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GUNS OF HISTORY JAMES CANNON 6-LBR      1:16 SCALE

GUNS OF HISTORY JAMES CANNON 6-LBR 1:16 SCALE

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Guns Of History James Cannon 6-Pounder 1:16 Scale

by Guns Of History   Wood & Metal Kit 

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR JAMES CANNON, 6-POUNDER, MODEL 1841

HISTORY

The Model 1841 cannon was a lightweight gun used extensively during the Mexican War. Though fairly mobile at 900 pounds, its softball-sized shot was too small to do much damage. It was easily outranged, especially once rifled guns came into use.

An extensive number of these 6-pounders existed at the outbreak of the Civil War, and were pressed into service by both sides. When the advantages of rifled guns that fired elongated projectiles across greater distances became apparent, the government began to convert older smoothbores into rifled weapons.

A common artillery piece that was converted was the Model 1841. Accuracy and range were greatly improved by re-boring its 3.67 caliber to 3.8 and rifling it in the "James" fashion to accept the patent projectiles designed by General Charles T. James. Hence, it became a James rifle.

KIT FEATURES

Historically accurate and perfectly scaled

Cleanly cast Britannia metal components

Authentically detailed cannon barrel

Realistic spoked wooden wheels

Clearly written illustrated instructions

Easy to build assembly & painting time 5-10 hours

Guns Of History Kit No. MS4007

Model length 8" / width 4" / height 3-1/4" / Scale 1:16 

Difficulty Level:  Entry Level 

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