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1861 Original 3 inch Ordnance Rifle converted to 3.18 inch Rifled Breechloader

Sold  7/26/2013

Note: It is complete with the original U. S. Base.

This is the only cannon of this type we know of for sale anywhere!

Civil War 3 inch Ordnance Rifle for sale

This gun is one of very few like this known to exist!

"During the course of experiments with surplus Civil War cannon, from 1879 to 1881 six 3-inch Ordnance Rifles were reamed to 3.18-inch bore, bore, rifled, chambered, converted to breechloaders, and redesigned "3.2-inch Breech Loading Rifles (Converted)". There satisfactory performance lead to the development of the 3.2 inch steel breech loading rifles that followed.

 Civil War 3 inch Ordnance Rifle for sale

We believe this to be one of the original six Ordinance Rifles converted!

This gun was altered to a Breech Loader at Ft. Mackenzie, Wyoming (source: Wayne Stark's notes)

        United States Civil War Breech Loading cannon for sale  

Marking on Top: U S
Marked as follows on muzzle:
No. 11 P.I. Co.
813 lbs.
Civil War 3 inch Ordnance Rifle for sale

Full details of these rare guns appear in "Field Artillery of the Civil War" on pages: 128/9.

It is complete with the original U. S. base, but does not include the breech block (as shown below).

It is in excellent condition and ready for restoration for a museum display or private collector!
Note: It is complete with the original U. S. Base.
It is NOT listed in the National Registry of Known Surviving Civil War Artillery yet.

Phoenix Iron Company Where made: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Model: 1861 Year(s) made: 1861
Maximum Range: 1830 yards Barrel/Tube Length: 69 inches Original Bore: 3 inches Now: 3:18 inches
"The 3-inch rifle normally fired Hotchkiss or Schenkel shells that weighed between 8 and 9 pounds. In an emergency it could use 10-pounder Parrot ammunition. It could also be used to fire canister but, as a rifle, was not as effective with this as howitzers or Napoleons.

This it the lowest priced original United States Civil War cannon we have ever seen!
New very low price for a fast sale: $19,995 US$ + shipping

Located in northern California - We can deliver this cannon anywhere!

"One of a Kind" Norwich Rapid Fire Civil War Cannon!

This unique gun was made to compete with John Gatlin's gun in the early trials for the US War Department.  


This is the only one known to have ever been manufactured.

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A Great Museum Quality Reproduction Piece!
An extremely rare opportunity to own a unique museum piece at a very realistic price!


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The Bronze Confederate Hughes Breech Loading Cannon

Huge $10,000 price reduction!

Hughes Cannon

Only 12 of these were manufactured and this is the only one known to exist. 


Fired a one-pound ball six to eight times a minute!

Barrel Length: 47.5 inches

Bore: 1.5 inches

Wheel Diameter: 33 inches

Breech Length: 19 inches

Fired with fuse currently.

This cannon can be fired!!!

Extensive information and documents is included with the purchase of this gun!





This fantastic piece is complete with original carriage, original ammo boxes and the original paint. 

 It has a water jacket around barrel as did machine guns -  50 years later! 


 This rapid fire breech loading gun was far advanced for its time. 

 On a scale of one to ten we would rate this as a ten in rarity, collectors value, and as an investment.

 Rock Island Auction which sales high end antique firearms sold two confederate cannons about eighteen months ago.

They both were the type widely used during the Civil War and numerous pieces were manufactured and survive today.

One cannon realized $166,750 and the other $195,500.

Ours is much rarer than either of one of these cannons that were sold at the recent sale.


Now Priced at well below its wholesale market value at: $69,950 US$!

Delivered FREE in the USA!

Note:  A reproduction of this cannon has been made from this original and you can see it firing at:

Note: We are currently researching this cannon and the history of its use during the battle for Island No. 10. and the Battle of Belmont.

Battle of Island No. 10 US Civil War 1862 

Additional Information

Street, Hungerford & Company

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the foundry of Street, Hungerford & Company, operated by Anthony S. Street and Fayette H. Hungerford, employed nearly 100 hands in the production of wagons, railroad cars, plows, and iron castings. Sensing the oncoming war, Street and Hungerford converted their business to cannon and munitions production. Prior to the war, the foundry produced a wide variety of ordinance. After the firing on Fort Sumter, activities were enlarged to include the casting of 6-pound cannon. Street, Hungerford & Company's cannon casting later grew to include Hughes' guns (A small breechloader firing a one-pound ball six to eight times a minute), Parrott guns, and a few heavy guns.

The firm's prior production of a variety of wood products made for an easy transition to the manufacture of gun carriages. The firm produced a large number of such carriages, some of which were made for the guns cast at the nearby Quinby & Robinson plant. There are no known surviving cannon!

 We are currently looking to buy a original bronze Mountain Howitzer like the one we just sold recently! 

Original Civil War Mountain Howitzer 


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