Is that a 10# Parrot?
Good eye, RCJ! Actually it is a 3/4 scale 10# Parrott Rifle tube, produced by Hern Iron Works in Coeur d'Alene, ID (http://hernironworks.com/
) which we mounted on our own carriage .... closest we could get in size and general configuration to a British 9 Pounder Rifled Muzzle Loading Gun tube, which is what our namesakes actually had in the field during the 1885 North West Rebellion -
Unfortunately, nobody reproduces the 9-pounder barrel .... The most noticeable difference in the barrel profiles is that the reinforced breech of the Parrott does not extend very far forward - ending behind the trunions - whereas on the British 9-pounder tube the reinforce extends ahead of the trunions. We have plans to build up the reinforced section of this barrel (with fiberglass or the like) to more closely resemble the profile of the 9-pounder, then re-paint ...