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BIG BANG CANNONS: The Larger the cannon the Louder the BANG!

 

 

 

 

 


Start a family tradition this holiday!   The Big Bang Cannon is one of those great toys that becomes a family heirloom. I've had mine since 1960 and that cast iron carbide cannon still makes one heck of a BOOM! 

These toy carbide cannons are safe, fun and legal alternative to firecrackers for children and adults at patriotic July 4th celebrations, New Years and all special events. 

In continuous production since 1912, Big Bang Cannons are beautiful all metal reproductions of the field artillery used by the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War.  We feature 5 versions.  The 3 cast iron cannons are finished in black with red wheels. Two models are cast in solid brass.  All make a handsome display pieces when not in use.  The larger the cannon the louder the boom it makes when fired.

NO GUN POWDER IS USED.  Used outdoors, they produce a realistic muzzle flash and a loud boom!  Bangsite (powdered calcium carbide), water, air and a spark mix to produce a safe (and loud) BANG. Easily operated by children and adults alike. 
Safety Features EXPLAINED HERE.

The BIG BANG CANNON was invented by a Lehigh University professor and was originally made of glass to illustrate the safe process which could generate a "BIG BANG" - without  breaking the glass!

The were so popular that soon they were produced in cast iron.  Today's cannons are still made in the USA and still produced using the original tooling.   Virtually indestructible these handsome heavy duty replicas have become a family tradition for the celebration of July 4th, New Years  and other special events.   Remember:
THE LARGER THE CANNON THE LOUDER THE BANG.
See a comparison of the noise made by Big Bang Cannons HERE

FIELD CANNONS



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Light Field Big Bang Cannon STK#: CCI 06F   MFG: CONASTOGA
Single shot breech load cannon, 9 inch long, 2 1/4 pounds. Features automatic ignitor.
Reg. Price $100
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Junior Field Big Bang Cannon OUT OF STOCK UNTIL FALL 2013 STK#: CCI 10FC   MFG: CONASTOGA
A smaller version of Major Field cannon,this model is 17 inches long, 3 1/2 pounds. It features the automatic charger mechanism and automatic ignitor for more rapid firing and is louder than 9" Light Field cannon model.

Shipping Fee:This cannon is not eligible for shipping discounts or promotions. Each cannon is shipped in its own box and is subject one standard S&H fee. If additional items are ordered ( besides extra bangsite or flints ) a seperate S&H Fee will be charged for those items. Note: If these additional fees are required they may not be included in the shopping cart total for your order. The additional cost will be added to your invoice when your order is shipped and your creditcard is charged. See shipping information for standard ground shipping rate information or email customer service for more information.
OUT OF STOCK UNTIL FALL 2013 Reg. Price $160
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Major Field Big Bang Cannon STK#: CCI 15FC   MFG: CONASTOGA
The largest and loudest cannon, 25 inches long, 5 1/2 pounds. Features automatic charger mechanism for rapid multiple firing and automatic ignitor.
Shipping Fee:This cannon is not eligible for shipping discounts or free shipping promotions. Each cannon is shipped in its own box and is subject one S&H fee and may require an additional $5 to $8 for oversize fees to your address.
Note: If these additional fees are required they may not be included in the shopping cart total for your order. The additional cost will be added to your invoice when your order is shipped and your creditcard is charged. See shipping information for standard ground shipping rate information or email customer service for more information.

Reg. Price $190.00
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SIEGE FIELD GUN - Large Solid Cast Aluminum Big Bang Cannon STK#: CCI 16F   MFG: CONASTOGA
Aluminum replica of the BIG-BANG carbide cannon produced from 1917 to 1935. Made of all aluminum from original 1917 patterns and dies. Single shot breech loading. Ammunition storage in rear powder box.
Black with red wheels.
23"L x61/2"W x 6 1/2H, 4 1/2 lbs.
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  Bangsite Tube STK#: CCI BGS   MFG: CONASTOGA
Ammo for 100 shots. Bangsite is made of calcium carbinate. It is safe for use with bigbang cannons. It is not gunpowder.
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  Igniter Flint STK#: CCI FLT   MFG: CONASTOGA
Need 1 per bangstite tube
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SAFETY FEATURES AND 
OPERATING TIPS

Safety Features

  • No gunpowder is used
  • No matches required
  • Bangsite cannot be ignited by the hottest flame
  • No recoil or kick
  • Concussion cannot explode Bangsite
  • Bangsite is permitted to be shipped by mail without special markings

NOTE: BIG-BANG Cannons won't fire projectiles. 
Putting objects in the barrel will only inhibit the full effect of the cannon's blast.

Operating Tips 

Big Bang cannons are simple to use.  Before you start read over the instructions included with your cannon.  The basic operation is:

  1. Put a few ounces of water into the cannon's chamber. 
  2. Load pre- measured amount of Bangsite into the cannon.
  3. Wait about 10 seconds for a small amount of carbide gas to form.
  4. Push down the firing pin and BANG!

BIG-BANG Cannons are safe and can be operated even by young children, but we recommend an adult perform or supervise the loading procedure.  See complete operating instructions here.

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Cannon Shipping Fees:
These heavy cannons are not eligible for free shipping or other promotions. The major field cannon and the brass cannons may be subject to additional shipping fees. Each cannon is shipped in its own box and is subject one S&H fee and may require an additional $5 to $8 for oversize fees to your address.
Note: If these additional fees are required they may not be included in the shopping cart total for your order. The additional cost will be added to your invoice when your order is shipped and your creditcard is charged. 
See shipping information for standard ground shipping rate information or email customer service for more information.

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