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BREECH LOADING WILLIAMS GUN 1862 1:16 Scale Wood & Metal Kit
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BREECH LOADING WILLIAMS GUN 1862 1:16 Scale Wood & Metal Kit

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BREECH LOADING WILLIAMS GUN 1862

1:16 Scale Wood & Metal Kit

 

BRIEF HISTORY

Designed for the Confederacy by Captain D.R. Williams of Covington, Kentucky, this rapid-fire breech-loading gun was classified as a 1-lb cannon. Turning the hand crank opened the sliding breech, allowing the three-man crew to load a round and cap the primer. The continuing crank movement closed the breech and released the hammer. The projectile tumbled as it flew, adding a terrifying scream to the destruction it portended.

The effective range was 80 yards with a rate of fire of about 20 rounds per minute. The barrel was 4 feet long and had a 1.57” caliber.

Approximately 40 of these guns were made to supply 7 different Confederate batteries. Four guns were captured and sent to West Point. One is still on display at the West Point Museum.

 

KIT FEATURES

·       Historically accurate, highly detailed wood & metal model

·       Laser cut basswood ammunition box & precision cast Britannia metal parts

·       One-piece easy-to-mount wheels

·       Clearly written illustrated instructions

 

 

THE MODEL

Length: 7-1/2”

Height: 3-1/2”

Width: 3-1/2”

Scale: 1:16

Kit No. MS4020

 

MADE IN THE USA    

Design, plans & prototype model by Ken Goldman

Guns of History Kit No. MS4020


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