Small Scale Civil War Cannon


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I gathered information on cannon details from various sources and used a large amount of information from cannons currently at Gettysburg Battlefield.

Below are a few pictures and clicking on each one will take you to a larger one.

The size is 12" high by 14" wide by 24" long

Project start
Diagrams and photos
Project start
Diagrams and photos
The wheel - Part 1
The wheel - Part 2
The wheel - Part 1
The wheel - Part 2
The wheel - Part 3
The wheel - Part 4
The wheel - Part 3
The wheel - Part 4


Wheels, axle, and washers primed and ready for paint
Cardboard Layout of approximate size and shape

Cardboard Layout of approximate size and shape
Cardboard Layout of approximate size and shape

Stock, cheeks, axel box, and washers primed and ready for paint
Cardboard Layout of approximate size and shape

The "Cannon" - Parts
The Cannon - assembled and painted
The Cannon - Parts
The Cannon - assembled and painted
Wheel Group ready for assembly
Cannon Group ready for assembly
Wheel Group ready for assembly
Cannon Group ready for assembly
Finished - Part 1
Finished - Part 1
Finished - Part 1
Finished - Part 2
Finished - Part 3
Finished - Part 4
Finished - Part 3
Finished - Part 4


A closeup showing sponge, rear sponge hook, rope, and chains.
A closeup showing sponge, rear sponge hook, rope, and chains.
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