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WAR OF 1812 SHIPS IRON CANNON


 

Antique iron cannons on ship's carriages are becoming scarce. This one likely dates dates from the Civil War. They were to make salutes, announce a danger, and to call attention in the case of an emergency both at sea and ashore. They were also used to start yacht races.

Presented is a very heavy old cast iron cannon on a ship's carriage that replicates the kind of guns that were used by our Navy from the time of the revolution until the 1850's when more advanced designs went into service. This one was likely made bewteen the Civil War and before the Turn of the 20th Century. The barrel's touch hole and bore do not show any residue of black powder.
 

MARKINGS: At the bottom of the barrel is the name "Hanson" cast in place. A careful search for old foundries of that name on the internet produced no results nor did our review of our published books on cannon makers.



CONDITION: The tube shows a coating of light rust and age. All the iron has almost all its original paint and is in very good condition. The wood carriage shows the marks of age, and its original varnish shows loses. Expect to find the customary small chips and minor cracks. There is evidence of old repairs. The touch hole is open to the bore. The trunnion caps are expensive castngs which indicates the higher than usual quilaity of this piece. Each is held in place by two square nuts. The wheels, and axles are of iron. There are other minor expected marks of age. Other than the name 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.

DIMENSIONS: 

Cannon Length overall 14 1/2"         Length Overall 17"
Length barrel               12 1/4"          Bore  1 1/16"
Maximum Width           3 1/2"            Weight of cannon   31 pounds
Carriage 8 1/2" W x 13" L x 8 1/2" wheels 

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