CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS
OWNER (Don Tolefson) 804 824 8859 (Cell)
SON (Jeff Tolefson) 804 832 4928 (Cell)
HOME (Land Line) 804 693 4979
Carriages are sold as Static Displays ... and only as Static Displays. They are not to be subjected to "Live Fire".
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FULL-SIZE CARRIAGE (57" wheel diameter) : $8750.00
3/4-SIZE CARRIAGE (42" wheel diameter) : $6550.00
2/3-SIZE CARRIAGE (38" wheel diameter) : $5700.00
Price includes either a full-size Parrott
Rifle or a 6-pounder style DECORATOR gun barrel.
Carriages are made of SOLID PVC and steel...no
rot(ever)...indefinite outdoor service...proven over 15 years of
Gun barrels have external steel "skin", and
rock-hard external surfaces on the muzzle and breech components.
Barrels are concrete- filled in the space between the central
steel(bore)tube and the steel "skin".
Light-weight barrels using foam-fill are available.
|Theater Model, 3/4 Size, light weight, built to scale, easily handled,
fully outfitted no.1 Field Carriage with Parrott Rifle on board
This new model will serve movie and video set-designers, lobby adornments, outside attractions, yard displays and so forth. Like all other company products, the major construction material is tough PVC with unlimited outdoor life. The business model for this product is unique..."BUY IT, USE IT, AND THEN SELL IT". Advertising materials to be used for reselling the product will be provided to the customer. The resell price could cover all of the customers initial costs and possibly more!
Carriage: front of wheels to rear hitch = 90", Bottom of wheel to rear hitch = 69"
Gun Barrel: 59" over-all-length, gun-barrel-trunnions to front end of barrel = 35", front of barrel to rear hitch =104".
Carriage: 42" wheel height, wheel-track on ground = 48", hubs project 5" outward.
System Price (as shown): $4900.00
A $700.00 option concerns recorded sounds of "cannon fire", extremely loud cannon blasts through two 100-watt speakers. The sound is initiated by a hand-held wireless "FOB". The system is built-into the Trail and is invisible to view. Recorded messages and music can be added.
Outfitted full-size No. 1 field carriage, solid PVC and Steel. Two-hundred watt outdoor sound system with cannon firing blast. Remote hand-held push button (fob). Hunter-green speakers.
|OUTDOOR SOUND SYSTEMS|
Recorded Cannon Blasts, initiated by a hand-held FOB or Motion detector or pedestal mounted push-button are a source of fun. OTHER SOUNDS...
OUTDOOR SOUND SYSTEMS
|Military Music especially TAPS and Marching Music
||Turkey gobbler, recorded messages, instructions and historical information
Powered by 120-volts ac or 12- VOLT dc battery with or without solar battery charger. Mount system in truck bed if desired with battery source from the truck battery or from a separate battery and solar charger in the truck bed.
Enclosures for the electronics and speakers are of different shapes/sizes. Speakers can be separate from the source electronics or all elements can be included in a single enclosure.
Two speakers are included, one is a sub-woofer; each are 100-watts providing far reaching (Loud) sounds.
Sound is stored on a media card which is inserted into the electronic system. Sound is loaded to the storage device or flash drive via a computer or micro-phone. As mentioned, the storage devices can be can be loaded with music, cannon blasts, TAPS and nature sounds and messages related to the site of the system.
NEW! LIGHTWEIGHT Replica Gun Barrels
Using Compressed Foam in the Interior. Steel outer skin and steel control tube.
SOLID PVC SPHERES AND CEMENTABLE SOLID PVC HALF-SPHERES
SIZE IS 2" TO 8" DIAMETER
3/4 Size no. 1 Field Carriage supporting a 3/4 size 6 Pdr, 1841 style Decorator gun barrel. Wheel Height = 42".
Same as above except 84% size with a wheel height of 48".
NEW: Reduced Size Artillery Pieces for Display on Desk Tops and in Offices, Hallways and Lobbies.
Civil War Artillery Pieces such as Field Carriages with Parrott rifles,6-Pdr. Cannon, Howitzers, and 3" Ordnance Rifles are available at approximately 25% full-size. Also Dictator Mortars, welded stacks of cannon balls and full-size replicas of grape-shot, etc. These are dimensionally scaled pieces for indoor and outdoor use.
LOW COST STAGE PROPS....ALL PVC CONSTRUCTION....EASILY MOVEABLE...INDOOR/OUTDOOR.
CIVIL WAR GUN CARRIAGES,FULL-SIZE AND SMALLER. LARGER TOO.
CIVIL WAR GUN BARRELS,FIVE MODELS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE. SIZE IS CONSISTENT WITH CORRESPONDING GUN CARRIAGE. 130" MODELS AVAILABLE. PLEASE INQUIRE.
New! Reduced size sponge buckets to suit smaller gun carriages. Three sizes. Click on picture for larger image.
SIEGE GUNS, SIEGE CARRIAGES and SEACOAST MORTARS
* 30 lb. Parrott Rifle (131.5")
* Armstrong Rifle (131")
* Dictator Mortar (13" bore)
Rifle and Mortar Replicas have steel exterior surfaces. Solid-PVC-and-Steel Carriages will not rot or decay. Contact: Don Tolefson, (804) 824-8859
Two full-size no.1 field carriages each with a Decorator Gun Barrel, $19,500.00, 60-days delivery. Choice of Parrott, 6-pounder or 3" Ordnance Rifle. Cannon ball stacks, 6" balls, 30 balls per stack. Balls constructed of a styrofoam core with a hard shell exterior surface. $499.00 per stack.
Lightweight Decorator Gunbarrels
Full-size and reduced-size models. Constructed similar to the concrete filled models except high-density foam is used in place of the concrete fill. Parrott, 6-pounder and 3" Ordnance rifles. Each weighs less than 40 lbs. $900.00 for full-size models.
BROOKE RIFLE, ARMSTRONG RIFLE, OTHERS
FIBERGLASS, STEEL AND PVC - FULL-SIZE
Full size artillery pieces with cutouts to view interior contents.
|• Exploding shell with fuse, powder and iron balls
||• Canister with iron balls
|• Solid iron ball
||• Grape shot with 9 balls
|• Sections of gun barrels depicting rifling
Full-size Revolutionary War carriage and cast iron gun barrel
Carriage is constructed of solid PVC and steel. Wheel height is 54". Carriage is priced at $8,000.00. Note the dual trail and six-piece steel tires. Decorator Gun Barrel is available. This Revolutionary War cannon(PVC carriage and cast iron gun barrel as shown in the images on the left and right) is on display at the Fort McIntosh Monument in Beaver, PA.
No.1, No.2, and No.3 Civil War field carriages. Solid PVC and steel construction. Decorators, no live fire.
• 3" ordnance rifle (72.7")
• 6 pdr., 1841 style (65.6")
• 3" parrott rifle (78.4")
• 12 pdr. field howitzer (58.6")
Gun barrels have a thin steel outside liner, a central steel tube, and concrete fill between the steel tube and the outside liner. Machined end-pieces constructed of solid PVC.
Carriages and barrels are built to scale
full-size wheel height=57";
125% wheel height=72"
• Sponge-and-rammer stick (staff)
(wool fleece sponge on one end - hardwood rammer head on the other)
• Worm stick
(coiled-steel clean-out tool on one end)
• Hand spike
(thick round stick tapered to suit pointing rings on rear of trail - used to point the gun barrel)
• Worm chain and sponge/rammer chain
(used to provide support)
• Sponge water bucket
(hangs from axle strap)
STEEL BALL STACKS
Stacks of welded steel balls, 2" to 12" ball diameters
100-watt outdoor sound systems - plays recorded sounds of cannon firing. Three ways to trigger the sound; wireless remote, push-button, motion sensor. Recorded music and messages too.
Theft Resistant implement kit with sponge/rammer and work shafts made of painted hollow steel rod, lockable with unobtrusive keyed locks. Other items also lockable including hand spike.
|full-size no.1, click on the images below for a larger view
Full-Size No. 1 Field Carriages Supporting Full-size 1841 style 6-Pdr Gun Barrels, constructed from a central steel tube, a thin steel outer jacket and concrete-fill in between. Feels like cast iron... looks like a $7,000.00 machined gun barrel. These are non-shooters or 'Decorator' gun barrels. Four styles available at any size, including 125% size for long-distance viewing.
|3/4-size no.1, click on the images below for a larger view
3/4-size civil war no. 1 field carriage constructed of steel and solid PVC, painted in Olive Drab green, 42" tall wheels.
Full-size (66" lg.) 1841 style 6 pdr. gun barrel; steel-jacketed and filled with concrete, solid PVC end-pieces (muzzle and breech).
Three other styles of gun barrels available (Parrott Rifle, 12 pdr. Field Howitzer, 3" Ordnance Rifle). All four styles available in 1/2-size, 2/3-size, 3/4-size, full-size, and 125% full size.
Announcement: Revolutionary War Ordnance
Orders are now being accepted for Revolutionary War 1779 3-pounder gun carriages and gun barrels. Full-size (40" wheel diameter) and reduced size models available. Gun barrels are exact in appearance but are steel-jacketed and filled with concrete. The muzzle and breech end-pieces are solid PVC.
OVERSIZED GUN BARRELS AND CARRIAGES ARE AVAILABLE
Oversized units make viewing-from-a-distance more distinct. And, when close-up, the sheer enormity of the object is quite impressive. 125% of full-size provides a 6' tall (6' diameter) wheel, for example.
NEW - STACKS OF LARGE SIZE (Hollow) STEEL BALLS
3", 4" and 5" diameter balls - WELDED TOGETHER.
|SQUARE STACKS (4 inclined sides)
||TRIAGULAR STACKS (3 inclined sides)
|2 layer - 5 balls
||2 layer - 4 balls
|3 layer - 14 balls
||3 layer - 10 balls
|4 layer - 30 balls
||4 layer - 20 balls
CIVIL WAR GUN SOUNDS!
A sound system is available which allows recorded gun sounds from Civil War Cannon to be broadcast from hidden speakers located near your Civil War gun emplacement. The sounds are triggered either by a person passing by the gun emplacement or by the push of a button on a nearby stand. The sounds can also be triggered by a wireless remote 'clicker.' The speaker system is rated at up to 100-watts which means the gun sounds can be heard up to 2000 feet away. The system is 'weatherized' and can be hidden in (available) fake rocks. The electrical requirements are either common 120 volt household power or by rechargeable batteries. In addition to Civil War gun sounds, any other recording can be played such as a voice greeting or music, etc. Please call (804-824-8859) for additional information and current pricing.
FULL SIZE CARRIAGE WITH 1000 LB. CAST IRON GUN BARREL
Steel and solid PVC carriage. Will not rot and looks like wood (Don't Let Your Investment Rot Away!). Leave outdoors and do not worry about maintenance or decay. Parrott 10-pounder cast iron gun barrel shown in the photo. Weighs in excess of 1000 lbs. 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 84%, and full-size carriages available. Wheels range from 28" to 57" in size. The 84% size model has a wheel diameter of 48".
Simulated concrete gun barrels with exterior steel liners available for all carriage sizes and built to-scale in each case. Sponge buckets, hand spikes, sponge rods and worms available.
ORIGINATOR OF THE SOLID PVC NO. 1 FIELD CARRIAGE
Solid PVC construction with internal steel reinforcement. Finely
textured surface holds paint well and looks like wood (Don't Let Your Investment Rot Away!). SIMULATED WOOD GRAIN FINISH NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE PVC CARRIAGE!
Solid PVC hub, spokes and outer rim. Spokes are tapered and of oval cross-section.
Contain steel reinforcement.
• Dished Design •
• Steel tires, 3" wide •
• Steel bands on the hubs •
• Wheels roll smoothly on steel axles •
STOCK OR TRAIL
Solid PVC stock of exact geometry. Steel attachments (trail plate, trail handles,
lunette, elevating screw, prolonge hooks, wheel guard plates).
Solid PVC cheeks of exact geometry. Steel attachments (trunnion plates and caps, cap chains, washer hooks, linstock socket, D-rings, understraps, implement hooks).
AXLE HOUSING AND AXLE
Steel attachments (axle bands and understrap).
UPS - Ship wheels in two wood boxes, ship stock and axle housing in a third wood box, ship barrel on a pallet. Customer removes parts from the boxes and assembles the unit. Customer pays UPS charges and box construction / packing charges.
Direct Ship - Using a rental van, the carriage is loaded as a complete unit. The barrel usually is carried on the floor of the van and placed on the carriage after arrival. Customer pays van rental, fuel charges, and driver charge.
A kit is available to lock the carriage to earth. This kit can be installed by the driver if the Direct Ship method is used.
STACK OF GLOSSY BLACK STEEL CANNON BALLS
Ball size - 2-3/8" diameter
14 Ball Stack, 3 layers, $300.00
30 Ball Stack, 4 layers, $400.00
Balls are mechanically interlocked in the shape of a pyramid and are attached
to a painted 2" thick PVC base board.