Skip to comments.Looking for a full size Civil War Cannon.
Posted on 04/18/2013 3:58:47 PM PDT by M.K. Borders
I am looking for someone with access to a full size Civil War Cannon, who would be able and willing to bring it to a gathering of old, dried up Artillerymen in the Evansville Area in June.
Would prefer a field gun in the 10 lbs class, but if you have something different let me know.
Contact the Single Action Shooting Society. I know that there have been cannons of this size at national events.
I saw a couple on Gunbroker.com once. I think they were asking 80k for the pair.....
I know there are a few re-enactors who are artillery , best look around your area for the local groups
End of Trail is 6 miles from my house.
Just FYI—there is an awesome Revolutionary War Cannon for sale on e-bay @ $12,500. Just get on e-bay and type REVOLUTIONARY WAR in your search and scroll down. It’s awesome, but I just can’t spare $12K at this time. You know how it is-—the wife might get a little cranky about it.
My last cannon fell out of the canoe and was lost in a terrible mishap!
BOY!!! Do I ever know JUST how it is.
Seriously, not looking to buy. Just want one on hand for a gathering of OLFARTS (OLd Field Artillery ReTireeS)
Dixie Gun Works in Union City Tn, used to have them.
Years ago I was at a CW reenactment where a cannon was firing rounds at plastic 55 gallon drums of water.
The nailed everyone at about 120 yards.
How’d you get the cannon in the canoe? A kayak, maybe. But a canoe?
When I towed it to events on a little trailer no one ever tailgated me!
Why not a 12 pound “Napoleon”?
Good enough for us.
Are you looking for something with a 30rd. mag or single shot?
You know, a couple of days ago a friend and I were talking. There used to be a couple of cannons on almost every green in New England Ny and Penn IIRC. N
None anymore. What happened to them?
The cannons were so valuable that many cities sold them to collectors that paid a premium for them. I owned a bronze 1846 heavy 12 pounder at one time and they now sell for $100K+ now.That kind of money will keep a city’s largess paid for a short time.
You familiar with the Henry Knox Society? There's a Chapter in Vincennes in [big surprise here!] Knox County. 307-629-0269, or I can track down a e-mail address for you.
Barney [J. Paul Barnett] from Barney's Cannons passed away in 2010, but despite the distance, would have been a likely bet- he loved to show of the Big Iron to kids, and was a frequent contributor to renditions of the 1812 Overture. And, since I believe in backup plans, I'll try to track down some of his old crew. watch this space or FReepmail me.
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