A fond remembrance of Firecrackers as a kid
This is a discussion on A fond remembrance of Firecrackers as a kid within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by DaveH
Here's the one I had [and still have packed away some where].
Mine was/is a one shot at a time sort ...
July 5th, 2010 12:54 PM
I had the one with the charger and it was always getting gunked up and the plunger would jam.
Originally Posted by DaveH
The one you have is better since you open it after each shot. I had to open the back (firing mechanism) after each shot or there wouldn't be enough oxygen in the darn thing to give off the "BIG BANG"... lol
My cannon and a couple of crumpled toothpaste tubes of "Bangsite" are long gone.. Love the smell of funky acetylene gas...
If I can remember it was in the $20. dollar range.
July 5th, 2010 04:46 PM
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July 5th, 2010 05:24 PM
I had the small one like yours stashed in my locker in high school. Every once in a while I would fire off a "shot" and it echoed down those smooth hallways. Man, they were looking for me! We also used to take the shot out of .410 shells, tape a BB over the primer and drop them down the 6 foot square stairwells from the third floor. Better effect, but more chance of getting caught.
I had a Vespa motorscooter and had put eye screws into the floorboards. A bottle rocket's stick (or sometimes larger) slid through them on either side. My buddy would ride on the back with a cigar and touch off the fuzes when the "enemy" was in sight.
Can't figure why I'm not in jail right now! LOL
July 5th, 2010 05:42 PM
We used to take lady fingers and sink them into holes drilled in apples, then launch them up in the air over the local thoroughfare when there were cars coming to watch them explode and drop applesauce on the windshield of the oncoming cars.
WOW were we some dumb kids! Fortunately, noone was hurt... and it was kinda fun, hehehe
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