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slim325 02-21-2012 02:59 PM

cannon
 
Can you build a cannon?Does this fall into the same category as other firearms?

hiwall 02-21-2012 03:47 PM

You can legally(federal law) build any size muzzle loading cannon.

c3shooter 02-21-2012 11:35 PM

As he said- you want a muzzle loader that uses loose powder and a cannon ball? Have at it.

You want to build a breech loader? Shoots cartridges? Larger than .50 inch bore diameter, you may be building a Destructive Device, which is regulated by the National Firearms Act much like machine guns.

But if you want to build a cannon that loads from the front end and fire bowling balls, go for it. Just stay away from airports- you do not want to come close to an airplane with a bowling ball.

slim325 02-21-2012 11:44 PM

Thanks that's what I thought but wasn't positive.Been wanting to build a golf ball cannon for awhile now.Yes I have knowledge in tool&die and welding.Need to do some more research yet.thankyou for the answers

hiwall 02-22-2012 01:03 PM

most cannon builders frown on welding.

md1911 02-22-2012 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter
As he said- you want a muzzle loader that uses loose powder and a cannon ball? Have at it.

You want to build a breech loader? Shoots cartridges? Larger than .50 inch bore diameter, you may be building a Destructive Device, which is regulated by the National Firearms Act much like machine guns.

But if you want to build a cannon that loads from the front end and fire bowling balls, go for it. Just stay away from airports- you do not want to come close to an airplane with a bowling ball.

A cannon that shoots bowling balls could be a lot of fun.

slim325 02-22-2012 02:51 PM

Only gonna welding hardware to mount


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