Metal Cannon kits

GATLING GUN 1862 Kit

 
The hand-cranked machine gun was invented in 1861 by Dr. Richard J. Gatling of Hartford County, NC. Over time, 6-barrel and 10-barrel versions were produced in various calibers, including .45, .50 and 1". All were activated by cam-operated bolts that alternately wedged and fired the bullets, then ejected the spent cartridges, allowing each barrel to cool down before it came around to be fired again. Manufacture of the Gatling battery gun began in 1862, but its design was so radical that the U.S. government did not purchase any at that time. However, Gen. Benjamin F. Butler of the Union Army bought and personally paid for 12 at $1,000 each. He used them at the siege of Petersburg, VA in 1864–1865. Firing 350 rounds a minute, the Gatling gun was without equal in the era of single-shot guns. The U.S. Army officially adopted it in 1866 and ordered fifty Model 1866 six-barrel, 1" caliber guns.
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#000-000-0 GATLING GUN KIT
• Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
• Cleanly cast Britannia metal components
• Authentically detailed cannon barrel
• realistic spoked wood and metal wheels to assemble
• Clearly written illustrated instructions
• Easy to build - assembly and painting time 5-10 hours
Dimensions: Length: 7-/3/8" Width: 3-3/4" Height: 3-1/4" Scale:1/16
Price: US$110.00 on special US$65.95

#195-789-4 LIMBER AMMUNITION WAGON KIT
The limber was an indispensable piece of equipment during the American Civil War. It was a simple two-wheeled cart designed to carry an ammunition chest containing gunpowder and shot for the artillery pieces. A team of horses was hitched to the limber and a cannon was hooked on to its rear when the army was on the move. The ammunition chest lid was large enough to seat up to three men. However, sitting above the gunpowder was dangerous, so after the first few months of the War, only the driver rode on the limber. In times of battle, the limber and horses were left behind the lines of fire.
Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
• Cleanly cast Britannia metal components
• Authentically detailed ammunition chest
• realistic spoked wood and metal wheels to assemble
• Clearly written illustrated instructions
• Easy to build - assembly and painting time 5-10 hours
Dimensions: Length:103" Width: 4" Height: 3-3/4" Scale:1/16
Price: US$110.00 on special US$65.95

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