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Old 03-02-2013, 01:11 AM   #21
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Here is a great video i found for the 37mm and the loads .
I bet that thing would be nasty with a #6 shot shell in it .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2U6O2l8HM0
So why would the 37mm rounds be DD's? couldnt the launcher be registered as a DD then theres no need to fill out a form for every round?
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the 37 rounds are not DD until they are over the allowed pwder charge or loaded with lethal or non lethal projectiles . You can register the launcher as a DD but I think you would be better off registering the 12ga adapter .
I have loaded some 26.5 shells with some pyro but I am too scared to fire them off or at least till I get over open water , they are ..... experimental rounds and I have no clue if they will go pop or boom or kaboom , my luck they would make it out of the tube and fall on the ground then ignite .
When I get some time I am going to get back into it and learn some proper load data and get a handfull of reloadable 37 cases .
I can buy 26.5 orange russian surplus smokers but they are boring , huge fire hazard and over 5.00 a shot .

They are not designed for high pressure rounds but mine is a B&D and is very stout , I would keep the 37's low but once I get the adapters in I would have no problem bumping up the pressures , I know the breech will hold just fine and the extra 1/2 in thick aluminum adapter ontop of the already stout barrel will hold up nice for what I would want to do with it

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I have one I bought years ago -- modeled after the old M79 "Thumper". When I bought it it was legal to purchase not only smoke rounds, but also "bird bombs" which were a sort of junior flash-bang round. They also made fletchette (sp?) rounds, bean bag rounds among other types.

My understanding is that most of these are now illegal to sell --I know the bean bag and fletchette rounds are, and I haven't seen bird bombs in a long time. There are places on the internet that sell components to make your own 37mm rounds, but before you do so check out what may or may not still be legal.

My "thumper" has been sitting unused for years; after reading this thread mebbe I should dig it out and try to locate some smoke and get ready for the 4th of july.

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www. americanspecialtyammo.com would be your best friend , I think he is a member on here too , go back a few pages and look . Talk to C3 about the bang end of the outfit

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