Toy soldiers need toy artillery support. This Penncraft naval gun was always handy for use with Lincoln Log fortifications. Its non-firing but can still send a lot of pretend iron downrange.
Tootsietoy 3" parrott rifle
As a little kid this was my first gun; I'd fire BBs from it at my army guys
It was a steady shooter.The scale of this little gun is actually pretty accurate, as was its firing; this spring-loaded shooter knocked down lots of plastic soldiers .
I painted the carriage on this Penncraft Napoleon with its very shiny tube. As a kid I could usually find these at any historical tourist attraction, I think I got one at Greenfield Village in
A typical souvenir cast-iron Penncraft with "VIRGINIA" on the trail. Even as a kid I was kind of a stickler for scale and guns like this were just too big to find themselves on the firing line of my bedroom-floor battlefields.
An Americana combination Whitworth rifle and...
pencil sharpener! !
A Britains Royal Artillery Gun, this one is a little battered but it still shoots well .
A Britains Howitzer with threaded elevation screw and firing lever. These shoot little metal projectiles.
A Japanese knock-off of a Britains Royal Artillery cannon. I really like the complexity of this gun with adjustable elevation and intricate breech mechanism, and it shoots well.
This is a masterpiece, the Britains 4.5" naval gun. This is the gun which made possible the modern wargaming as invented by H.G. Welles. I made hardwood projectiles for this gun which I've fired for distances of over twenty feet.
A crazy big made-in-india tourist trade cast iron gun. The breech screws off and there's a hole in the knob making me think this for using with firecrackers.
As big as I can go. The tube of this parrott I turned on my woodlathe.