Hern Iron Works produces the 8″ siege mortar reproduction from the original ordnance plans. This Mortar Tube is cast with an 8-3/4″ bore to suit a bowling ball! Weight of the tube is just over 1000#.
The 1861 – 8″ Siege Mortar Base is recreated exactly to the original Ordinance Plans. This is the fully assembled Base as pictured – fitted, and painted ready to use. Weighing just over 1050#, if purchasing the Mortar tube at the same time, we will mount the tube in the base for shipment.
This Base Kit only is the un-assembled set of parts needed to completely build your own 8″ Siege Mortar Base. All nuts, bolts, side plates, iron, steel, and ductile castings to build your base. These are made to order, not stock parts, so plan on 8-12 weeks for delivery. Un-painted, some finish grinding and fitting needed. Weight: ~1050#
The 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle, Model 1861, was the most-used light artillery piece of the Civil War. More guns of this pattern were made than any other. Ordnance Department records show that nearly 1,000 were purchased, but published reports based on records of Phoenix Iron Company which manufactured them indicate the total was closer to 1,400. *Carriage not included*
The shot that opened the Civil War was fired from a mortar. The Coehorn Mortar was a very useful piece, for it was developed in the 16th century, and there were still a few in use in British colonial garrisons in the 1920’s. *Carriage not included*
Large Bore version of the popular Coehorn Mortar Light enough for a pair of friends to move around on shooting day. *Carriage not included*
Frontier Swivel guns were used principally aboard sailing ships, serving as short-range anti-personnel ordnance. They were not ship-sinking weapons, due to their small caliber and short range, but could do considerable damage to anyone caught in their line of fire. *Carriage not included*
The Mountain Howitzer was a light, smooth bore cannon designed to shoot a heavy projectile with a light powder charge, contained in a sub-caliber chamber at the bottom of the bore. Because of its light weight, it was much handier than other cannons of similar caliber.