THE BLACK POWDER CANNON WEBSITE
                SCALE MODEL BLACK POWDER CANNONS & MORTARS. 
               GOLF BALL CANNONS & MORTARS,  SODA CAN MORTARS
                 WW-2 STYLE HOWITZERS                                          
  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. The items are built to order and your order can usually be processed within two weeks.  Large items or a large quantity order may take longer.  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 15 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. 


PRIVACY POLICY NOTICE:   WE DO NOT SHARE ANY INFORMATION WE GET FROM YOU WITH ANYONE!  
ORDERING INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
               ALL ITEMS BUILT TO ORDER
                                                                                                    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.


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                            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".
  FLAT BASE SODA CAN/TENNIS BALL  MORTAR     ITEM # A-5                                         

Bore size:  2-3/4"   NO POWDER CHAMBER                                USES 480 GRAINS OF FFg. 

Barrel length:  OAL 9"   3-1/2"  barrel diameter.       Heavy steel construction.        Firing instructions included.

Painted  flat  black.
               
                                   
       PRICE   $ 170                                  $12 shipping by priority mail
CAP LOCK percussion hammer FIRING SYSTEM           ITEM # 8
                          Use with 22 caliber blanks.                                         

Welded to your mortar or cannon barrel.      Add to price of barrel...        PRICE   $ 40

[22 caliber nail gun [ramset] blanks will work.  Available at Lowes or Home Depot or other hardware store.]                                                                                                                         
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LONG BARREL FLAT BASE GOLF BALL MORTAR
         
ITEM # A-4
                                         

Bore size:  1-3/4"  
NO POWDER CHAMBER

USES 240 GRAINS OF FFg. 

Barrel length:  OAL 13"   2-1/4"  barrel diameter.      

Heavy steel construction.        Firing instructions included.

Painted  flat  black.
               
                                                                   
                                                      
                                               PRICE   $ 105


$12 shipping by priority mail
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BLACK POWDER*

Shown with optional cap lock ignition.
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
FLAT BASE GOLF BALL MORTAR
         
ITEM # A-3
                                          

Bore size:  1-3/4"   NO POWDER CHAMBER

USES 240 GRAINS OF FFg. 

Barrel length:  OAL 6"   2-1/4"  barrel diameter.      

Heavy steel construction.        Firing instructions included.

Painted  flat  black.
               
                                                                   
                                                      
                                               PRICE   $ 80


$12 shipping by priority mail
GOLF BALL MORTAR BARREL
         
ITEM # A-1
                                        

Bore size:  1-3/4"   NO POWDER CHAMBER

USES 240 GRAINS OF FFg.  Video coming soon!

Barrel length:  OAL 6"   2-1/4"  barrel diameter.      

Heavy steel construction.        Firing instructions included.

Painted  flat  black.
     Bed plans included.         
                                                                   
                                                      
                                               PRICE   $ 60


$12 shipping by priority mail
SODA CAN / TENNIS BALL  MORTAR BARREL
         
ITEM # A-2
                                         

Bore size:  2-3/4"  
NO POWDER CHAMBER

USES 360 GRAINS OF FFg.  Video coming soon!

Will fire a cement filled soda can well past 300 yds!


Barrel length:  OAL 9"   3-1/2"  barrel diameter.      

Heavy steel construction.        Firing instructions included.

Painted  flat  black.
     Bed plans included.         
                                                                   
                                                      
                                               PRICE   $ 140


$12 shipping by priority mail

HOW TO MAKE LOADING & CLEANING TOOLS.            Click HERE for video
CANNON 101
FOR BLACK POWDER OR  CANNON FUSE CONTACT:        www.powderinc.com

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New loading video on the way
Click  HERE for how to build a mortar bed video
SHOWN WITH OPTIONAL CAPLOCK FIRING SYSTEM