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Salute Cannons

gregoryhart1gregoryhart1 Member Posts: 518 ✭✭✭
Anybody else here into them?
I have a pair that I built, one uses a fuse & the other a lock assembly that uses a #209 cap to set off the charge.
Both have a bore of 1-1/4 in and use two coffee scoops of FFFg Pyrodex and plenty of paper wadding. I've found that the tighter I pack the Pyroday the bigger the bang.
GH1[:)]

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  • martinicadetmartinicadet Member Posts: 273 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have a winchester 10ga which is very loud. I also built a civil war dictator 1" bore mortar and a modern looking mortar that shoots juice cans, it's a crowd pleaser. I would be interested in seeing photos of your 209 system. I have a 20mm cannon bbl for my next project. Don
  • ZinderblocZinderbloc Member Posts: 925 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    +1 on the Winchester 10 gauge. Unbelieveable how loud that short barrel can be. We ended up loading our own 10 ga. shells with blackpowder just to keep the windows from shaking.
  • team roper ozzyteam roper ozzy Member Posts: 411 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    dont make salute cannons but i do make golf ball mortar's..lost my cannon casting abilities a few years ago so now i make my toys on metal lathes and bridgports[:D]
  • gregoryhart1gregoryhart1 Member Posts: 518 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Nothing wrong with a golf ball mortar. Unfortunately mine isn't quite large enough for a golf ball. What kind of range do you get out of it?
    GH1[:)]
  • mjgcarpentermjgcarpenter Member Posts: 245 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    would love to see some plans for a cannon....I would like to buy a black powder pistol is why I was looking on this forum but making my own cannon would be cool. Machinist here as well....any advice on amount of powder to use would be helpful....I'm black powder ingorant.....thanks
  • team roper ozzyteam roper ozzy Member Posts: 411 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    i run appro 120 grains of 3f and get a distance of 250-300 yards with a 45 degree angle.i run a heavy patch for compression but with a short tube length you do get a real nice muzzle flash that looks great at night.....,,,i just throw the steel on the lathe and face off bothe ends and clean up the sides..from there i run a 1/2 inch drill after using a center drill to locate the hole 1st...i go approx 6 inches deep for a powder chamber ..then step up the diameter of the drills till i can get a small dia boring bar to feed into the stock..i can email you a photo of my work if you drop me a line at [email protected] i get the bore done i turn the stock and do a step reduction on the rear..then i put it on the bridgeport with either a one inch hawger bit from the side or from the rear face i use a one inch ball end mill to cut the slot for the trunnion...use a 1 inch tool steel bar..weld on all touching parts and put in your touch hole and your good to go
  • gregoryhart1gregoryhart1 Member Posts: 518 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    So after all the machining is done, what size bore are we talking about?
    GH1[:)]
  • team roper ozzyteam roper ozzy Member Posts: 411 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    depends on what you want to fly out as ammo...6 inch diameter stock i would not object to making the bore the size of a pop can diameter..jen..i sent u a pic tonight if you read this post..if anybody can post a pic for me i will send one off ..email me at [email protected] and i will forward it on...i mess up trying to post photo's[:(!][:D]
  • gregoryhart1gregoryhart1 Member Posts: 518 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I didn't see the pic, where is it?
    GH1[:)]
  • team roper ozzyteam roper ozzy Member Posts: 411 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    greg..send me an email at the listed email and i will send u back the photo
  • gregoryhart1gregoryhart1 Member Posts: 518 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by team roper ozzy
    greg..send me an email at the listed email and i will send u back the photo


    I sent the pics 7:03 pm CST Thursday.
    GH1[:)]
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