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Old 02-21-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Can you build a cannon?Does this fall into the same category as other firearms?


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Old 02-21-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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You can legally(federal law) build any size muzzle loading cannon.


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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.
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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
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most cannon builders frown on welding.
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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.
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Only gonna welding hardware to mount


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