Black Powder Reenactors Cannons available now!
Seven Fantastic U.S. Civil War and British Navy Reproduction Black Powder Cannons
1841 12 pound Bronze Mountain Howitzer
This a GREAT and VERY hard to come by Bronze Mountain Howitzer reproduction in like NEW condition!
Hurry - it will not last!
This is one of the lowest priced bronze Mountain Howitzer we have ever had.
Manufacturer: Gilmore Ordinance with Serial # 01
Barrel: Gun Bronze and vertical cast for strength.
Bore: 3.5 inch bore (75mm) and is a straight bore and not chambered!
Carriage: The carriage is oak.
Diameter of wheels: 39 inches
Length: Over all length (tip of barrel to end of hitch) - 75 inches
Width: Over all width (axle end to axle end) - 42 inches
Weight: Approximate weight is 800 pounds. (It has not been weighed)
Accessories: Ram/Swab are included.
This cannon is in excellent shape. Use very little and was featured in a TV Mini Series the Steven Spielberg miniseries "Into the West" and spent many years residing in a museum where it got loving care.
We sold this cannon back in 2007 and it has been on display only since then and never fired.
Price for a FAST sale: $11,950 US$ + shipping
It is located in Bridgeport, IL (southern Illinois) for free pick up or we can arrange reasonable shipping anywhere!
Hurry, this is one of the lowest priced cannons of this type we have ever had!
Subject to prior sale.
Brand New Reproduction full scale Steel Civil War "Wiard" Cannon.
Full 57 inch wheels."This gun was set up for live fire and not reenactments.
The carriage wood is white oak.
The carriage was built here in the Tidewater area by an N-SSA skirmisher who has since passed away.The barrel is left hand twist just like the original.Has a steel 2.65 inch rifled barrel.
We will add the barrel specifications soon!
Barrel by South Bend Replicas, Inc.
Liner is a rifled sleeve and made by Historical Ordnance Works.
It comes complete with the projectile mold, sights, loading implements, prolong, and water bucket, etc.
The cannon is in excellent (like new) condition and has never been fired!
The breech plug is machined per NSSA specifications.
The tube is .500" thick. The breech plug is heat shrunk into the liner and welded using E7018 Low Hydrogen rod.
The joint has been "V" grooved .500" wide and welded in two passes.
The following are the measurements that the owner was able to get with calipers to the best of his ability. Someone more attuned to making such measurements, with the same or better calipers might get different measurements;1. Left hand twist one turn in 10 ft.2. 8 flat bottom grooves.3. Depth of grooves .040 inches.4. Width of grooves .500 inches.5. Bore diameter 2.60 inches.It would be impossible to get another cannon like this without waiting 4/5 + months and then cost more money!
This cannon was never fired since building.
Price: $18,495 US$We also have Brenn trailer built to haul the gun which can be bought separately for $2,500.
The trailer frame has been beefed up to haul cannons and it has room for a limber. It has a manual winch, electric brakes, new tires, and an anchor point for lunette when cannon is mounted on trailer.
Cannon/trailer is located in Williamsburg, VA. for free pick up or we can arrange delivery anywhere!
An original Wiard gun shown below!
Wiard rifle General Information:
The Wiard rifle is a semi-steel light artillery piece invented by Norman Wiard. About 60 were manufactured between 1861 and 1862, at O'Donnell's Foundry, New York City. Wiard described two calibers: a six-pounder rifle with a 2.6 inch bore and a twelve-pounder smooth bore with a 3.67 inch bore.
The six-pounder's tube was 53 inches long, weighed 725 pounds and had an effective range (at 35°) of 7000 yards, with a standard powder charge of 0.75 lbs. And 6 lb. Hotchkiss bolts.
The Wiard rifle was cast in puddled wrought-iron (semi-steel) and was mounted in a special Wiard field carriage that was unique in its design. The rim base was spaced farther apart than any diameter of the tube, permitting unrestricted rotation on the trunnions without interference from the undercarriage. Wiard altered the shape of the carriage's cheeks, relocated the axle and provided a long elevating screw; this made firing at elevation of up to 35 degrees possible. It also meant that one carriage could slide beneath the next, allowing for more efficient storage and transportation.
Other innovations included a flat trail plate with a metal keel (preventing the rifle digging itself in the ground upon recoil), and a better system for braking the carriage without damaging the iron tires.
All steel full size 55 inch Confederate Mountain Rifle with Limber
This is a complete reenactors set-up and ready to work!
Which includes the steel rifled gun made from a World War 2 cannon barrel, the reproduction carriage and limber with copper covered ammo chest, a full set of tools.
It is believed to be in firing condition - but ALWAYS confirm this for yourself on any cannon!
Total length barrel: 55 inches (including ball)
Bore: 4. 62 inches
Breech Diameter: 8 1/2 inch
Wheel Diameter: 47 inches
As you can see from the photo - the barrel is in great condition for live firing!
Reproduction of original markings:
Left Trunnion: 1862
Right Trunnion: J. R. A. CO. TA (J. R. Anderson & Co - Tredegar Foundry)
Muzzle: PG PA (weak) (Proof Gun inspector)
Price is now only: $9,950 US$
+ shipping or pick up FREE in Plattsburgh, New York.
We can arrange reasonable delivery anywhere!
Hurry - this will sell very fast at this price!
Brand New - Full Size Black Powder Civil War Style Cannon
Wheels are 54 inches in diameter.
Barrel is 6 ft. in length with a 3 inch bore.
Welded and forged steel inside and out. The barrel is made of number 8 steel.
Forged iron fittings throughout.
Over length of whole cannon and carriage is approximately 11 feet, width 5.5 feet, height 4.5 feet. Total weight approximately 1,200 lbs. Type of wood and construction in the carriage is as follows: 2 inch authentically forged iron axle with center support for some pivot action "for give", hickory axle caps, authentic hot set hardwood 54 inch wheels, "old growth" southern pine on the carriage to reduce weight, reinforced with vertical bolts and lag bolts through the top plates. The carriage and barrel are only about 6 months old and have never been fired. This is a brand new unit ready to work and built by a master professional wagon builder
Price just reduced (10/23/2013) to only: $5,950 US$+ shipping or pick up free
Located in Duncan, Oklahoma
Steel 12 Pound Mountain Howitzer with 4 inch bore!
This is a custom made "like new" full size 12 pounder on a mahogany carriage that was just recently built of good quality materials.
The length of the Cannon Barrel is 40 inches longThe bore is 4 inches in diameter and has bin anodized in gold (that means it will not rust) and then spray panted in gold paint.The wheels are 43 inches in diameter made out of hickoryThe total length of the cannon and carriage is 8 feet longThe total of the carriage is 46 inches wide, and the cannon fits into a 4 by 8 foot TrailerThe axle is 1.5 inches in diameter made of stainless steel with brass bushings (oil-light bushings)The carriage is made out of solid mahogany and stained with 3 coats of a mahogany colorThe height is 45 inches and total weight is about 450 lbs.
This carriage has a steel axle and brass bushings. The barrel is also galvanized!
Priced reduced to sell very FAST: $7,495 US$
Located in Minnesota
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LEGAL ISSUES on Antique and Black powder cannons.
Firearms in this country (USA), particularly those deemed to be “destructive devices”, are tightly regulated by BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms). The question then becomes: is a cannon a destructive device? According to Federal Regulations, a cannon that is “not capable of firing fixed ammunition and manufactured on or before 1898, and replicas thereof, are antiques and not subject to the provisions of either the Gun Control Act of 1968 or the National Firearms Act of 1934”. Fixed ammunition refers to a projectile and powder charge than can be loaded as a single unit. By this definition, even a percussion primed breech loader is exempt if the powder and shot are loaded separately.
Warning - As with all Black Powder Ordnance, cannons are inherently dangerous and should be handled by trained and experienced personnel ONLY! We DO NOT CONVEY ANY ASSURANCE OR WARRANTY AS TO THE USE with Black Powder or with "live fire". You need to check ALL black powder cannons to make sure that they are safe to use.
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Last up-dated on 11/01/2013