GUN so i'm interested in building a mortar...

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  1. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    ...how would one go about this legally?

    do i need a class III mfg's license? do i need to register it as a destructive device and pay an appropriate tax/fee?

    i want to build something with around a 2-4" smoothbore inner diameter tube, powder charged and can shoot a non-explosive projectile such as a molded concrete ball or slug.
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    Why build a powder charged morter when you can build a propane powered potato gun?
     
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    eWRXshun hai

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    because i'm looking for something with which i can shoot a 7lb concrete block 1000yds.
     
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    Okay, stupid question here.

    Why do you need to send a 7lb concrete block (if I have my math right) half a mile?
     
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    eWRXshun hai

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    its closer to 3/5ths of a mile and why do you buy guns?

    because you want to.

    i want to.

    i want to build something from scratch and have it work.

    1000yds with the right trajectory and a set, measured charge. i'd probably only use it for 3-500 yds. i just want to be able to stretch out if i have the land to go that far.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    powder charge makes me think there will probably be some sort of fee involved... I would agree with 01 go with something more along the lines of a potato gun and avoid the fees.
     
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    Naah, I understand, I just don't have anyplace where I could even fire something going that distance.
    Do you have a range, or just private property. I'm trying to find people around me with private land to shoot on, just to get past some of the stupid rules at some of the ranges around here.
     
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    eWRXshun hai

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    range i belong to has a 600 yd firing line w/ a big pile of land behind it.
     
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    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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    You can bring homemade mortars to the range? :eek3:
     
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    nothing on the rules that says you can't. just no .50 BMG :mamoru:
     
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    600 yard range and they don't allow .50 BMG!? :ugh: That's just not right. I say let it rain concrete!

    And don't forget the range report (if you survive)
     
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    well, they do have bowling ball mortars, so probably that but scaled down *shrugs*
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    good luck...! if you actually get around to it, get urself a blog site and post progess!!! :x:
     
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    there was a post a while back, maybe on another forum, about a dude who built a bowling ball mortar, using black powder as the charge. Sent a bowling ball a few hundred yards if i remember, I think the distance you're trying to achieve is going to get prohibitively/dangerously expensive... i'd shoot for 300 yds.

    unless you're thinking more along the lines of a cannon which has a flatter trajectory, and thicker barrel, then i'd say 1000yds would be possible,

    ... and just curious, how do you plan on sending a square projectile out of a moartar?
     
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    when i say concrete block, i mean cylinder. something like a slim jim can made of quickrete.
     
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    As long as it:
    a. loads from the front
    b. is smooth bore

    You can build it, own it and shoot it with no permit or paperwork.
     
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    sabot rounds ftw
     
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    potato cannon ftw
     
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    i'd probably use some sort of sabot, i'm just interested in making a cylindrilical shaped projectile, something i can mold in a PVC pipe and just drop in.
     
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    already have one ftl.
    not reading the thread ftl.
    wanting to do something new and suggesting something else ftl.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    A friend and I made a potato gun fitted to shoot golfballs, used an air compressor to power it. It'll launch 400-500 yards.
     
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    david_4x4 New Member

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    Only problem I would see is for it to be legal and no paper work. It would have to be something based off a pre 1899 design.
     
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    well, it cant be to hard to make a sabot, can it? just need a couple pieces of wood and than an arrow shaped projectile....hell, I could design it in my sleep.
     
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    kekeke i want a mortar, not a potato cannon.

    the golf ball thing sounds cool, though. i just don't visualize one crashing through a car roof at 300 yds.
     
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    i didn't say it'd be difficult.

    i'm asking for rules and regulations on something like this, i already have the designs planned out.

    if i can legally make one w/o too much hassle, i will. i'll also post a huge thread on it here.
     

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