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MORTAR & CANNON WEBSITE
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All steel construction
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Golf ball size $250
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Replica WW-2 Stokes Mortar
All steel construction
Golf ball size
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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 plastic bottles 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.
PURCHASE REAL BLACK POWDER CONTACT: www.powderinc.com
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 ordnances. 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
For ordering please contact me for availability and delivery schedule via phone
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.
Peters, Pa 19470
The items above are a small
sampling of the different type of ordnance I have built in the
past. Please contact me for availability and
schedule. I will accept a check or money order as payment. A check
would have to clear first prior to shipping. Please contact me by phone or
email for questions.
I do not insure any packages above the standard
amount added by the shipping Company.
If you want additional insurance,
please request it upon ordering the item.
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Saint Peters PA.
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