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Salute Cannons legal in Oregon?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by noworkjustfish, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. noworkjustfish

    noworkjustfish Battle Ground, WA Member

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    I bought a blackpowder salute cannon over the summer for the Fourth of July, works awesome. Anyway can anyone tell me if they are legal in Oregon.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I once worked here in Oregon at a yacht club. They/we would set off our cannon at the drop of a hat.

    We never informed anyone when we did it but the fire department and police department knew we had the cannon and they knew about it when we did do it. Our cannon was super loud!

    I am sure it would be wise to talk to them yourself.
     
  3. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Call state police and fnd out.
    In one state I lived they ahd special permits for dummy rounds applications ( ie 4th of July)
    Live Ammo I think required a special Government permit .
     
  4. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Call an Oregon attorney.
     
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    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    When I lived along the north Umpqua river a few years ago, my next door neighbor had one. A LOUD one. He would shoot it off when ladys would be rafting/floating by. He also had full auto machine guns. He was an interesting dude. Rarely saw LE at his house. I think they would come over to shoot the cannon.
     
  7. oldbrass

    oldbrass WA Active Member

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    If you already used it and didn`t catch any flak (no pun intended) I wouldn`t worry about it..
     
  8. noworkjustfish

    noworkjustfish Battle Ground, WA Member

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    Thanks for the advice everyone I will be giving someone a call.
     
  9. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    A cannon would be cool. Went to a Civil War reenactment over at Fort Klamath Area. Their cannon was LOUD too. Let us know what you find out.
    Mike
     
  10. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    MAy want to also check with your insurance about liability if something happens ( explodes)
    Would also have it checked out. Some of the metal on old ones tended to come apart in many pieces
     
  11. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If it does not have a self contained round. And is muzzle loading its legal. I have friends who build sell and fire 8lb bowling ball motors and rifled howitzers with up to 2" bores. If its Black powder and muzzle loading its cool.

    Now shooting one off in city limits etc. could have other problems since they are a firearm under the law.