The Conestoga Company, Inc. Big-Bang Cannons The Vintage Artillery Toy That Really Works And Is Safe!
Aluminum replica of the largest commercially produced Big-Bang®, the cast iron 16F Siege Field Gun. Manufactured from 1917 to 1935, this is the model displayed in our 1920 Tin Trade Sign. Made of all aluminum from the original 1917 patterns and dies. Breech loading. Ammunition storage in rear powder box. (23"L x 6 ½"W x 6 ½"H, 4 ½ lbs.) Black with Red Wheels. Solid Brass Antique Replicas Classic and fully operational brass replicas of our very first BIG-BANG® cast iron cannons manufactured from 1916 to 1934. The original patterns and dies were used to recreate this unique collector's item. The cannons are cast in either red brass for a copper finish or yellow brass for a gold finish. Entirely hand polished. The lacquer finish will preserve their luster for years to come. All are single shot breech loading with ammunition in rear of drag beam. The appeal of BIG-BANG® Cannons is simple - a scale-model cannon that makes a loud bang and flash, but has no recoil or kick. They've been a favorite from generation to generation. They're a safe substitute for fireworks ... a source of fun at all outdoor gatherings ... a display piece and collector's item ... a family keepsake ... a unique gift for all occasions. BIG-BANG® Cannons are easy to use. Water, some fresh air, Bangsite® and a spark is all you'll need to fire the cannon. The "ammunition," Bangsite®, is a nonflammable mix of calcium carbide that "blasts" only when struck with the cannon's firing pin. As promised in an early BIG-BANG® advertisement, it's as "harmless as a popgun." BIG-BANG® Cannons have withstood the test of time. They're made of cast iron and solid brass from the original patterns, dies and tooling. Join the generations of customers who are proud owners of this unique American made product. 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 BIG-BANG® Cannons won't fire projectiles. Putting objects in the barrel will only inhibit the full effect of the cannon's blast.