Black powder/muzzleloader type:
Since heavy artillery made up the first line of defense of the United States, more attention was paid to it, and money spent on it, than on field artillery. In January, 1860 there were 61 forts and batteries that defended America’s coastal cities, this does not account for the numerous forts that guarded the U.S Capital and along the rivers. A lot of these cannons were mounted on Barbette Carriages that were designed to be higher than the walls of fortifications. Our 24-pounder currently is only made as a decorative cannon and it is mounted on an all metal Front Pintle Barbette Carriage.
Origin:Artillery of the United States
Bore:5.82 - inch
Weight:Originally 5750 lbs | Our Aluminum Verison 1800 lbs.
Carriage: | Front Pintle Barbette Carriage (All Metal with simulated wood finish)