The 1861 – 8″ Siege Mortar Base is recreated exactly to the original Ordinance Plans. This is the fully assembled Base as pictured – fitted, and painted ready to use. Weighing just over 1050#, if purchasing the Mortar tube at the same time, we will mount the tube in the base for shipment.
This Base Kit only is the un-assembled set of parts needed to completely build your own 8″ Siege Mortar Base. All nuts, bolts, side plates, iron, steel, and ductile castings to build your base. These are made to order, not stock parts, so plan on 8-12 weeks for delivery. Un-painted, some finish grinding and fitting needed. Weight: ~1050#
Hern Iron Works produces the 8″ siege mortar reproduction from the original ordnance plans. This Mortar Tube is cast with an 8-3/4″ bore to suit a bowling ball! Weight of the tube is just over 1000#.
Siege Mortars Three primary types of mortars were used during the war: siege & garrison and Coehorn mortars are also classified as siege & garrison. While guns were intended to batter down the walls of a fortification during a siege, mortars were designed to fire explosive shells over the walls of the fortification, killing the men inside, and forcing others to stay in bombproof shelters, or preventing the gunners from serving their guns and repairing damage caused by the bombardment.
Large Bore version of the popular Coehorn Mortar Light enough for a pair of friends to move around on shooting day. *Carriage not included*
The Mountain Howitzer was a light, smooth bore cannon designed to shoot a heavy projectile with a light powder charge, contained in a sub-caliber chamber at the bottom of the bore. Because of its light weight, it was much handier than other cannons of similar caliber. *Carriage not included*
The 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle, Model 1861, was the most-used light artillery piece of the Civil War. More guns of this pattern were made than any other. Ordnance Department records show that nearly 1,000 were purchased, but published reports based on records of Phoenix Iron Company which manufactured them indicate the total was closer to 1,400. *Carriage not included*
The 3″ Ordnance Rifle, Model 1861, was the most-used light artillery piece of the Civil War. More guns of this pattern were made than any other. Ordnance Department records show that nearly 1,000 were purchased, but published reports based on records of Phoenix Iron Company which manufactured them indicate the total was closer to 1,400.*Carriage not included*
The Parrott Rifle was a type of muzzle-loading rifled artillery weapon used extensively in the American Civil War. The gun was invented by Captain Robert Parker Parrott, a West Point graduate. He resigned from the service in 1836 and became the superintendent of the West PointFoundry in Cold Spring, New York. He created the first Parrott Rifle (and corresponding projectile) in 1860 and patented it in 1861. *Carriage not included* [