Gasparilla Pirate Cannon
[Shiver Me Timbers]
Avast! The Gasparilla Pirate Gun is a scaled replica of the Dahlgren Gun, as designed by Admiral John A. B. Dahlgren (1809–1870). This handsome black cannon uses a lanyard to fire the same 10-gauge shells as the rest of our arsenal--and the sliding breech ensures that it won't end up in Davey Jones' Locker!
The barrel and standard carriage are turned from aircraft-grade, hard-coated aluminum and will withstand years of firing and weather conditions or choose the brass barrelfor its classic good looks. Also available on a steel yoke/swivel to mount in a sailboat winch. (Show mounted in a winch for reference only.) Sorry,the sailboat and winch are not included.
Barrel length is 15", overall length, including carriage is 17".
The Gasparilla is currently being fired by seadogs and landlubbers alike: in backyards, on numerous football fields, and [pirate] ship decks!
Yo-ho, a pirate's life for you!*
See below for detailed firing instructions.
*RBG Cannons does not endorse acts of piracy using this gun. Dead men tell no tales.
Cannot Ship to Washington, D.C.; CA; HI; Chicago, IL; MA; MI; NJ; New York City, NY; Canada and Puerto Rico.
Store your Gasparilla in style and protect from skipper commandeering of your cannon in our custom-made, hardwood pirates's treasure chest.
Or, bury it in your backyard and act surprised when you dig it up at barbecues. Your choice.
The box is specially made of Poplar hardwood with treasure chest detailing and front clasp.
Dimensions: 18L x 10H x 10D
Loading, Firing & Safety Precautions
- Arm the Gasparilla by pulling out the firing pin and inserting the yoke between it and the barrel. Once armed, slide the breech (pictured) to the left.
- Load 10-gauge blank with the primer facing out, then replace the breech.
- Prior to firing, check the surrounding areas for clearance, making sure that there is at least 6 feet in front of the cannon to prevent fire or smoke damage. Never stand in front of the cannon while it is being fired.
- Fire the cannon by swiftly pulling the lanyard.
- Always wear hearing protection when in the vicinity of a cannon being fired.
- Never load projectiles into your cannon, as this can cause permanent damage.
- Remove the empty shell and reload!