Black powder mortar


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Dave Markowitz
July 2, 2013, 10:01 PM
I made a little noisemaker for the 4th on my mini-lathe. It is a little under 1" in diameter with a 3/8" bore and 1/8" touch hole for a fuse. The chunk of 4x4 is just to hold it vertically for firing blanks. I figure about 10 to 15 grains of powder and a wad should make a good bang. Bore length is 2-1/8".

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DoubleDeuce 1
July 2, 2013, 10:17 PM
Very cool:cool:

rcmodel
July 2, 2013, 10:20 PM
Yes it is.

I do believe though that I would have drilled the hole in the block angled off somewhat to keep the muzzle pointed away from me while lighting the fuse!

rc

GarySTL
July 2, 2013, 10:21 PM
Nice! I have a lathe, but it's for wood. I don't think that would work too well. Need to make one big enough to shoot golf balls.

Dave Markowitz
July 3, 2013, 04:21 PM
Here's a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UCOHHXIPEg

raa-7
July 3, 2013, 07:50 PM
That's pretty cool , I made one of those a few years ago out of a 1" x 4" piece of round stainless stock.I drilled about a .44 / .45 hole and a touch hole for small fuse. We put a little bp in it with a wad and lit the fuse and it was soo loud ! Alot of fun on the fourth :D :p

Dave Markowitz
July 3, 2013, 09:52 PM
Did some firing after it got dark tonight:

http://youtu.be/kjANyUH5RyE

Ratshooter
July 11, 2013, 01:43 PM
Scroll halfway down the page to the Coehorn Mortar cat hunt.

http://www.buckstix.com/

TheOld Man
July 12, 2013, 06:54 AM
Thanks for the link Ratshooter. I was looking for that to post but you beat me to it. :)

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