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1857 Napoleon Cannon – 12 Pounder – 1/2 Scale

$1,525.00

 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*

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Product Description

CAN36 – Napoleon, 1/2 scale, 2-1/4″ bore, 125#, 37″ long.

This barrel was one of the first that we cast here at Hern when we started producing cannon in the 70’s. We had one on the front porch growing up that we may or may not have fired off on the Fourth and other fun times!

NEW – The half scale Napoleon is actually light enough and we have created a wood crate that we can now ship via UPS!  This is a substantial savings over truck freight.  Like the other smaller cannon that ship UPS the charge is nearly the same most anywhere in the country, therefore it is wrapped into your purchase price – One price gets this barrel delivered to your doorstep!

The Napoleon 1/2 scale is more often than not on hand in inventory. { November 2023 – Two in Inventory! }

 

 The 1857 Napoleon Cannon  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. The cannon shown here is the Union Second Type, the most popular of the variations. Napoleons were nearly all smooth bores. They were favorites on both sides. Imagine the effect of a battery of Napoleons firing canister at one quarter mile range! The Tredegar Foundry at Richmond produced iron Napoleons with banded breeches that resemble Parrot Rifles. According to the Confederate Ordinance Chief, General, Gorgas, these “grave entire satisfaction.” Bronze was the preferred material, however, iron being used due to war time necessity.

Cannon Dimensions

Weight125 lbs
Dimensions41 × 14 × 9 in
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