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Anyone know a good place to get a decent priced signal cannon for a my sailboat? I don't really want to spend over $500 for one and would prefer a swivel mount over an under carriage. Anyone? Also are these legal on the water as long as you shoot blanks?

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I have my Grandfather's 10 gauge signal cannon in my hallway facing out a window. He passed over 30 years ago. I'll never forget him and see it every night when I come home.

I would sell it for 20 billion dollars.
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There is a marine foundry near Port Townsend Wash. A fine selection of cast cannons but I don't think you can buy one you'd be proud off for 500. Mine is carriage style thru a gun port with a 100 caliber bore I collected scrap gun metal bronze valves and had it cast .Since I'm big on recycle I only fire toilet paper with black powder charge. Over 40 bucks a month for powder. It's a business expense. Part of the shtick on the tallship Thane
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these folks have an ad in Good Old Boat RBG Cannons
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There is a marine foundry near Port Townsend Wash. A fine selection of cast cannons but I don't think you can buy one you'd be proud off for 500. Mine is carriage style thru a gun port with a 100 caliber bore I collected scrap gun metal bronze valves and had it cast .Since I'm big on recycle I only fire toilet paper with black powder charge. Over 40 bucks a month for powder. It's a business expense. Part of the shtick on the tallship Thane
I'd love to see a pic.

I bought a cannon off ebay back before it was banned. I had to drill the touch hole myself, as well as build the carriage. It's got a 1" bore.

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nOwOrries There are several vids and shots on facebook. I'm computer challenged but you can get there thru my home page at threehoursail.com .1 inch=100 caliber .I tried to find out its range firing flashlight dry cells but they just vaporized and I gave up.
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