Steen Cannons & Ordinance Company

Rules and Regulations on Firing Muzzle loading Artillery


Firing Civil War Artillery Instructional Video

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History of Artillery

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Misc Civil War Resources


The following are sources for various items that customers often request. Click here for a .doc of this information.

Cannon Friction Primers:
Phil “Boom Boom” Sieglein
5026 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, Fl. 34690
Phone (between 9 am & 3 pm): (727) 934-4330


Friction Primers by Premium Powder & Pyrotechnics:
Jason Clagg, Owner
Rt. 2 Box 322
Ona, WV 25545
Cell: (304) 208-5508
Home: (304) 762-2569

Web site:


Black Powder by Jacks Powder Keg
Marksville, LA
Call Angelo
Business: 318-253-6423
or: 888-245-9631


Cannon Ball Molds:
Bill Anderson
Phone: (757) 870-5493

Charlie Young
Phone (916) 725-3442


Cannon Sights:
Fred Chapman (Chapman & Son)
14893 C. Drive North
Marshall, MI 49068
Phone: (269) 781-4581


Carriage Parts:
Carriage Parts LTD
1017 Russwood Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) 573-8045


Paint Information:
Our company uses only two paint companies, Pittsburgh Paint Co.(PPG) or the Porter Paint Co. owned by Pittsburgh. The paint formulas will be the same for both companies but will differ in product.The gallon formula that you will need to take to the paint store is, B-5Y, C-2Y32, G-8, Z-16 also, this formula has to be used in a neutral base or Ultra Deep Base. Depending on if you are painting a wood carriage or a metal carriage will also depend on what product you will need to use. Before painting any surface I recommend using a sanding sponge or sandpaper of medium grit and rub over all surfaces to be painted. If you are painting over new wood or bare metal I suggest using a good primmer. If you are re-coating a surface that already has paint on it then do your light sanding as described above and spot prime any bare surfaces then apply our finish coats. On wood I recommend one coat of primmer, one coat of oil bass enamel and two coats of 100% acrylic exterior paint. On metal carriages the only difference will be in the primmer. I recommend a light sanding (rubbing over the surface and dusting off the dust) between coats until you apply your finish coat. On wood carriage hardware we use only oil base paint. On all aluminum carriages everything gets the same paint as described above. In choosing out door paint remember GLOSS exterior paint is equal to SEMI-GLOSS interior paint when it comes to how shinny it is. We always use a GLOSS exterior 100% acrylic paint for our final coats.


How to Obtain Working Blueprints


TABLES OF FIRE (Range Tables) – Page1   Page2


10 Different Tables for Civil War Field Cannons


These were glued to the inside of the Ammunition Chest Cover
They are great to frame and decorate an artillery or gun room


6 Pdr. BRONZE Gun, Model 1841
12 Pdr. BRONZE Gun, Model 1857 [Napoleon]
12 Pdr. BRONZE Mountain Howitzer Model 1841
3.67 In. BRONZE Rifled Gun [Experimental]
3 In. Wrought Iron ORDINANCE RIFLE, Model 1861
10 Pdr. Iron PARROTT RIFLE [2.9 Inch Bore]
24 Pdr. BRONZE Field Howitzer
12 Pdr. BRONZE Gun, Model 1841


$4 each or a set of all 10 for $25 + postage
(Mailed Flat in a heavy duty mailer)


Antique Ordnance Publishers
PO Box 610434
Port Huron, MI 48061
Priority Mail Postage
Eastern and Central Time Zones: $5.00, Mountain Time Zone: $7.00, Pacific Time Zone: $9.00
[1 Table or 10, it is the same postage rate]


Antique Ordnance Publishers
PO Box 610434, Port Huron, MI 48061
Tel: (810) 987-7749
Cell: (810) 444-9710