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Postby MadSmith » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:18 am

Got an interesting customer request for an 'anti-pirate' gun. Basically, a muzzle loading black powder pistol shotgun with a 2 inch bore...

Anybody got any info as to the legality of this thing? It's bigger than a 40mm grenade launcher! 8O

I assumed it would fall under NFA SBS rules but for the 'black powder' and 'muzzle loading' parts, and what I could find of CT statues regarding these were less than enlightening.

So, is a muzzle loading black powder blunderbus legal in CT, and if so, does it require SBS paperwork?



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Postby JohnFH » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:49 am

If it's muzzle loading pistol it's a muzzle loader, follow appropriate rules/laws, caliber doesn't change it's status.

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Postby GreggAndrews » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:00 pm

Therein lies the beauty of muzzleloading. NFA need not apply (however, I believe that they can still be AOW's, IIRC). :)

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You can buy this thing as if it were a piece of candy...

I'd think you're good to go. Black powder cannons are legal... :twisted:
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Postby JohnFH » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:54 pm

do not get me started on cannons :D

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Postby MadSmith » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:16 pm

This will quite literally *BE* a hand cannon.

Just want to make sure I don't wind up inadvertently in AOW territory..

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Postby JohnFH » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:52 pm

you did it, you got me started on cannons....

as long as you shove it all down the barrel all sorts of legal fun can be had, and Goex 2F smells sooo much better than substitutes :D :D

And the big cloud of white smoke, did I mention that? and and and........

if you load it with newspaper it makes confettie an lots of noise :)

see what happens when you get me started

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Postby GreggAndrews » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:15 pm

Hell, my friend's father builds cannons. He put together this little 1 pounder that will rattle the neighbor's of your neighbor's neighbor's house some three blocks away. :D

MadSmith, you are going to have fun with this build. As long as it's not disguised as anything else (perchance, to look like a pen, etc.), you should be OK.



as long as you shove it all down the barrel all sorts of legal fun can be had, and Goex 2F smells sooo much better than substitutes Very Happy Very Happy


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if you load it with newspaper it makes confettie an lots of noise Smile


Ditto with loosely balled up tinfoil. Except for some reason it turns it into a nice flamethrower. :lol:
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Postby hayes1966 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:55 pm

JohnFH wrote:do not get me started on cannons :D


There is a new show on the tv about some gunsmith, last night they started to build a bowling ball canon from an oxygen tank. I didn't see the final product but would be interested to hear if anyone here has a cannon.
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Postby SR9 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:24 am

Do these qualify as cannons?

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Postby GreggAndrews » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:10 pm

Ehhh... close enough I suppose.

Just needs to be louder... and more smokey. 8)
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