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    Canons?

    On one of my visits to a deerstalkers range I noticed big ball bearings lying around
    Huh?
    canonballs the fella reckoned.
    Canons?
    that sounds like great fun
    so who knows whats the deal?
    Thinking I need a canon now,too
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    I have a black powder Canon.....


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    Pocket sized ....

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    But don't let that fool you.
    Shoots 1/4 inch bearings and blasts a 3 foot long fireball out the barrel in the dark... great fun.
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    mates got a couple.I think one is made out of a section of bofors barrel golf balls fir nicely in it and they go for miles. the other one is a very short morter type thing that shoots coke cans filled with cement a very long way as well..have a look on yt at cannon 001 cannon 005 and cannon 009 and thats one of them i put up
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    In the hayday of Blackpowder shooting the big shoot at Wanganui used to open with a canon shoot, maybe 10 of them. All scaled versions but still quite terrifying. They used to register a good solid thump through the ground if you were nearby. I never knew where the safest place to stand was.

    The other biggie shoot used to be at Whangarei. One of the guys there had a half size replica of a Coehorn mortar. He fired tin cans out of it with explosive charges. Those Whangarei guys were mostly crazy,

    Bofors barrel canons were quite common.
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    This may well belong to someone on here? Absolutely immaculate machining and woodwork. 1/4 scale American civil war Whitworth cannon if memory serves me right.

    Half a Bofors barrel.

    Came to my farm for a shoot some years ago.

    Ka bloody boom

    Used the front end loader and metal detector to attempt to find the projos in the backstop. 10 foot in and no luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR500 View Post
    This may well belong to someone on here? Absolutely immaculate machining and woodwork. 1/4 scale American civil war Whitworth cannon if memory serves me right.

    Half a Bofors barrel.

    Came to my farm for a shoot some years ago.

    Ka bloody boom

    Used the front end loader and metal detector to attempt to find the projos in the backstop. 10 foot in and no luck!!!

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    That gun shoots at the deerstalkers range, on Antique arms cannon days.
    Anyone interested in Black powder or cannon, Gimmie a PM.
    Use enough gun

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    Excellent thread so far
    Use enough gun

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    Beginning of last year there was a guy at the range with a small cannon. I was standing way back when I recorded this (did not trust that the thing might explode). Was really beautifully made.

    https://youtu.be/1IlwgrS7F-4


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    I made a small naval cannon (1/4" bore) at high school and shot a hole completely through 3 walls and a door in our outside toilet and wash house. The olds thought it was a great lark until they saw the damage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by janleroux View Post
    Beginning of last year there was a guy at the range with a small cannon. I was standing way back when I recorded this (did not trust that the thing might explode). Was really beautifully made.

    https://youtu.be/1IlwgrS7F-4


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    "Age restricted video (requested by the uploader)"

    What a wet towel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    I made a small naval cannon (1/4" bore) at high school and shot a hole completely through 3 walls and a door in our outside toilet and wash house. The olds thought it was a great lark until they saw the damage!
    But the .25 is for girls... (<:

    Seeing such damage helps teach to always point firearms in a safe direction. People just don't realise the energy in some firearms when they shoot into a back stop. Or they may shoot an animal and not appreciate how much energy the projectile retains on exit.

    Back to model cannons and their no-FAL status. I have a repro medieval hand-cannon on a pole (aka "handgonne"). Takes .577 Minies. Just a fuse hole, not even a trigger like on an arquebus. Do I need to lock it up or could I hang it above my fireplace?
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    if its black and looks tactical you may have to hand it in
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    Greetings All,
    I have seen a cannon with a 1 inch bore. This works out roughly to 4 bore when talking of shotguns and smooth bore or early rifled guns shooting round balls weighing about 4 ounces. Samuel Baker had a double he used on elephants, he had a 2 bore as well I believe.
    Took a stupendous charge of black powder and the recoil must have been stupendous as well. Would have made a 460 Weatherby look like a .22 RF.
    Regards Grandpamac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    "Age restricted video (requested by the uploader)"

    What a wet towel.
    Probably best then to watch it with an adult if you could not access the content


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    But the .25 is for girls... (<:
    I should have mentioned that it was a proof load, the projectile was 1" of 1/4" Whit bolt wrapped in a a layer of toilet paper and the full Ballistite charges from 2x .303 blanks. Instead of running back on its little wheels, it just went end over end until it slammed into the workshop wall!

 

 

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