Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house

Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house

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    Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house

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    Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home.

    Fifty-four-year-old William Maser fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away.

    The cannonball, about two inches in diameter, smashed through a window and a wall before landing in a closet. Authorities say nobody was hurt.

    State police charged Maser with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

    No one answered the phone Friday at Maser's home. He tells WPXI-TV recreating 19th century cannons is a longtime hobby. He says he is sorry and he will stop shooting them on his property, about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
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    is an understatement!

    I have a friend who built a breech loading black powder cannon that shoots billiard balls! That cannon is a work of art! Looks like a modern day artillery piece!

    Shoots a damn pool ball clean through a '70's vintage Jeep Grand Wagoneer!

    I would not recommend standing in it's path!
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    Note to self: be extra careful while cleaning the cannons.
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    Dixie Gun Works still sells working cannons and cannon kits.


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    Under statement of the week

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    Authorities say nobody was hurt....


    he would have been after I got a hold of him....shoot a cannon ball into my house, will ya?!?!?!?!

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    I bet theres xtra clorox in the tightey whitey wash load,How do you fire any firearm including cannon when there are houses etc. downrange,reminds me of my uncles blowing the arm off an electric pole with a cannon,you could see the electric guys trying to figure out what hit their pole
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    Quote Originally Posted by USA Today
    ... 2-pound cannonball ... ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away.
    Is that a USA Today misstatement, do you think, or could a 2LB ball ricochet a quarter mile?

    Hm. Dixie Gun Works, eh?
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    Ha! Good point ccw9mm!
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    I'm betting the AP writer just worded it poorly.

    The cannonball probably skimmed off a tree or something in the yard of the house 400 yards away.

    Basic English skills in this country aren't what they were 50 years ago.
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    I don't see why he was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct if it was accidental?
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    ...so how DO you conceal one of those things?
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