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NAPOLEONIC CANNON 12 LB 1850

$99.95 $59.95

NAPOLEONIC CANNON 12 POUNDER 1850

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Description

Developed in France for Emperor Napoleon III in the 1850s, the bronze smoothbore 12-pounder became the most popular gun of the American Civil War. The Napoleon was light enough to be easily maneuverable and heavy enough to destroy field fortifications almost a mile away.

Firing solid shot, spherical case and canister, the Napoleon Cannon was also extremely versatile. By mid-1863 nearly 40% of all field artillery pieces of each army were Napoleons. The Union had over 1,000 Napoleon Cannons in its arsenal and the Confederacy over 600.

• Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
• Cleanly cast Britannia metal components
• Authentically detailed cannon barrel
• Realistic spoked wood and metal wheels to assemble to assemble to assemble to assemble
• Clearly written illustrated instructions
• Easy to build – assembly and painting time 5-10 hours
Dimensions: Length: 8-1/4″ Width: 4″ Height: 3-1/2″ Scale:1/16