Guns Of History - U.S. Civil War Napoleon Cannon, Model 1857, 12-lb, 1:16 Scale
Item #: 88312
Our Price $84.95
Guns Of History - Napoleon Cannon 12-lb, 1:16 Scale
by Guns Of History All Cast
1:16 SCALE U.S. CIVIL WAR NAPOLEON CANNON, MODEL 1857, 12-POUNDER
Developed in France for Emperor Napoleon III in the 1850s, the bronze smoothbore 12-pounder became the most popular gun of the American Civil War. The Napoleon was light enough to be easily maneuverable and heavy enough to destroy field fortifications almost a mile away.
Firing solid shot, spherical case and canister, the Napoleon Cannon was also extremely versatile. By mid-1863 nearly 40% of all field artillery pieces of each army were Napoleons. The Union had over 1,000 Napoleon Cannons in its arsenal and the Confederacy over 600.
Guns Of History Kit No. MS4003
Model length 8-1/4" / width 4" / height 3-1/2" / Scale 1:16
Difficulty Level: Entry Level
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 and painting time 5-10 hours