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Muzzle Loading Cannon Buying Guide

Muzzle Loading Cannon Buying Guide
By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 2 years ago 1980 Views No comments

Our range of Ardesa miniature cannon are ever popular and a great way to have a different shooting experience at the range. Miniaturised reproductions of full-size field guns of the era, these cannon are small enough to be loaded and operated by one person, and convenient enough to be a frequent range visitor. Competitions such as the MLAGB (Muzzle Loading Association of Great Britain) 25 yard miniature cannon competition have propelled these niche guns into popularity, and mini cannon shooting is now and up and coming discipline in the muzzle loading world.

Our muzzle loading cannon are manufactured by Ardesa in Spain, long known for their skill and craftsmanship in producing muzzle loading guns. Each cannon comes mounted to its period correct carriage, with the correct screw for elevating. Our cannon can be purchased on a firearms certificate with a variation for a .50 or .69 muzzle loading cannon.

Simple to use and operate, they’re similar to loading a muzzle loading pistol. Each cannon takes a patched ball atop powder charge, either with wad or without. The cannon is then set on the shooting table, primed, aimed and is ready to fire! The larger .69 Napoleon III come with ground anchoring spike to minimise rearward travel, as the gun is larger than it’s .50 counterpart and is better suited to shooting rested on the ground. As with all muzzle loading guns, the Ardesa cannon are black powder only, loading advice is included with the gun.


Napoleon III Standard

Napoleon III Deluxe

Napoleon III Standard

Napoleon III Deluxe

Mini York Town Standard

Calibre

.50

.50

.69

.69

.50

Height

150mm

150mm

300mm

300mm

150mm

Length

340mm

340mm

700mm

700mm

320mm

Weight

1350g

1350g

7750g

7750g

1400g

Barrel Length

190mm

190mm

368mm

368mm

190mm

Finish

Polished Steel

Brass

Polished Steel

Brass

Polished Steel

Lead Ball Size

.490’’

.490’’

.675’’

.675’’

.490’’

Patch size

.010”

.010”

.015”

.015”

.010”

Product Code

1198A-50

1198B-50

1198D-69

1198E-69

1198G-50

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