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Is this really legal to own without regstration?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by bushmaster1313, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. bushmaster1313

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    Is what really legal to own? I don't see a pic, or a link, or a description of anything.
     
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    Good point
    I revised to include link
     
  4. PTK

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    Yes. It's an antique, regulated the same as a pre-1899 single-shot rifle.
     
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    Legal in all states?
     
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    Hey guys, I just bought a 1.65" mountain rifle and I was wondering if it would be enough for whitetail?
     
  7. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    Nope, you need a 18 naval gun to humanly take a whitetail.
     
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    Federally, it is legal. Read your own state laws to find out that aspect - heck, for $35k investment, ask a lawyer in your state first. Not worth the risk.
     
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    FIVETWOSEVEN,

    The US Navy only had 16 inchers, the Japanese had 18 " guns. 2700 lbs. per projectile for heavy armament, and 6, 100 lb bags of powder to fire each one:eek:. Tad heavy for Whitetail, but moose might be alright.
     
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    Well you want to make sure its a humane kill don't you?
     
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    A 12# Howitser will hold 148 .69 cal lead balls and looks to nail deer just fine.

    http://www.buckstix.com/howitzer.htm
     
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    That depends. Iron sights or are you planning on using a scope? Out past 50-75 yards shot placement is going to be more important, what with the loss of velocity. You might want to step up to a magnum to be sure...
     
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    We're getting ready to make a few black powder golf ball mortars, and we'll have a prototype available for fondlage at our table A19 at Knob Creek... Lots of folks have reproduction cannons, etc...
     
  14. GoingQuiet

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    They had an episode of Pawn Stars with a cannon similar to this.

    If they bought it on national TV, its legal.
     
  15. Motega

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    This auction just made me choke up a little thinking about how much I love this country. This has to be one of the coolest toys I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing that link!
     
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    If you cut your load back to 5700 lbs, it will be fine for Whitetail hunting. I have cut it back 2600 lbs and hunted squirrel with My 16'' gun.
     
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    Take a big pot to cast very many of those projectiles...lol. Of course by the time it cooled enough to open the mold you could melt another couple pounds of lead...
     
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