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frontiergander 03-11-2011 04:03 PM

My cannon
Built this many years ago, at least 7 or 8 years ago with my brother. Got the tubing from a steel shop and had them weld in a plug. We of course did the drilling for the 6-1mm #11 nipple. And then used a frame off an old log splitter that blew up. Welded up some support bars and made a hammer with a spring to fire the cap off. We later added the shield to it. Its pretty fun to take out shooting. I havent made a lead slug mold for it yet so we basically just wad up foil, a wood plug and either shoot that or add some ball bearings. I once loaded it up with BB shot and set up a target 60 yards away, wow! Talk about the ultimate shot gun LOL.

The original load was 350 grains pyrodex RS. If you think shooting a muzzle loader is expensive, upgrade to a cannon :shocking:

Caliber is 30mm

Hunting Man 03-11-2011 04:13 PM

pretty cool looking rig, maybe the log splitter blowing up was a bad thing??? :nerd: You like shooting/blowing things up it seems. Next we'll hear of C-4 experiments, Ha Ha. Just kidding again, pleas don't report on that. :shocking: Good thing you have lots of open space to shoot stuff in. You remind me of a TV program "sons of guns" or something like that. Looks like a godzilla snow blower in the back ground, you didn't put a V-8 in it did you?

frontiergander 03-11-2011 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by Hunting Man (Post 53647)
You remind me of a TV program "sons of guns" or something like that.

If i had their machinery and they had a feather up their rear ends, we'd both be tickled! LOL.

LOL yeah thats an old snow blower, a big heavy duty one we repaired for the neighbor.

daddus1 03-11-2011 06:26 PM

Hey FG,
Is that thing legal in your state? or only if you get caught! lol

frontiergander 03-11-2011 06:36 PM

black powder cannons are fine. Just a big expensive muzzle loader.

Theres a gunsmith not to far away that builds beer can cannons lol. they fill beer cans with cement and shoot them off.

buckfever 03-12-2011 08:09 PM

Ragheads shoot barrels that size off their shoulders...

Looks cool. I would enjoying rednecking around with that thing for awhile.

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