BARRELS

  • All barrels are poured solid
    (Be leery of sure lock methods of casting around sleeves or barrels that have not been poured solid.) Bronze Barrels are cast VERTICALLY!

  • Barrels are then machine bored using deep hole gun drilling equipment.

  • Barrels and trunnions are lathe turned using CNC lathes & Milling machines then we spend several hours hand polishing before painting. (Some companies JUST hand finish the outside of the barrels)

  • Half inch wall thick seamless steel tubing with 85,000 lb tensile strength is used for the sleeve

  • Sleeve is closed at the breach end with a steel plug threaded and then welded, NOT just sweat-fitted

  • Breach plug has a radius of 25% of the bore and is 1 inch thick at the thinnest point and self centers at the base of the barrel.

  • Barrels come equipped with a copper vent threaded into the barrel

  • Compare all of our finishing steps on our Carriages and Carriage Hardware

Bronze Barrel

All of our barrels are cast SOLID, VERTICALLY with a “deadhead or sprue”. This is the method used in the period in which the original barrels were cast. By casting vertically, barrels are more likely to be free of any imperfections because all of the impurities and gases rise to the top of the barrel and collect in the sprue of deadhead portion. The deadhead or sprue is cut off or machined off leaving only the barrel itself.

Barrels are then machine bored using deep hole gun drilling equipment After the barrel is bored, we install a 65,000 pound tensile strength liner with a breech plug that has a radius and has been threaded and welded into the liner.

All of our barrels are cast three quarters of and inch bigger than the original specifications and then the barrels and trunnions are lathe turned using computerized lathes and milling machines. You can be assured that every barrel is exactly to the original specifications. Some companies lathe finish their barrels by means of just sanding the outside while the lathe turns the barrels; and very few companies machine their trunnions.

All of our barrels come with a copper vent threaded into the barrel.

We have supplied bronze barrels to such noted National Battlefields as Vicksburg and Petersburg. “Steen Cannons will always set the standard that all other companies will try to match.”

Cast Iron Barrel

All of our barrels are cast SOLID. This is the method used in the period in which the original barrels were cast. By casting solid, barrels are more likely to be free of any imperfections, any impurities or gases that may occur will move to the center of the casting where they will be removed in the drilling process.

Barrels are then machine bored using deep hole gun drilling equipment. After the barrel is bored, we install a 85,000 pound tensile strength liner with a breech plug that has a radius and has been threaded and welded into the liner.

All of our barrels are cast three quarters of and inch bigger than the original specifications and then the barrels and trunnions are lathe turned using computerized lathes and milling machines. You can be assured that every barrel is exactly to the original specifications. Some companies lathe finish their barrels by means of just sanding the outside while the lathe turns the barrels; and very few companies machine their trunnions.

All of our barrels come with a copper vent threaded into the barrel. “Steen Cannons will always set the standard that all other companies will try to match.”

Custom Barrel Stenciling

Steen Cannons is the only company that has made the effort to really try to create a true reproduction of an original tube. We have gone out in the battlefields and have taken rubbings of original stampings and have had custom stamps made so that our barrels look exactly like the originals. This is one of the processes that is a bonus when you purchase a barrel from Steen Cannons

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Various Hardware and Extras

We have a large list of various hardware for sale, for maintenance etc of our cannons.  Due to the amount of items we provide a list of the hardware with prices.  Please see the attached document below for the list and contact us to order today!

Hardware & Accessories