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DX402 DENIX
MINIATURE 12-POUNDER
1861 CIVIL WAR CANNON

List Price - $139.00
Our Price: $119.95

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1861 CIVIL WAR 12-POUNDER CANNONNobleWares Image of Miniature 1861 CIVIL WAR 12-POUNDER CANNON model 402 by DENIX 402 by DENIX
This Miniature replica of the 12-pounder is made with exacting attention to detail by the world renown replica makers Denix of Spain. Features include a wood carriage, 6" metal rimmed wheels, detachable wooden ram and powder rod with metal fittings, and real rope breeching. Its 7.5/8" cast metal barrel can be removed from the carriage for closer inspection. This reminder of a momentous time in our nation’s history measures approximately 15 inches long and weighs in at a hefty 2.8 lbs. A treasure for the Civil War enthusiast, this outstanding fully Assembled Denix Cannon Model 402 makes an imposing display in any home or office.
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Barrel Length: 7 5/8 inches
Overall Width: 8 ½ inches
Overall Length: 15 inches
Overall Height: 6 1/2 inches
Material: Cast Metal, Wood, Plastic, Rope
Weight: 2.8 lbs
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"A battery of artillery is worth a thousand muskets." - Gen. William T. Sherman
Field cannon were often pulled into place by a team of horses, the number of horses depending upon the size and weight of the cannon. After the cannon was unlimbered, the horses and caissons were moved back to the relative safety of the rear or perhaps other nearby safe spot. The cannon’s crew would then align the aim and trajectory by hand, load and fire. A competent crew might fire its cannon twice a minute, but under the heat of battle and with the adrenaline pumping, four canister shots a minute were known to occur. Depending on the particular powder charge amount and ammunition used, when the cannon fired, it would recoil from a few feet up to maybe a dozen yards. The gun crew would swab and load the cannon as it was rolled back into place by hand.
   
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