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h0use
01-24-2012, 1:48 PM
any of you guys into blackpowder cannons? like the kits made by traditions? or any others? was thinking of getting one and building it. maybe shoot it once or twice and then put it on my desk...

what do you guys think?

incredablehefey
01-24-2012, 2:08 PM
http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/1112/2012012414054282.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/819/2012012414054282.jpg/)

2 i made from scratch, one started life as rebar before i owned a lathe, the shiny one is about 4 months old

CSACANNONEER
01-24-2012, 2:12 PM
No, I've never considered shooting cannons before.:p Please, tell me more.

OK, I've got a few little toys but, it's far more fun to shoot cannons that won't fit on a desk. A lb of powder behind an 18lb bolt makes for a fun time.

h0use
01-24-2012, 2:16 PM
http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/1112/2012012414054282.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/819/2012012414054282.jpg/)

2 i made from scratch, one started life as rebar before i owned a lathe, the shiny one is about 4 months old

thoes look neat! is there a good site that sells kits to make a carriage and wooden wheels? or good sites for cannons?

Nathan Krynn
01-24-2012, 2:16 PM
No, I've never considered shooting cannons before.:p Please, tell me more.

OK, I've got a few little toys but, it's far more fun to shoot cannons that won't fit on a desk. A lb of powder behind an 18lb bolt makes for a fun time.

You crack me up.

Please tell me you have one of those short artillery swords and a Lemat. I have all ways wanted one.

If I could get my wife to dress up I would reenact in a heart beat, we have gone to a bunch and all ways have fun.

CSACANNONEER
01-24-2012, 2:53 PM
You crack me up.

Please tell me you have one of those short artillery swords and a Lemat. I have all ways wanted one.

If I could get my wife to dress up I would reenact in a heart beat, we have gone to a bunch and all ways have fun.

You mean a Conan sword? Yea, I bought a few swords off ebay for about $15 each years ago. So, I've got one but, I would NEVER carry it at a reenactment. Don't have a Lemat but, if I found one cheap, I might pick it up to play.

Grumpyoldretiredcop
01-24-2012, 3:14 PM
I have a Rodman replica, 1" bore. It's just a little too big to fit on my desk :D

incredablehefey
02-07-2012, 11:56 AM
thoes look neat! is there a good site that sells kits to make a carriage and wooden wheels? or good sites for cannons?
not that i know of... but there are plenty of resources with good ideas

Argonaut
02-07-2012, 1:03 PM
I have a replica mountain gun that we shoot aluminum beer cans filled with concrete partially set. When they hit the hill.......800 yards .....they make a visible puff.....The most fun you can have with clothes on.......It lives in the entry to my house......Also works well with a Canister filled with 00 buck

j411701
02-07-2012, 1:18 PM
Try
Dixie Gun Works
http://www.dixiegunworks.com/default.php?cPath=22_106

scrat
02-07-2012, 8:45 PM
ya well i have one of these lying around somewhere. one of the best darn things i had growing up.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-60mm-Big-Bang-Cannon-Cast-Iron-Toy-50-years-Old-Fully-Operational-/280820593725?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item416236343d