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ANTIQUE BRONZE MINIATURE DAHLGREN SIGNAL CANNON
Signal cannons were used aboard
ship to make salutes, as a danger, and to call attention in the case of an emergency. They were also used to
start yacht races. These cannons were made in the style of the period in which they were used.
This is the finest antique small bronze signal
or salute cannon we have had in a long time and the first of this type since 2006. It
replicates a Dahlgren Mid 19th Century ship's 11 inch, 32 pound, mussel loading smooth bore of Civil
War vintage. Most Dahlgren's were use on board ships, and this one mounts on a wood ship's type carriage. A few were also used as field guns during the Civil War.
The "soda bottle" design was unique to this style cannon which was invented byRear Adm. John Dahlgren. It became the workhorse of the U.S. Navy throughout the Civil War. These smooth bore, muzzle-loading weapons
came in 9", 11" and 15" sizes and fired shells or solid shot. They were originally mounted on heavy wooden carriages in
shipboard naval fashion, but the larger versions were mounted on heavy cast-iron carriages that traversed
360 degrees from the deck's centerline. The picture below shows an 11" Dahlgren on the steam sloop-of-war USS Kearsarge.
Through the 1880s and 1890s many views of a later-model Dahlgren were circulated under the title "The Gun That Sank the Alabama."
CONDITION: The tube is in excellent condition with only the minor expected marks of age. There
are no mold marks or inscriptions. It has one large reinforcing band at the trunnions which has no caps on the carriage. The carriage is partially carved from a tree trunk and may not be original. Its black paint
is old and has some minor loss and a few blemishes.
barrel 12" Bore
9/16" or 56 Cal
Maximum Width 7"
of cannon 9 pounds
Carriage 4 1/2'
x 9 1/4' x 4 1/2" Weight Carriage 2 lbs 4 oz
This exceedingly fine example is being sold for display purposes only. No attempt should
be made to fire it without inspection by a gunsmith.
SHIPPING to 48 contiguous States $30.
OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned,
if without damage, within five days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value.
A prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are included in this offer within the
continental United States and are refundable if due to our error.
International buyers welcome, but must inquire first. You are responsible for knowing your country's
import laws covering edged weapons. We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British
Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany,
Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand,
Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
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