All the cannon I could afford

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  1. Jan 7, 2015 #1

    Rick Boylan

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    It's not much, but it's shootable and it's portable. Takes black powder and shoots a ball. What more could I ask for?

    LOL.

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  2. Jan 7, 2015 #2

    coloradoclyde

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    I started with one not much bigger than that. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jan 7, 2015 #3

    JonnyReb3

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    Hey i like it! Its... .. cute. :grin:

    Look forward to the range report :hatsoff:
     
  4. Jan 8, 2015 #4

    Grizzly Adams

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    That's pretty cool :thumbsup: concealable, too :grin:
     
  5. Jan 8, 2015 #5

    Rick Boylan

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    It's good for sneaking up on the enemy. :haha:
     
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    Grizzly Adams

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    They won't know what hit them :grin: Does it feel heavy enough that it will stay put when you fire it?
     
  7. Jan 8, 2015 #7

    Col. Batguano

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    You need longer fuses if you want to run to the full range of the piece.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2015 #8

    Grizzly Adams

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    Good point :grin:
     
  9. Jan 9, 2015 #9

    Rick Boylan

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    It's pretty heavy. There are videos on Youtube of people shooting these things. It fits in the palm of your hand but I wouldn't hold it while shooting it.

    Some videos of these cannons shooting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCbj1WSsfi4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ6P04zbico

    I like the model ship shootout in the second video.

    I bought my cannon at a local gun show. It uses regular ball barrings like used in slingshots. Just stick in a bit of fuse, a little black powder down the barrel, put in the ball, tamp it in with the ramrod, then light the fuse and stand back.
     
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  10. Jan 10, 2015 #10

    Grizzly Adams

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    That's very cool- I would love to have one just to destroy various small things around my house :grin: looks nicely made too :thumbsup:
     
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    Rick Boylan

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    It's very heavy and solid. At first I saw them at the gun show and thought of it as kinda cool, but once I picked it up and saw how well made it was I just had to have one. And the fact it is able to be shot, heck yeah.

    It's the smallest front stuffer I've ever seen.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2015 #12

    Grizzly Adams

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    I really appreciate a good piece of machine work like that, something that is so high quality, even if it isn't a full sized gun. I made something similar to yours out of a some oxygen tank parts and it is the same way, really nicely machined brass and it just looks really cool. I have a tiny BP revolver in .22 caliber and it's about the smallest practical BP revolver you could make and it is made like a Swiss watch, really neat stuff.
     
  13. Jan 10, 2015 #13

    BillinOregon

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    A guy just needs a couple of those around the house.

    :applause:
     
  14. Jan 11, 2015 #14

    Grizzly Adams

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    I think anybody in their right mind would think to have a dozen or so of these strategically placed around there home for defensive purposes :wink:
     
  15. Jan 12, 2015 #15

    Rick Boylan

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    I'd sure enjoy seeing pictures of those. According to what I've read on this forum, it doesn't exist unless there are pictures. :haha:

    Please share.
     
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    Grizzly Adams

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    Sure thing, I'll try to find one of them when I get a chance :thumbsup:
     
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    tnpaw

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    Now that is nice! I been thinking of gettin one fer over a year! Might have to pull the strang on one! :thumbsup:
     
  18. Jan 13, 2015 #18

    Grizzly Adams

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    Here it is, really tarnished from firing and needing of the trunnion solder joint cleaned up. I have another barrel that I can polish up. It even has wheels for maximum mobility:thumbsup: I need to turn the threaded portion at the back down to a knob or something, it's pretty unsightly the way it is now. It's about 36 caliber and definitely lets you know when it goes off!
     
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    Rick Boylan

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    That's awesome. That's a keeper. :hatsoff:
     
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    Grizzly Adams

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    Many thanks :thumbsup: my neighbors own a medical respiratory company with tons of these things on outdated oxygen tanks, so I have the potential of having quite a few of these to defend the homestead :haha:
     

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