THE BLACK POWDER MORTAR & CANNON WEBSITE
WEBSITE  UPDATED  4-28-2017
Website is updated often with new items.
Building cannon & mortars since 2005


NEWS:

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Replica WW-2  Cannon
Custom build

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HERE for video
Replica WW-2 Howitzer

All steel construction
Fun to shoot!

PRICE: 
Golf ball size         $250
Billiard ball size    $265   

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Replica WW-2 Stokes Mortar

All steel construction
Fun to shoot!

PRICE: 
Golf ball size         $275
 

Video coming soon

 
     
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 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.  smokeless".
TO PURCHASE REAL BLACK POWDER CONTACT:         www.powderinc.com
                                                        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 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 purchasing.

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