24 POUND CONTINENTAL NAVY SHIPS
SIGNAL CANNON REPLICA
Smaller size cannons such as this were used to signal other ships to
pass orders and information, to salute other vessels in passing, to sound a mutiny, and in time of fog, as a distance off
Presented is an high
quality cast bronze cannon of the type that was on the gun decks of ship's of the line during the time of the War
of 1812 and earlier. In a simplified form, it replicates the 24 pound cannons on frigates of the
Continental Navy such as the USS Constitution. This example has some marks of the period on the barrel which
are given in a following paragraph. The USS Constitution was a flush deck Frigate, the equivalent to the British Sloop
of War - She mounted 32 Twenty Four pound long guns and 20 Thirty Two pound carronades on her single gun deck.
She was said to have carried two signal cannons similar to this design. Pictured below is the slightly elevated tube with
the aiming block moved aft.
cannon is being offered for display only and should not be fired unless inspected by a gunsmith!
barrel has been recently polished and makes for a dramatic display. There is a prominent touch hole just forward
of the reinforcing ring before the chamber. About ten years ago cannons similar to this were made by a foundry in
Argentina at prices of $3500.00 and up for a size larger than this. However, nothing is found on the internet that relates
to that source today.
shipboard style wood carriage is a recent creation, and its steel chain and grommet fittings with banded wheels duplicate
those used in the 18th Century. The cannon's bore is steel lined, but there is no accumulation of black
powder residue or rust on the steel liner. This shows there is no evidence of it being fired. Overall, the recently
made tube has the characteristics of cannons of this period and type which include:
Center line trunnions
Authentic shipboard style wood carriage
low location of the trunnions would date the tube's design to 1725. After 1725, with the introduction of the
Cronstedt system, the trunnions were located at the mid level of the inner chamber as with this gun, they are
placed at the central position.
the aiming block in detail
This cannon is being offered for display
only and should not be fired unless inspected by a gunsmith.
Markings on the barrel
include .83 bore & 1810 date
G within circle likely marks the foundry
Below there is
a Broad arrow signifies British military which points at a heart that
is likely the inspector's mark
Over numeral .83
is the diameter of the bore
Aft of the
chamber 1810 is the date made
Details of the ship style carriage
barrel: 19" Bore .875"
Width at rear
reinforcing band at muzzle 1 1/2" Weight Barrel
LOA x 12" W x 8 1/4" Height Weight of carriage 17
Weight 29 pounds
CONDITION: This factory made recreation may have been made by
a foundry in Argentina that specialized in period reproductions about ten years ago. No current information has been found.
It is equal in quality to the most expensive that we have seen in cannons of this type. The aiming wedge is present.
The trunnions are cast as part of the barrel at the center section of the barrel, and the bore is clear to the touch hole.
There are various markings on the barrel which have been explained. The cannon has not been fired and should be inspected
by a licensed gunsmith before hand. However, it is being sold only for display.
This cannon is being offered
for display only and should not be
fired unless inspected by a gunsmith.
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If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned within five days of receipt in its original packaging if
without damage. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization from us for the return
is required. Shipping charges are included in this offer within the continental United States if an error is due to our fault.
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