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MadScientist
September 7, 2001, 10:16 PM
at a recent machine gun shoot, some folks had small cannon and black powder mortars that they were shooting off (making everyone jump).

One fellow told me where you could get them but I've forgotten.

Anyone point me in the right direction?

I'm more interested in the mortars as I suspect they're more affordable.
Thanks

JAMES L.SMITH
September 7, 2001, 11:05 PM
Try FAC Wholesale 763-780-8780.They have 2 listed in ad in Gunlist(9-14) price $139.00 I think they have more in catalog

4V50 Gary
September 7, 2001, 11:48 PM
Dixie Gun Works (1-800-238-5785) also has 1/2, 1/4 cannons, full size mountain howitzers and Coehorn mortars.

esims
September 12, 2001, 05:59 AM
Try:

http://www.specialtymile.com/southbendreplicas/

http://www.cannon-mania.com/store-index.htm

I've visited South Bend Replicas and done business with Cannon Mania

Cap n ball
September 13, 2001, 09:14 AM
This may be unnecessary, (I hope!). I am a regular Civil War and Mexican war artillery re-enactor. My Battery has several original field pieces that we use. 12, 6 and 10 pounders. I most heartily reccommend that anyone who is interested in firing a piece get some proper instruction and training. We practice drill at least three times a month. I have seen some pretty bad accidents and near accidents happen. Of course, I know we are all experienced and careful munitions handlers and I mean no offense to anyone but please get trained on these things. I know of several occasions where, just to see what happens, fellows have actually loaded shot or concrete cylinders and fired them. In the case of the cylinders, the lighter weight and friable condition of concrete turned into what was for all purposes, a large shotgun effect that went much farther than the lake it was intended to hit and killed a cow and perforated the roof of a barn. To say that the farmer was ****** is an understatement. I know that sounds like a pretty dumb thing to do and it was, but cannons and black powder have a way of bringing out the dumb side of people.

MadScientist
September 13, 2001, 10:11 AM
understood.