INTRODUCING THE WYVERN IV
High quality authentic life size replica cannon barrel
The Wyvern IV is a 4ft long replica of a traditional Cannon Barrel and looks just like the real thing. Think Ships Cannons, Pirate Cannons, Field Guns, Castle Battlements, Gun Turrets, War of Independence, Civil War, Re-enactors, Stage Props and most other types of cannons. Cannons of all shapes and sizes have always been popular and highly sought after items. Historically, though, they’ve been very expensive, very heavy and very hard to get hold of. Good quality models and replicas are also hard to find and even then, they’re still very heavy, very difficult to transport, and they’re still extremely expensive. Well, now they’re not! Now you can have all that authenticity, all that nostalgia, pride, presence and pleasure for a fraction of the cost.
COMPUTER CONTROLLED MANUFACTURING
High quality and authentic finish
The one piece cannon barrel is made by pouring high quality virgin black powder polyethylene into a fine detailed cast aluminium mould with a sandblasted finish then placed in a computer controlled oven and baked at high temperatures until molten. The mould is rotated through multiple axes so the molten polyethylene evenly distributes and coats the whole interior until it builds to a thick wall. The computer programming then switches into cooling mode and the cannon barrel is hardened and precisely formed.
POUR THE BLACK POWDER
CLAMP THE MOULD INTO THE OVEN
ROTATIONALLY MOULD THE MATERIAL
REMOVE THE CANNON BARREL
Our cannon barrel only weighs approximately 4.5 Kg (9lb). This makes it very light and easy to move around.
Please see the measurements section above for all dimensions.
Our cannon barrels are rotationally moulded from high quality virgin polyethylene (plastic) which is super strong and tough and almost indestructible.
Yes, the cannon barrel is completely hollow. It has an outer skin or shell which is approximately 6mm (¼”) thick.
Yes, we know of a number of customers who have filled their cannons with sand or water to make them much heavier for an additional level or authenticity. There is a small hole on the underside of the cannon barrel.
The cannon barrel is made from high quality virgin polyethylene which is a type of plastic. It will last for a long, long time (think 30+ years) and can be left outside exposed to all manner of wind, weather, rain and sunlight.
No, we only have the realistic barrel of the cannon for sale as the carriages are too heavy and expensive to ship. Most of our customers prefer to design and make their own carriages as part of a hobby, pastime or profession. If you are considering making your own carriage then please have a look at our carriage plans which are free to download.
No. The cannon barrel is for ornamental purposes only.
We do know of customers who have converted the cannon for firing fireworks and smoke, light and noise systems, and it is also possible to insert a steel pipe into the muzzle, however, we cannot recommend this and all responsibility for any alterations or additions to the cannon barrel will be with the customer.
Yes, we can supply any number of cannon barrels for any situation you may have.
We have sold our cannon barrels in large numbers for pirate ships, stage shows, theme parks, adventure golf courses, museums, escape rooms, historical re-enactments and more. Please contact us for special pricing and shipping arrangements depending on the specific number of cannon barrels you require. We hold plenty of cannon barrels in stock and production of larger numbers can always be arranged to suit any requirement you may have .
We have tried to answer the most common questions we receive but please feel free to contact us if you have any further information using the form at the bottom of the page.
Download the Wyvern IV Carriage Build Guide
A step-by-step guide to build your very own Wyvern IV Carriage
Get in touch
PO Box 428 Silverdale Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 426 2424
Mobile: +64 21 222 2003
* Cannons Direct and Monumental Plastics are trading names of Marinaquip Ltd.