Model of 1883 Gatling Cannon
with Hartford, Conn. Lable
Dimensions: Overall Lgth: 14 1/4″ Cannon Lgth: 8 1/2″ Overall Ht: 8″ Wt: 4 lbs 9 oz.
Presented is a very nicely done model of an 1883 Gatling Cannon, typical of the Civil War Period. Turning the handle at the back end cascabel of the cannon produces a faint clicking sound to approximate the sound of feeding multiple charges.
Views of both sides of Cannon
The carriage is a combination of wood and metal, with wood wheels and spokes covered in a metal band, and wood ammunition boxes with metal trim.
Front and Back view of Gatling Cannon
We’ve owned this model for a number of years in our personal collection and just recently decided to offer it for sale. This is a static model and is not a working cannon. It is quite good size and makes a very dramatic display piece for a den or office. Our recollection is that the selection of model cannons we acquired were made in Spain. There are no markings indicating the maker.