i have seen full sized but i think the wieighed several hundred pounds), you can put a coke can in the bore.. loud as hell...

check out repro canons
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:08:18 PM EDT
Im more of a flintlock grenade launcher type guy
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:11:41 PM EDT
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All pics are from Home Gunsmith.com, The guy's there are incredibly talented and their home built guns are just amazing.The site has tons of plans for everything from single shots to .50 BMG rifles and whole books that can be downloaded if you are a member.It will really open your eyes.They were having a competition on making AR lowers and one guy made it from sheet metal.Browse there and be amazed.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:13:20 PM EDT
Check out graybeardoutdoors.com
They have a VERY active cannon and mortar board,and one of the guys is selling some NICE beer can mortars there.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:15:44 PM EDT
I've been wanting to either get a registered DD (60mm mortar) or build a breechloading blackpowder artillery piece. I'm interested to see what comes of this thread.

-Ben
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:15:47 PM EDT
yep
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Some good info here .
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Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:28:26 PM EDT
My 4 bore.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:49:12 PM EDT
Pangea, that is one sweet cannon. I am green
with envy.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:54:48 PM EDT
Someday I plan on turning this into one


Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:03:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jj:
yep
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but it's so small.. I bet you can pick it up with one hand :P
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:04:43 PM EDT
I was working on a mortar once.
After nearly blowing my dads head off I scrapped any plans I had.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:05:16 PM EDT
These are damn dangerous. I saw a guy get his hand blown off by a cannon.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:11:30 PM EDT
Yeah, I need to have mine examined ultrasonically before I use it again, to make sure it's still structurally sound.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:20:19 PM EDT
Tapco Tapco.com sells little 1/2 bore black power ones for about $25. Every now and then they drop the price to $15 for dealers. I have bought 4, 1 for myself and the rest were gifts. Sound like a 9mm pistol.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:23:57 PM EDT
I have to get me one of these......
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 9:14:22 PM EDT
Are such muzzle loaders legal in all 50 states?
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