A&K Tucson, AZ

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  1. Jan 17, 2019 #1

    irtmks

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    Hello,

    Own a cannon from the A&K Manufacturing company of Tucson, AZ.

    This company produced a few cannons in the 70's. The company was primarily a machine shop. I was able to find and speak with the owner of A&K a few years ago. He was quite old, and I am quite old.

    Was wondering if anyone else might have knowledge about A&K?

    I have owned this for about 15 years. Early on, I shot it quite a bit. It will put a miniball about 3,000 feet they say. I know it sure blows a nice hole in wood paneling at 100Yards.

    As I remember it is a 59 caliber?

    Cannon is about 27" long, Barrel is about 15.5", weighs around 17 pounds.

    Problem is, I have lost most of my eyesight, and my brain is getting pretty fuzzy.

    Does anyone have any advice on selling such a piece? I know I am not allowed on Ebay or Craigslist, but am not sure where to proceed?

    I intend to continue my research of history and blackpowder until that is no longer possible.

    Any help would be appreciated>

    Ivans Cannon Nov 2011.jpg
     
  2. Jan 17, 2019 #2

    rafterob

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    Looks like a nice piece, you could offer it for sale on the classifieds on this forum I would think.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2019 #3

    Zonie

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    I agree.

    It would qualify as something that could be put in the Firearms For Sale/Trade/Wanted section of the Muzzleloading Forum when/if Ivan decides he wants to do that.

    I don't recommend using PayPal for payment. They have a policy against handling any payment that has to do with firearms.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2019 #4

    irtmks

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    thank you for the replies. I don't know where else to ask, so here goes..... Do Cannon's (or black powder firearms) need to go through FFL dealers if sold? I think years ago, I got this by UPS, can it still be shipped that way? And finally, does anyone know of any valuation documentation on cannon's? Many years ago, I was a trained auctioneer and appraiser. At the time of my schooling, the federal government had determined that the "True value" of any item was determined by an Auction (properly administrated - not ebay). Anyway, to really appraise an item, one looked at sales and auction results, documented! Not a whole lot exists for cannon's. But some of you folks probably deal with the "reality" of pricing and value often.
     

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