9" Dahlgren Cannon

9" Dahlgren on display in New Hope, PA

This cannon is the inspiration for the carbide cannon you see below.

This is a polyamide (nylon like material) Dahlgren Carbide Cannon. It was designed by Ray Brandes. The barrel is about the same size as a Big-Bang 12F (in background). The Breech block is positioned on the right side of the breech. This allows the true-to-scale cascable and elevtion screw. Also, the cannon can be displayed with the breech block to the wall so it will not show. Plans are being made a limited number of these in cast iron.