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New gun on the way!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by critter, May 2, 2012.

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  1. critter

    critter Member

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    Well, it IS a 'gun'. A cannon! Well, just a little cannon, but it IS a cannon. Small field piece in a kit. It can be shot if I want when done. We'll see. Anybody have any experience with these things?
     
  2. TurtlePhish

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    They're loud and make a lot of smoke. And they're fun. :D

    I made this one, it shoots .177 BBs and makes a little *pop* and teeny smoke cloud.

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  3. critter

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    Cute lil dude!
     
  4. walker944

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    Okay, the little pile of BBs is just funny as hell!! :)
     
  5. SleazyRider

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    Is that black powder, TurtlePhish?
     
  6. MTD

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    Please pop a few rounds and put the action on YouTube!
     
  7. Hunterdad

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    That's great! Mind telling us where u got it?
     
  8. TurtlePhish

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    Yup, 4-5 grains of FFFFG.

    No YouTube account :p

    Turned it from some 3/4" brass round bar, made the carriage with a bandsaw, belt sander, and mill. Brass is kind of a PITA to turn.

    Sorry for the accidental threadjack, critter!
     
  9. critter

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    No problem. Looks like a fun passtime. Bought mine in kit form from Dixie GW.
     
  10. SleazyRider

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    Did you drill and ream the barrel, or just drill it? What inner diameter? Inquiring minds want to know! :D
     
  11. TurtlePhish

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    Just drilled while it was on the lathe with a 0.184" (I think) bit. The BB alone falls right in and rolls right out, but if I patch with a piece of paper it's a great fit.
     
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    How many pages in the phone book will it puntcure. May be good for getting rid of unwanted critters with no bb.
     
  13. firesky101

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    Reminds me I need to put mine back together. I blew the barrel off the carriage of my .58 caliber cannon yesterday. Sure was fun though.
     
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    What a great thread! I have never considered this as a project. My new winter project. Thanks for the education. Love those bb's.... too funny
     
  15. foghornl

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    Neat looking cannon. Did you "Super-Glue' those BB's together?
     
  16. TurtlePhish

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    Nah, just stacked. The bottom layer is held in place by some putty.
     
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