1841 Six Pounder Cannon – Full Scale


 The Ordnance Board of 1841  drew up the design for the 1841 6 pounder cannon, which is one of the most common of all the artillery pieces of the Civil War. *Carriage not included*

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Product Description

CAN10 – Six Pounder, full scale, 3-1/2″ bore, 850#, 65″ long.

Hern Full Scale guns are accurate Historical Reproductions, patterns made from war department ordinance drawings. Some liberty has been taken as to the bore diameter to match the commonly available DOM product for a quality cast in place steel liner.

These big guns ship via truck, and freight charges are driven by current prices of fuel & distance to destination. A commercial address with a forklift will save you money. Upon order & payment for your barrel, you will be contacted by our office to confirm shipping details and provided with a specific quote. You can pay for shipping over the phone at that time, or mail in your payment. $400- $600 is a common range for these shipping charges.

Large guns are not kept in inventory – they are cast to order. Typical production times are 6-8 weeks.


 1841 SIX-POUNDER CANNON    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. This gun was made by both the North and South; and was made in both cast iron and bronze, though bronze was common. Eagle Iron Works of Cincinatti, Ohio produced 161 during 1861-62, and Tredeger and most Southern foundries produced large quantities. Due to lack of standardization, some Confederate Six Pounders look more like Ordinance Rifles than the pattern of 1841 in shape.

Hern Cannon and mortar barrels, except the  8″ Siege Mortar  and  8-3/4″ Bowling Ball Mortar , are made with Steel Liner Tubes with minimum 1/4″ wall thickness. and with welded breech plugs. For bores larger than 2 1/4″, we use 1/2″ Wall Drawn-over-Mandrel (DOM) tubing.

Cannon Dimensions

Weight 850 lbs
Dimensions 65 in

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