THE BLACK POWDER CANNON WEBSITE
                SCALE MODEL BLACK POWDER CANNONS & MORTARS. 
               GOLF BALL CANNONS & MORTARS,  SODA CAN MORTARS
              SALUTE CANNONS.                                        
  For ordering please contact me for availability and delivery schedule via phone or E-mail

PHONE NUMBER    PH#  610-469-9204          Phone hours:  9 am to 5 pm E.S.T. Monday - Friday
                                                                                                           9 am to 12 noon E.S.T. Saturday       
                                              
                                         Email address:  cannonfab@hotmail.com

                                      
                      Mailing address:              Dominick Carpenter
                                                                   P.O. Box 343
                                                                  Saint Peters,  Pa 19470



                                                       *NOTICE*
The items on this page are carefully built one at a time.  These items are not mass produced in large quantity and I operate strictly on a first come, first serve basis.  Because of the large variety of ordinance, I do not stock any inventory. Items are built to order and your order can usually be processed in one week. 

I will accept a check or money order as payment.  A check would have to clear first prior to shipping which could delay the shipment for up to 10 business days.   Do not delay in ordering as inventory can change due to material availability or unforeseen reasons.  Please contact me by phone or email for questions and current delivery schedule. 

All shipments F.O.B. Saint Peters PA.


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ORDERING INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
              



WEBSITE  UPDATED  5-28-2016

GOLF BALL MORTAR BARREL
Siege mortar [no reduced powder chamber]
        
ITEM # C-1
                                        

Bore size:  1-3/4"     

Barrel length:  OAL 5-1/2"   2-1/4"  barrel diameter.      

Heavy steel construction.        Loading & Firing instructions included.

Painted  flat  black.
     Bed plans included.         
                                                                   
                                                      
                                               PRICE   $ 55


$14 shipping by priority mail

SODA CAN / TENNIS BALL  MORTAR BARREL
Siege mortar [no reduced powder chamber]
         
ITEM # C-2
                                         

Bore size:  2-3/4"  

Barrel length:  OAL 7"   3-1/2"  barrel diameter.      

Heavy steel construction.        Firing instructions included.

Painted  flat  black.
     Bed plans included.         
                                                                   
                                                      
                                               PRICE   $ 110


$14 shipping by priority mail


Shown in the photos above is the type of mortar bed that the plans would help you build.  The wood used is either oak or poplar and is available from Lowe's.  Add $2 to the price of the barrel for two trunnion strap blanks. MORTAR BED NOT INCLUDED.
This mortar barrel is a shorter version of the barrel shown in American Frontiersman magazine, winter 2016  issue #205.  Click HERE for the feature article.
                                                                                                    NOTICE:
Shooting black powder artillery of any size is inherently dangerous. All black powder products we sell are meant for  recreational and display use only. Our cannons should always be used under the supervision of an adult who is         knowledgable in the use of black powder ordinances. Misuse of any cannon or mortar may result in serious injury or death. The builder of these products will not accept any responsibility for any misuse, tampering, or unlawful acts in  the use of our products. Check your state and local laws before purchasing.
                            BLACK POWDER VS. BLACK POWDER SUBSTITUTE.   WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Cannons and mortars will generally perform best with real black powder or "BP".  The most popular is Goex brand
which is usually sold in one pound steel cans for about $30.  Other brands of black powder include Elephant, Swiss, Schuetzen, KIK and Olde Eynsford.  Real BP is also manufactured in five popular grain sizes from coarse to fine. These are Cannon grade, Fg, FFg, FFFG,  FFFFG.  BP has a very fast burn rate which is why it works well in mortars and other short barrel ordinance.  This fast burn rate will cause the powder to completely consume before the projectile has a chance to exit the bore.   BP is also classified as an explosive and because of this classification, some gun stores and retailers will not carry it due to the extra requirements for commercial storage and resale.  The other alternative is to purchase it online.  Most online retailers will have a minimum order requirement, usually 5 pounds but the cost is generally less per pound than a local retail store. 

There is an another classification of black powder known as black powder substitutes.  The two most popular brands are  Pyrodex & Triple 7 with grain sizes of "RS" for rifle/shotgun and "P" for pistol. This powder is classified as a propellant and is carried by most gun store retailers.  I even seen this type of powder in Walmart during muzzle loader hunting season.  It has a very similar burn rate to smokeless powders in that it burns much slower than real black powder.  This slow burn will launch the projectile out of the barrel with only a fraction of the charge and continue to burn the remainder of its charge after the projectile left the bore.  The result is typically a maximum range of about 25 to 50 feet in a mortar compared to 200 + yards with real BP or a poof vs. a boom in a salute cannon.

If you want to see a video comparison of the two powders side by side,  Youtube search for "Black powder Vs. Pyrodex" or "Black powder vs.  smokeless".
FOR BLACK POWDER CONTACT:        http://www.powderinc.com/
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  GOLF BALL THUNDER MUG    ITEM # C-4   Bore size:  1-3/4"      Height:  8- 1/2"       2-3/4"  barrel diameter.     

Heavy steel construction.      Firing instructions included.      Painted  flat  black.           EXTREMELY LOUD!!!

Has a shrink fit & welded breech plug and 1/2" thick base plate. 
                                                 PRICE   $ 125         

$14 shipping by priority mail

NEWS:  I'm happy to say I'm entering my 11th year of full time cannon building. With the endless variety of artillery pieces that history has to offer, finding interesting types of ordnance to build is never a problem.  This month of May, I'm working on completing a half scale Model 1897 French 75.  With this being said, I'll be back to offering more items on a regular basis.  Cannon barrels are back!  A newly designed Howitzer barrel    is listed below.  This design uses a extra heavy wall tube for the barrel with spacer rings centering it in a larger outer tube.  (See below)  World War 2 Howitzers are currently being re-designed and will be available soon.  Golf ball thunder mugs!  They are being built!

Also, there are a few used cannon models available for sale.  These are one of a kind.  Watch for new fabrication  &  shooting  videos.
Half Scale French 75
Full scale Howitzer barrel
Shown in the photos above is the type of mortar bed that the plans would help you build.  2 x 4 lumber is used for this project.  Add $3 to the price of the barrel for two trunnion strap blanks. MORTAR BED NOT INCLUDED.

GOLF BALL CANNON BARREL
         
ITEM # C-5
                                         

Bore size:  1-3/4"  

Barrel length:  OAL 19"      2-3/4"  barrel diameter.      

Heavy steel construction.        Firing instructions included.

Painted  flat  black.
               
                                                                   
                                                      
                                               PRICE   $ 250


GOLF BALL CANNON BARREL
Pack Parrott rifle style
         
ITEM # C-6
                                         

Bore size:  1-3/4"  

Barrel length:  OAL 19"      2-3/4"  barrel diameter.

3-1/2" diameter breech band.      

Heavy steel construction.        Firing instructions included.

Painted  flat  black.
               
                                                                   
                                                      
                                               PRICE   $ 325


GOLF BALL CANNON BARREL   Dahlgren boat Howitzer style.
Mount & elevation screw included.
         
ITEM # C-7
                 Bore size:  1-3/4"      Barrel length:  OAL 19"      2-3/4"  barrel diameter.      

Heavy steel construction.        Firing instructions included.    Painted  antique bronze.         PRICE   $ 350                                                                                                                            
                                             

CUSTOM SIZE HOWITZER BARRELS    Prices starting at $200
from 75 caliber to soda can bore. Call or email for price quote
          
Full scale soda can Howitzer
75 caliber Howitzer

REPLICA MEDIEVAL BREECH LOADING
  SWIVEL CANNON        
                                        

Bore size:  3/4"     75 caliber  

Barrel length:  OAL 15-1/2"      Overall length:  20-1/2"      

Heavy steel construction.        Firing instructions included.

3 Breech mugs included.     Painted  flat  black.
               
                                                                   
                                                      
                                               PRICE   $ 250


Other size barrels available in this style.


USED CANNONS & ONE OF A KIND INVENTORY

Below are used cannons & mortars & other cannons / mortars that were recently built but will not go into production.

WW-2 FIELD HOWITZER [Golf Ball Bore]    Bore size: 1-3/4       Barrel length:  OAL 7"     2-1/4"  barrel diameter.      

Heavy steel construction.  Steel wheels & solid  tires     Firing instructions included.      Adjustable elevation

Only one in stock...                                                                        
                                              PRICE   $ 130

CIVIL WAR REPLICA MODEL 1839,
24 POUNDER SIEGE CANNON & LIMBER
        
                                        

Bore size: 5/8"  62 Caliber     

Barrel length:  OAL 12"     2"  barrel diameter.      

Firing instructions included.
         

This is a very unique working  model cannon.
Well detailed.   

Only one available                                                                                                                            
                                               PRICE   $ 750

Email me for more photos.

CIVIL WAR REPLICA MODEL 1841,
6 POUNDER FIELD CANNON
     Brass barrel
        
                                        

Bore size: 7/8"  87 Caliber     

Barrel length:  OAL 16-1/2"     14" wheels

33" overall length.
        

Very nice  model cannon.  Well detailed.   

Only one available                                                                     
                                                      
                                               PRICE   $ 800

Email me for more photos.

CIVIL WAR REPLICA 9" DAHLGREN NAVAL GUN MOUNTED ON NAVAL CARRIAGE
        
                                        

Bore size: 1"  Early South Bend Replica's barrel    

Barrel length:  OAL 19"     4"  barrel diameter. 

Will sell barrel or carriage separately.
         


Only one available                                                                     
                                                      
                                               PRICE   $ 1100

Email me for more photos.

Video HERE
2 Customer videos:   click     HERE   &    HERE       
Video  HERE
HANDGONNES & SWIVEL CANNONS AVAILABLE
Free plans for barrel shooting & display stand available upon request.
Free plans for barrel shooting & display stand available upon request.
Soda can Howitzer barrel on customer's custom built field carriage.