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 Revolutionary Howitzer as cast by Hern Iron Works has a 3″ diameter straight full length smooth bore. The liner is 1/2″ wall DOM steel, with a concave breech plug press fitted & welded. One of my favorite pre-civil war pieces we make! *Carriage not included*
The Napoleon was commissioned by Louis Napoleon of France to replace several cannons in similar sizes. In 1857 Ames Manufacturing Company produced the first of several variations of this design. Some were made with handles, and muzzels were made both with and without a swell. *Carriage not included*
The Ordnance Board of 1841 drew up the design for this gun, which is one of the most common of all the artillery pieces of the Civil War. Originally a smooth bore, many were rifled to fire the James projectile, and are sometimes erroneously referred to as James Rifles. The smooth bore had certain advantages over the rifle; in the wooded terrain of the typical Civil War battlefield, range was less important than rate of fire, weight of shot, and the ability to fire canister. *Carriage not included*
The Spanish Howitzer , in Silhouette, is uniform. That is, it is a cylinder and marked only by reinforcing band, trunion assembly and cascable. The firearm was used on shipboard to set fire to an enemy’s sails.
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