Black Powder Reenactors Cannons available now!
Six Fantastic U.S. Civil War and British Navy Reproduction Black Powder Cannons
Full Size .45 Caliber Blank Firing Gatling GunThis is only the second one of these in full size that we have ever had available! Hurry, it will not last!Specifications:Wheel Diameter: 43 inchesBarrels length: 44 inchesMetal tire bands: 2 inches wide.Very large ammo holder with much more then the ten rounds included capacity.Six barrelsTen .45 caliber blank holding inserts included. More can very easily be made.Just released from a private museum.This gun has always been stored inside and is in excellent condition.Short videos of the mechanism working are available on request.
Originally purchased at an auction in Atlanta, Georgia for $12,000 many years ago.It is heavy and very well built
Priced to sell very FAST at: $8,995 US$Located in Michigan for FREE pick up or we can arrange reasonable delivery anywhere!
The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun. Invented by Richard Gatling, it is known for its use by the Union forces during the American Civil War in the 1860s, which was the first time it was employed in combat. Later it was used in the Boshin War, the Anglo-Zulu War and still later in the assault on San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War.
The Gatling gun's operation centered on a cyclic multi-barrel design which facilitated cooling and synchronized the firing/reloading sequence. Each barrel fired a single shot when it reached a certain point in the cycle, after which it ejected the spent cartridge, loaded a new round, and in the process, cooled down somewhat. This configuration allowed higher rates of fire to be achieved without the barrel overheating.
Fantastic and very rare Breech Loading Black Powder Cannon built on a Steel Carriage!
No longer available!You will not find anything - anywhere as strong or well built as this cannon.It is in PRISTINE condition as the photos show and ready to work.A great master machinist built this cannon.He had an original tube and then cut and inserted a WWII rifled tank barrel into the barrel.They built the carriage entirely from steel with wooden wheels.Weight: 900+ lbs.Barrel Length: 53 inches.Wheel Diameter: 44 inches.Bore: 3 inches.Rifled original US Army Tank BarrelCannon Lock firing mechanism.Full sights.Removable Breech Block.Full set of toolsBullet Mold.The pictures of the trailer below is included in this sale.Located in New Orleans, LA for free pick up or we can arrange reasonable delivery anywhere!
Civil War 3" Ordnance Rifle (Reproduction)
Complete with Limber, Implements and a custom trailer!
Made by Paulson Bros.
Note: Trailer is included!
This is a reproduction Full-Scale Ordnance Rifle (6 Pounder) that is in PRISTINE CONDITION!
This is a complete package that is ready to fire and has been used very little!
It has always been stored inside year-round.
The barrel was cast in 1998 with a Mandrel Drawn Hardened Steel Liner that is Smooth Bore
The #1 gun carriage was manufactured by Paulson Bros. in Wisconsin.
The Limber chassis was assembled by current owner from Paulson Brothers specifications with original Amish wheels and all Paulson Brothers metal components.
The wood we used to build the limber chassis is lighter than the specifications call for due to the fact that we never planned the gun to be horse drawn, but the size is made to exact specifications.
All paint is to specifications as well.
The sponge and rammers are made from black walnut and the handspikes are made from red oak.
All limber tools and implements come complete, have been inspected and are up to specs.
Included are as follows:
Prolong complete, sponge bucket, wheel chocks, leather muzzle and vent covers, leather thumbstall, lanyard with steel hook, Fisher Primers, vent punch, primer extractor, gimlet, table of fire for ammo, former for powder charges, leather ammo pouch, and much more.
All gun, limber, implements and trailer are in great shape.
The gun was used the gun for re-enacting for 3 years and the only time it was outside was during the events.
Only black powder charges were fired .
This gun fires a 3 inch ball!
The complete package includes:
The Cannon with a No. 1 Carriage that is Military Correct with a Oak carriage and wheels.
A Limber (Reenactor equipped) with all tools and accessories.
Custom made trailer that will carry the cannon and the limber as shown in the photo above.
Priced to SELL fast at: $17,950 US$ + shipping or pick up free!
Located in New York!
We can arrange reasonable delivery anywhere in the USA.
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: $17,995 US$We also have Brenn trailer built to haul the gun which can b
e bought separately for $2,250.
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.
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 to only: $5,950 US$+ shipping or pick up free
Located in Duncan, Oklahoma
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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 04/18/2014