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  • Bronze Mountain Howitzer

    Solid bronze mountain howitzer, limber, and implements based on Lutz prairie carriage plans. The carriage was built by myself in cooperation with Ben Miller (Miller Cannon Co.). Ben Miller built the limber and boxes. One of the limber box hasps busted off in the mail, and Ben Miller said he would pay shipping to fix it. The barrel was made by Robert Gillmore of Gillmore Ordnance, Ohio. It has the correct bore and chamber. Included are the the tarpaulins, display ammunition, ammunition crate, tools, implements, recruiting banner, and more. Included is the trailer apparatus (shown). Not shown is the round roller (included). The trailer could be included with negotiation.

    If you've not read up on Mountain howitzers, they were used by artillery, cavalry, and infantry units on both sides. They were used by cav. units because they were lighter and more mobile that field artillery. Infantry units used them to defend crossroads (one such case was by the famed 54th Mass. Inf.), forts, prisons, etc. These small guns arguably helped some units become famous, such as Wilder's Lightning Brigade and Morgan's Raiders.

    This cannon is about two years old and has been fired about a dozen times at four events. It's practically new. I'm selling it because I live in a remote area and struggle to get guys to help me. This is a turnkey operation for a first class group. It is light and easy for one person to move. I've loaded the carriage in and out of the trailer by myself. It comes with everything you would need, except powder and primers. $18,000. Trades considered, especially a replica Kubelwagen (I'm into VWs as well as military history)

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    Den Bolda

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    Re: Bronze Mountain Howitzer

    Very nice! My goal is to obtain an original Mountain Howitzer in the future. This would be a close second.
    Tristan Galloway

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    • #3
      Re: Bronze Mountain Howitzer

      Someone asked about trades.

      I’m open to lots of things. Classic cars are a favorite, but I’d entertain other ideas.
      Den Bolda

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      • #4
        Re: Bronze Mountain Howitzer

        One of those interests wouldn't be music equipment would it? I have a nice 1975 Gibson Les Paul I could throw in with a little boot.....just curious. Nice Gun for sure!!
        Landon Hodnett

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        • #5
          Re: Bronze Mountain Howitzer

          Mr Hornet, that’s quite an offer! I’m flattered, but I don’t play guitar. Thanks for reaching out.
          Den Bolda

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          • #6
            Re: Bronze Mountain Howitzer

            Stupid autocorrect. My apologies Mr. Hodnett.
            Den Bolda

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            • #7
              Re: Bronze Mountain Howitzer

              That's a great set up. Love the trailer mounts. If I hadn't bought my Ord Rifle 2 years ago I'd be all over this. Did you Post it on Authentic CW Artillery Facebook? I may have missed it. Great price for the setup.
              Frank Siltman
              24th Mo Vol Inf
              Cannoneer, US Army FA Museum Gun Crew
              Member, Oklahoma Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
              Company of Military Historians
              Lawton/Fort Sill, OK

              Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay -- and claims a halo for his dishonesty.ó Robert A. Heinlein

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              • #8
                Re: Bronze Mountain Howitzer

                Mr. Siltman,
                I did post it to the facebook page, but I didn't want to risk high exposure and get any accounts deleted. You know how the Zuck-stapo can be.
                Den Bolda

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                • #9
                  Re: Bronze Mountain Howitzer

                  It is very happy to see nice Gun. It is a great setup to watch.Love to see again and again
                  Peter James

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bronze Mountain Howitzer

                    Thanks, Peter.

                    As a note for anybody, my neighbor owns his own 18 wheeler. Shipping can be arranged fairly easily. :)
                    Den Bolda

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bronze Mountain Howitzer

                      That is one nice howitzer. However unfortunately I donít think now is best time for me to purchase one.
                      Dan Kohli

                      4th U.S. Artillery, Battery A WI.

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