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#1 sakorick


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:19 PM

Newbie here. I bought a Black powder cannon and need some help. It arrived with no flash hole. The canon's barrel is 29.5 inches to the rear seam has a 1.5 inch bore and the bore length is 28 inches. How far forward of the end should the flash hole go and what should be the diameter....5/16?? Any help appreciated. Rick.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:04 PM

If I was in that situation I would contact the seller of the cannon and try to get the help needed from the builder of the barrel.They are the ones who build it in the first place and should know where to place the flash hold and the diameter of of it as well. That is all I call say about it at this time. See if that works..............................................Pat

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:47 AM

Contact the maker of the barrel, it may be designed for firing or it may be designed as a NON firing garden ornament.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:52 PM

Go to graybeards outdoor/ black powder. They know anything you want to know about cannons.
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Posted 30 March 2020 - 02:36 AM

Contact the manufacturer or those who have already used exactly the same models.

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 08:07 AM

My bet..if it came without the hole, don’t put one in and fire it. It was not made to fire.

I like smoke! On food or in the air equally well.

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