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40 mm CANNON BARREL

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  • Closed: Tue 20 Oct 2009, 8:15 pm
Listing #: 247561361
The seller is required to sight the buyer's firearms licence and required documentation.
This auction is for a muzzle loading cannon barrel made out of a new spare 40mm Bofors barrel.

I had intended to finish it and mount it on an existing field carriage for recreational target shooting, but subsequently sold that cannon and now find that other projects have taken over.

The hard work of machining the breech, profiling and making the plug has been completed.

To finish this barrel for mounting, it requires a pair of 40mm diameter trunnions to be mig welded just forward of the balance point and the touch hole drilled.
The castabel would benefit from a clean up,and overall the barrel is covered in preservative.

The dimensions:

Bore: 40mm, multigroove rifling, 1 turn in 48 inches from memory.
Length overall: 43.25 inches
Rifled length: 37 inches
Diameter at muzzle: 2.88 inches
Diameter at breech: 3.63 inches
Breech plug : 2.125 diameter at thread, 11 TPI
Knob on end (castabel) diameter:2.52 inches

Since it is reasonably heavy, pick up would be best .

Not part of this auction but available seperately is a new round ball mould, made on a CNC lathe.


While it is not a legal requirement for a firearms licence for a barrel, I will only sell it to the holder of a current NZ firearms licence, to prove to my satisfaction that the purchaser is a "fit and proper person" as approved by the Police.

Welcome serious questions only, thanks.

(Check out my other listings...)

Shipping details

  • To be arranged
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

alexhenry (462 462 positive feedback)
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  • Member since Jul 2002

Closes: Tue 20 Oct, 8:15 pm. 2009 This auction used auto-extend.