Big-Bang® Cannon Salute

        No Matches • No Powder • No Recoil or Kick

          Early 20th Century Multi-Generational Toy 

       Made in USA • Outdoor Fun • Ages 7 to 70 & Up

How They Work

Big-Bang® Cannons are safe and easy to use. Water, some fresh air, Bangsite® and a spark is all you'll need to get a loud bang and realistic flash of light. Bangsite® is pulverized calcium carbide. There is no recoil or kick. The safety features make Big-Bang® Cannons a fun toy for kids 7 to 70+!. There are Big-Bang® Cannons currently in use that have lasted over 100 years.


Blast from the Past

In 1907, an assistant professor of physics at Lehigh University patented the "Gas Gun" (patent no. 874,952...December 31, 1907). The value of this invention as a sane toy and a safe alternative to numerous consumer fireworks injuries became readily apparent. In 1912, a business was started manufacturing Big-Bang® Cannons - "Gas Cannon Company".


Big-Bang Theory

The appeal of a Big-Bang® Cannon is simple - a scale-model toy cannon that makes a loud bang and flash, but has no recoil or kick. They've been a favorite from generation to generation. They're a safe alternative to consumer fireworks...a source of fun at all outdoor gatherings...a display piece and collector's item...a unique gift for all occasions.


               Free Accessories

            Est. 1912

6F 5-Pack

6F Light Field Cannon - mfr. 1929


***10FC 5-Pack Special***

10FC Civil War Cannon - From $150 


15FC 6-Pack

15FC Major Field Cannon - mfr. 1935


60MM 5-Pack

60MM Military Green on 2 Rubber Wheels


***105MM 5-Pack Special***

105MM  Military Green - From $150


155MM 6-Pack

Military Green on 8 Wheels


16FYB 6-Pack

16FYB Siege Field Gun - Golden Brass 


16MM 6-Pack

16MM Siege Field Gun - Aluminum 


16F 6-Pack

16F Siege Field Gun - Aluminum 


16FRB 6-Pack

16FRB Siege Field Gun - Red Brass


5TR 5-Pack

5TR Motor Tank - Red Brass


11PY 6-Pack

11PY Bombing Plane - Yellow Brass


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