Michael
Elledge
Carronade
Portfolio-
Custom made Cannon Carriages for "FIRING"
Barrels Sold -Pg. 3

American Civil War Reproduction Naval / Ships Artillery Carriage
Built for 2/3 Scale 1841 Six Pounder Barrel
This red oak carriage was a custom carriage built for a customer who had a
Hern Iron Works 2/3 scale 1841 Six Pounder (6-lb) barrel.  The barrel is
43-1/2" long and weighs approximately 250 pounds.  The carriage is 30"
long, 17" tall and 23" wide at the rear axle.  
The carriage has forged iron accents and weighs 64 pounds.
Location- Houston, Texas
michael@jmelledge.com
Website :  www.jmelledge.com
Phone- 713-249-6020
Rendition of 18th century
naval / ships carriage custom
built for a customer for his
replica black powder "
firing"
brass "Brooks USA" 24
Pounder barrel with a 1" bore.
It's barrel weighs 16 pounds.  
Length is 13" and a 3"
diameter breech.  Overall
measurements are 13" wide x
18" long x 10" tall and weighs
28 pounds.
I made Implements (Ram Rod, Sponges,Worm,& Powder Charge Shaping Mandrels) & a Garrison Carriage
for a customers Brooks USA, Brass, Golf Ball shooting cannon barrel that is 16" long.
This Garrison carriage was custom made from red oak wood metal accents, & stained.  The carriage is
approximately 19" long, 9" tall and 18" wide at the axle.  The carriage weighs approximately 28 pounds.
Customers pictures of his Hern Iron
Works 2/3 scale 1841 Six Pounder
barrel mounted on the custom
naval/ships carriage I made him.
Customers 2 pictures of his 24
Pounder Brass barrel mounted on
the custom Garrison carriage I
made him.
This naval carriage was custom made from oak wood with hand forged metal accents (Flat Black paint) &
stained (Jacobean).  I made this carriage for a shooting Brooks USA Brass 24 Pounder black powder
cannon barrel with a 1" bore. It's barrel weighs 16 pounds.  Length is 13" and a 3" diameter breech.  
Overall measurements are 13" wide x 18" long x 10" tall and weighs 28 pounds.  
I also made a worm, sponge and ramrod for this piece not shown in the picture.
My customer had an Early 1800's French Naval Six Pounder cannon that came off the coast of
Argentina.  I was commissioned to build a new naval carriage for his gun and use as much of the antique
hardware as possible off the old carriage.  The naval carriage was custom made from fir wood with some
of his old and my new hand forged metal accents (Flat Black paint).  The carriage is painted an authentic
late 1700's "Carriage Red" oil enamel color.
It's barrel weighs approximately
1800 pounds with a 4.75" bore size.  The length is 86" and the breech
diameter is 15".