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ocollens05 Aug 2022 7:28 a.m. PST

Does anybody make it in 28mm? I've looked in vain.

Wolverine05 Aug 2022 9:56 a.m. PST

TA Miniatures has them. I bought some a few years ago.

link

ocollens05 Aug 2022 10:36 a.m. PST

Thanks Wolverine. Unfortunately their website does not seem to work properly. Tried a couple of times.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 10:58 a.m. PST

TA Miniatures are now sold under North Star Miniatures. However, I did not see a Mountain Howitzer, just big siege guns.

rmaker07 Aug 2022 2:01 p.m. PST

Have you checked ACW lines?

ocollens08 Aug 2022 5:03 a.m. PST

Strange that a weapon with Hollywood megastar status (for a weapon that is) – MAJOR DUNDEE – should be so difficult to find.
I can't find any substitutes either. The barrel was long for a howitzer and had a distinctive shape. Have looked in all the ACW providers and in Mexican American War lines. It was used on the plains too.

rmaker10 Aug 2022 8:20 p.m. PST

The barrel was long for a howitzer

I think you have that backwards. Per the 1860 Ordnance Manual, the 12-pdr Field Howitzer had a 46.25" (10 caliber) bore, while the Mountain Howitzer had only a 28.16" (6.1 caliber) bore. Overall tube lengths were 58.6" v. 37.21" respectively.

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