All items with the cast: Gray Iron with steel liner

 
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Bent’s Old Fort Swivel Gun

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in La Junta, CO, helps tell the story of survival in the “Great American Desert.” Fur traders William and Charles Bent built the fort in 1833. Durning its heyday before the Mexican-American War the fort on the Santa Fe Trail was…

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32-pounder Chambered Cannon of 42 Hundredweight

32-pounders of 42 hundredweight served on the largest sloops of the war. From 1842 into 1849, all six ion gun founders: Alger, Bellona, Columbia, Fort Pitt, Tredegar and West Point, produced 414, of which 11 have been found. Steen Cannon & Ordnance Works had the opportunity to…

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2-1/8-inch Woodruff Gun

James Woodruff was a prominent citizen of Quincy, Illonois, whose business interests included real estate and the Woodruff and Hayes Carriage Co. He found time to serve as a member of the delegation to Washington to suggest Quincy as a good location for a proposed national arsenal….

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12-pounder Mountain Howitzer, Model of 1835

The bronze mountain howitzer, originally classified for mountain service, was in fact a light fieldpiece of great mobility for use in all kinds of rough terrain. This little brute could shoot the  same ammunition as the 12-pounder field howitzer and the 12-pounder Napoleon (except for solid shot)….

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Tredegar Mountain Rifle, Bronze/Iron

The 2.25-inch Mountain Rifle appears in two Confederate ordnance manuals with as much detail as any other field piece of artillery.  Called Model 1862, records of its manufacture were entered in three Tredegar sources. Eighteen pieces were apparently cast from bronze and one forged from wrought iron…

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