For years i've been building black powder guns and canons and since all the discussions on gun control, i decided to open a thread on the subject of
black powder Canons and share a few tips on the simplicity of manufacture and use
many years back everyone had always claimed that no one could legally own canons or even use them, and there really wasn't any articles about them, or
even possession of black powder, but as years went forwards and the internet came along, low and behold the world of canons opened up and brought with
It seems as if we American can build, own and operate any canon of any design or configuration, as long as it remains black powder and we don't use
modern primers to fire them or fire explosive artillery projectiles.
So now with that being said, you can just imagine the possibilities, especially in the fact that you can build breech loading Canons and even Canons
that fire cartridges and you will remain within the guidelines of the law, which for the most part isn't any
And did you also know you can legally possess up to 50 pounds of black powder per person? even as a felon?
Above are several views of a 62mm breech loading black powder Canon that i built, that actually shoots pool balls
its quite bad ass, with just
1200s grain of blackpowder, at 100 yards, i can push a pool ball clean through a car as if it was butter, and sometimes it doesn't even break the pool
ball, you could imagine if i was shooting conical steel projectiles from it, what the penetration power could be and what i could shoot through at the
same range and with a heavier powder charge.
Canons are simple things to make and are safe to shoot as long as you use the right materials, which i have found to be the best material, is either
hi pressure steam pipe or oil drilling pipe, preferably 3 1/2" inch, and always use the threaded male and female ends for the breech. Ive never had an
accident in over 500 discharges, you just have to be sure when you're welding to get deep penetration and stack your welds so there's some meat there
to ensure a positive hold
I love going to the salvage yards and just wander around and look for all the pre-made parts i can use to assemble them into cool looking weapons of
war. And to be quite honest you can make a pretty good living building them, you'd be surprised how much people will pay for a cool one...i sold this
one for $1500, ole man was looking for a yard ornament and didn't even care if it was real, drove up, ask me what i wanted for it and i told him the
price and he wrote me check right then and there, came back later with his truck and trailer and it was gone
Next i'm building a Tank
So does any of you guy's build or shoot Canons? or have cool pics or story's you'd like to share?
You know, if Unkle Sammy comes after your guns, you'd be wise to answer him with something larger
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