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Black Powder Golf Ball Mortar
Black Powder Golf Ball Mortar

Black Powder Golf Ball Mortar

Barrel Length: 5-1/2"
Bore Size: 1-3/4" (Golf Ball)
Maximum Charge: 125 Grains ffG (8 grams)
Weight: 6-1/2 Pounds
Barrel adjusts and locks at any angle.
Base plate has holes for optional mounting.

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Price: $89.00

WARNING: Loading and firing cannons is a highly dangerous activity and can likely result in death, dismemberment or a serious injury if caution is not observed.  Structural integrity of the barrel, powder charge preparation, premature discharge as a result of burning embers remaining in the barrel from the previous cannon fire and other unforeseen and unanticipated conditions may contribute to accidents, serious injury and or death. 

 

DO NOT RELY ONLY ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HERE TO PROTECT YOU FROM THE DANGERS OF ENGAGING IN THE LOADING OR FIRING OF ARTILLERY.   USE COMMON SENSE!                            

                                     

MORTAR SAFETY WARNINGS:

 

USE BLACK POWDER ONLY.  NEVER USE SMOKELESS POWDER.  [Smokeless powders are also black in color]

 

NEVER GET IN FRONT OF THE BARREL NOR LET ANYONE PASS IN FRONT DURING LOADING AND FIRING PROCEDURES.  THIS INCLUDES ANY BODY PARTS.  IE; ARMS, LEGS, EYES OR FACE ETC.

 

WEAR SAFETY GLASSES, EAR PROTECTION AND HEAVY GLOVES.

 

NEVER POUR POWDER DIRECTLY INTO THE BARREL DIRECTLY FROM THE POWDER CONTAINER.  SECURE LID TIGHTLY AFTER EACH USE.

 

RETREAT 25 FEET OR MORE AWAY FROM CANNON AFTER LIGHTING FUSE.

 

WAIT AT LEAST 5 MINUTES BETWEEN RELOADING.

                                                            

LOADING AND FIRING PROCEDURE:

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

1. Two bore cleaning brushes or swabs [dry & damp] . 

2. Rammer  [wood dowel]

3. Bucket of water

4. Safety glasses, ear protection and gloves. 

5. Powder measuring device. (Scale)

6. Pipe cleaners. 

 

Though a small mortar may appear like a toy; as with any firearm, treat with the utmost of respect.

ALWAYS check field of range prior to loading and firing for any person(s), animals or other objects to prevent accidental injury or damage.

 

1.INSPECT THE BARREL & WET SPONGE THE BORE

Inspect the barrel to insure it’s clean, dry and empty.  If recently fired, wait several minutes before loading and firing again.  It is best to "swab” the bore and the powder chamber with a damp swab or brush.  Clean the vent hole with a damp pipe cleaner. 

 

2. DRY SPONGE THE BORE

After wet sponge, the same procedure is used with the dry sponge.  The dry sponge is cleaned and dried off periodically.  The purpose of the dry sponge is to remove excess moisture from the bore and chamber.  If water is left in the bore, it may cause incomplete burning of the powder charge, leaving dangerously glowing residue.  With the flashlight, check to see if the bore and vent is clean and dry.  If not, repeat step 1.

You want to be 100% sure no live embers are in the barrel before loading it again.             

 

3. INSERT FUSE

Insert a 3” to 6” piece of fuse all the way into the vent hole. 3/32 American Visco or 3mm Chinese Visco works best. CAUTION:  Hot debris is apt to be blown out of the vent hole on discharge.  Keep yourself and spectators clear of the vent blast area near the mortar.  A fuse ignition is often the source of misfires and ignition delay, which may provide opportunity for children, pets, photographers, or others to advance beyond the safety zone.  Keep control of your area.  It is recommended to test burn a length of fuse to determine the burn rate.

 

4. MEASURE POWDER

Measure the correct amount of black powder based on the size of the powder chamber or bore of the mortar. Six to Seven Grams or 90 to 115 Grains is adequate. Eight Grams or 125 Grains is the Maximum Load. Never use more than the maximum recommended load. Cannon grade, Fg, FFg,or FFFG all work fine.  Synthetic black powders work fine as well.  SECURE LID ON CAN AFTER EACH USE AND KEEP IT A SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE CANNON.  NO SMOKING!!!!

 

5. LOAD POWDER

With the mortar barrel vertical and with a piece of paper folded into a "v” place powder onto the paper from the measuring device and pour powder into the powder chamber.  Tamp the powder into the powder chamber using the appropriate sized wooden dowel.  NEVER USE A STEEL RAMMER OR ANYTHING ELSE THE MIGHT CREATE A SPARK. NEVER PUT YOUR HAND OVER THE END OF THE RAMMER.

 

 

6. FIRE THE MORTAR

Check around the mortar making certain it is clear.  ANNOUNCE that it is to be fired.  Light the fuse and retreat.  A 6” fuse gives you about 10 seconds to get away.

                                   

 

 

MISFIRES

If the fuse ignites and the mortar fails to fire, wait 3 minutes before approaching.  When 3 minutes has elapsed, position yourself so you are away from the vent blast area and the muzzle.  Clear the vent with an aluminum or brass gimlet.  (A gimlet is an aluminum or brass wire for clearing the vent.) Re-insert fuse and follow procedure # 6

 

If three attempts fail to fire, flood the bore and the vent with water and pour out the contents allowing the wet powder to slide from the barrel.  Then reload starting from procedure #1.                                    

 

CLEANING THE MORTAR

                                                

Fill a bucket with very hot soapy water.  Dishwashing detergent works best.

Pour water directly into the barrel and vigorously scrub the bore with a cleaning brush.  Repeat until bore is clear of any residue.  Clean vent with pipe cleaner.

Rinse with hot water.  (The hot water evaporates quickly and simplifies the drying procedure.

Dry the bore with a dry cloth.  Dry the vent hole with a clean dry pipe cleaner.

Oil the bore with WD-40 spray.  Use generously and spray into the vent hole.  For long term storage [longer than one week] use automotive motor oil to coat the bore and vent hole with a generous heavy coat.  Note: WD-40 or some other sprays will evaporate over a period of time, which can allow the bore to rust.

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"Awesome!"

JpButterworth on 12/10/2013 8:08:11 PM

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"This thing is so awesome and fun, I've already told all my friends that they need to get one. Havent laughed that hard in a long time"

jared on 11/4/2013 10:50:31 AM

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"Makes a old man feel young again.Thank you cannonfuse.com for sending the E-Mail that the cannon was instock again,I was thinking it wasnt ever gona be back instock. I have been enjoying this cannon so much.The wife thinks its crazy to be spending the money,This cannon is worth every penny,I might just get another one.Puts a smile on my face each time it goes bang,well worth the fun for the little extra money.Life is to short to not having so much fum."

Tom K on 9/1/2012 10:01:42 PM

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"OMG This is the first mortar I have had. Had firecracker cannons and report cannons but this is Awesome. I had no idea, so I thought I would start with about half a load of powder about 65 grains, Shot it of,f the freaking ball dissapeared, no idea how far it went lol good thing I was in the field behind the house. This thing rocks."

Tom on 8/19/2012 9:29:54 AM

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"Very well made! Makes a good bang. Would recommend this to anyone well worth the money!"

Rick O on 6/23/2012 11:50:40 AM

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"Very high quality mortar. Had a little rust inside of the bore when it came, but nothing a little gun solvent can't fix. Fires great."

Johnny on 6/12/2012 12:40:05 PM

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"Very nice and good quality"

Nick DeBoer on 7/2/2011 6:03:16 PM

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"I am really impressed with the quality and detailed workmanship this golf ball mortar possesses. It really rocks and in my humble opinion would make Rambo smile. I am still working on my loads (of course start small) and we enjoytaking our turns on hitting a 1'x1' steel plate 100 yards out. This is not that hard to do. I made a concrete base with steel bolts using a shoe box as a mold. This worked very well. GOOD JOB CANNON FUSE.COM!!!"

fred hildesheim on 6/12/2011 10:52:12 AM

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