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CIVIL WAR MOUNTAIN HOWITZER SIGNAL CANNON
Bronze Barrel Iron Carriage
Vintage bronze signal cannons are increasingly rare finds. They were used ashore and afloat to make salutes, announce
a danger, and to call attention in the case of an emergency. They were also used to start yacht races. This
cannon replicates that of a Mountain Howitzer of the Civil War Era.
Presented is a great looking bronze
barreled signal cannon that follows the design of the Mountain Howitzers that were used in the Civil War.
They could also be mounted on gunboats. It was designed to use the same shells as a 12 pound field gun, but did so weighing
half as much in its scaled down size and became known a a "Bull Pup". It could be quickly broken down and carried by three
mules over the mountains and through the plains.
This cannon is mounted on a cast iron carriage with
iron wheels. The barrel's touch hole and bore show black powder residue.
CONDITION: The tube shows evidence of use, and appears to be in good condition. The touch hole
is open to the bore. The cast-iron carriage has some loss of it black paint and has some scattered white
paint streaks. The trunnion caps are made from sheet medal and held in place by four hex nuts, two at each end.
One of the straps has a crack which still holds it. The wheels, axles are of iron. There are other minor expected
marks of age. Other than the maker's name and address, there are no other mold marks or inscriptions.
This exceedingly fine example is being sold for display purposes only. No attempt
should be made to fire it without inspection by a gunsmith.
Cannon Length overall 17"
barrel 9 1/2"
Bore 3/4" or 75 Cal
Maximum Width 8"
cannon 21 1/5 pounds
Carriage 8" W x 16" L x 8 1/2" wheels
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.
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