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Original 8 inch Civil War Dahlgren Shell Gun
Original 8 inch Civil War Dahlgren Cannon for sale

This is possibly only one of the twenty three of its kind to have survived! (see below)

Original 8 inch Civil War Dahlgren Cannon for sale    Original 8 inch Civil War Dahlgren Cannon for sale
It is approximately 13 foot in length with a reproduction display carriage.
Original 8 inch Civil War Dahlgren Cannon for sale

It has the very rare 8 inch bore and is 7,500 pounds in total weight with the carriage.
The barrel is 6,000 to 6,500 lbs.
Original 8 inch Civil War Dahlgren Cannon for sale
It is in excellent condition for it age with just some minor pitting on the top of the barrel.
The bore is very good!
Original wheels.

Original 8 inch Civil War Dahlgren Cannon for sale    Original 8 inch Civil War Dahlgren Cannon for sale

You will never see another one of these available for sale at any price!!!
Bore length of 96 inches agrees with the standard length including the 8 inch round bottom Gomer chamber.
Total length is 114 inches.
Original 8 inch Civil War Dahlgren Cannon for sale

Priced Reduced $10,000 to sell instantly at: $29,950 US$ + shipping
Located US East coast for Free pick up or we can arrange delivery anywhere in the world!

Currently Listed at auction:


    A total of 151 eight inch guns were ordered before the war.

This gun is mentioned on pages 86, 87, 231 and 232 of "The Big Guns: Civil War Seize, Seacoast and Naval Cannon" by Edwin Olnstead, Wayne Stark and Spenser Tucker in 1997.

Line of Provenance:

       Norfolk Navy Yard

       Private collector in Virginia Beach, VA., who had five cannon in his yard.

       New Market Battlefield Military Museum

       By auction on June 22, 2001 to Leesburg, Va. collector


Dahlgren weapons are usually divided into three groups - bronze boat howitzers and rifles, iron smoothbores, and iron rifles. The designer, John A. B. Dahlgren Admiral John Dahlgrenof the U.S. Navy, developed the weapons primarily for use on small boats that patrolled the waterways. The necessity for these weapons was demonstrated by the Navy's experience during the Mexican War when small launches and other craft were assigned to patrol close to river and creek banks.

Dahlgren was a Lieutenant when he was assigned to the ordnance department at the U.S. Navy Yard. The first weapon systems were adopted by the Navy in 1850. These bronze 12- and 24-pounder pieces were specially designed for use on the small launches, but were also included on most naval vessels during the Civil War. His iron smoothbores were adopted in 1850 (9-inch gun) and 1851 (11-inch gun). Although these guns were designed for use against wooden ships, the iron-clad Monitor class ships carried two of these in their turrets. These weapons were later replaced by the 15-inch Dahlgrens in 1862.

By the end of the Civil War, John Dahlgren, now a Rear Admiral, was responsible for the development and design of 12-pounder boat howitzers in several weight classifications (small, medium, and light), 20- and 24-pounder howitzers (some, including the 12-pounders, were rifled); 30-, 32-, 50-, 80-, and 150-pounder rifles; and 8-, 9-, 10-, 11-, 13-, 15-, and 20-inch rifles.


"One of a Kind" Norwich Rapid Fire Civil War Cannon!

This unique gun was made to compete with John Gatlin's gun in the early trials for the US War Department.  


This is the only one known to have ever been manufactured.

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A Great Museum Quality Reproduction Piece!
An extremely rare opportunity to own a unique museum piece at a very realistic price!


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The Bronze Confederate Hughes Breech Loading Cannon

Huge $15,000 price reduction!

Hughes Cannon

Only 12 of these were manufactured and this is the only one known to exist. 


Fired a one-pound ball six to eight times a minute!

Barrel Length: 47.5 inches

Bore: 1.5 inches

Wheel Diameter: 33 inches

Breech Length: 19 inches

Fired with fuse currently.

This cannon can be fired!!!

Extensive information and documents is included with the purchase of this gun!





This fantastic piece is complete with original carriage, original ammo boxes and the original paint. 

 It has a water jacket around barrel as did machine guns -  50 years later! 


 This rapid fire breech loading gun was far advanced for its time. 

 On a scale of one to ten we would rate this as a ten in rarity, collectors value, and as an investment.

 Rock Island Auction which sales high end antique firearms sold two confederate cannons about eighteen months ago.

They both were the type widely used during the Civil War and numerous pieces were manufactured and survive today.

One cannon realized $166,750 and the other $195,500.

Ours is much rarer than either of one of these cannons that were sold at the recent sale.


Now Priced at well below its wholesale market value at: $64,950 US$!

Delivered FREE in the USA!

Note:  A reproduction of this cannon has been made from this original and you can see it firing at:

Note: We are currently researching this cannon and the history of its use during the battle for Island No. 10. and the Battle of Belmont.

The following information was just provided on July 26, 2014:

"I researched the provenance of this cannon for the National Park Service back in the 1980's when the service was attempting to locate and list every surviving piece of artillery from the Civil War.  My recollection is that it was discovered in a barn out in Kansas.  It was captured by the 7th Illinois Cavalry north of New Madrid, Mo on March 3, 1862.  So, it was used only briefly during the No 10 campaign.  I don't recall it being used at Belmont, but may have been used at Fredericktown.  I would have to find my notes.  For sure though it was brought to New Madrid from Memphis by M. Jeff Thompson."

Battle of Island No. 10 US Civil War 1862 

Additional Information

Street, Hungerford & Company

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the foundry of Street, Hungerford & Company, operated by Anthony S. Street and Fayette H. Hungerford, employed nearly 100 hands in the production of wagons, railroad cars, plows, and iron castings. Sensing the oncoming war, Street and Hungerford converted their business to cannon and munitions production. Prior to the war, the foundry produced a wide variety of ordinance. After the firing on Fort Sumter, activities were enlarged to include the casting of 6-pound cannon. Street, Hungerford & Company's cannon casting later grew to include Hughes' guns (A small breechloader firing a one-pound ball six to eight times a minute), Parrott guns, and a few heavy guns.

The firm's prior production of a variety of wood products made for an easy transition to the manufacture of gun carriages. The firm produced a large number of such carriages, some of which were made for the guns cast at the nearby Quinby & Robinson plant. There are no known surviving cannon!

 We are currently looking to buy a original bronze Mountain Howitzer like the one we just sold recently! 

Original Civil War Mountain Howitzer 


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