CAN06 – Carronade, 3/4 scale, 1-7/8″ bore, 140#, 32″ long.
Dixie Gun Works delivered to us the set of patterns for the Carronade series along with their respective hardware kits; previously made by Womack Foundry.
A beautiful ship gun, with below center trunions. The 3/4 scale gun does not have the distinctive ring cast above the cascabel.
Hern scaled 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. $250- $325 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.
With its distinctive eye at the cascable, the US Carronade was considered the logical sea cannon. It was easily secured for controlled recoil. The loop also made rapid dock-to-ship transfer of the weapon safer and quicker. The stout U.S. Carronade is physically shorter than many of the cannons of its time. The design reflects tight shipboard quarters and allowed fast reloading in the space provided. Trunnions are below center. The U.S. Carronade was not only a weapon of war but found use as an “Insurance Gun” to lower the insurance rates of the merchant ships in parts of the world where risk was high. Written history is rich with the descriptions of “Hell at sea” that was the space around shipboard cannon during the full pitched battle.
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.