cannon

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by slim325, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. slim325

    slim325 New Member

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

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  4. slim325

    slim325 New Member

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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
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    most cannon builders frown on welding.
     
  6. md1911

    md1911 New Member

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    A cannon that shoots bowling balls could be a lot of fun.
     
  7. slim325

    slim325 New Member

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    Only gonna welding hardware to mount