HMS VICTORY
Ships Bronze
12 Pound Cannon 1/4 Scale

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SHIP’S SIGNAL CANNON RECREATION

 


Presented
is an exceptional cast
bronze cannon recreation of the type that was on the gun decks of British ship’s of the line during the time that Brittan
ruled the seas for the purpose of making signal. They were used to salute other vessels, to sound a mutiny, and it time of
fog.

This full size example has various marks of association with “HMS VICTORY” on the barrel which
are given below. The barrel has a rich dark patina that varies from dark brown
to light tan with some green overtones. There is a prominent touch hole just behind the third reinforcing ring. We believe
this cannon is similar to some found on the website, “Guns of America”, that come from South America and are price at $3500.00
and up.

HMS Victory was a First Rate Ship of the Line – mounting 104 guns on
3 gun decks. The upper gun deck has 12 pounder cannon, the middle gun deck 24 pounder guns and the massive 32 pounder cannon
are mounted on the lower gun deck. She was said to have carried two signal cannons of this design. The reason
was that the heavier weights lower down added stability to the ship.
The shipboard style wood carriage, is a recent creation, and its steel fittings with
banded wheels are of the period. A wooden ram rod is included. Inside the front of the cannon’s bore shows
an accumulation of rust and indicates a steel liner. Overall, the recently made tube has the characteristics
of cannons of this period and type which include:
        • Prominent cascabal knob
        • Reinforced chamber 
        • Low line trunnions
        • Trunnion caps
        • Five reinforcing bands
        • Wood carriage
        • Aiming wedge

 

The lower location of the trunnions 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.
Before this, as with this gun, they had been placed at a lower level. 

 

                   Showing
ramrod
                  Touch
hole and trunnion caps
                     Aiming
block
             Iron rings and straps 

 

 

 

MARKINGS:
Behind the trunnions:    * 032 *
Below there is a          G
within circle
Over numeral
38 above a small “Broad Arrow”
Aft of the chamber       “HMS VICTORY”
Above
1805
                                     Cast
imprints and touch hole
DIMENSIONS:
Length overall
27″
Length of barrel:           20
1/2″    Bore 1 1/2″   
Width at rear
4″   
Width, front reinforcing band at muzzle  3 1/4″  
Weight 42 1/2 lbs
DIMENSIONS CARRIAGE:
24″ LOA x 18″ W x 13v 1/2″ W
Weight of carriage   13 lbs
Total Weight           55
1/2 pounds

 

 

CONDITION: This recreation is professionally made
by a foundry in South America that specializes in period reproductions. It is equal in quality to the most expensive that
we have seen in cannons of this type. The aiming wedge rarely accompanies cannons.
The barrel
has a rich patina which varies from dark brown to tan with green over tones. The trunnions are cast as part of the barrel
at the lower section of the barrel.  There are various markings. There is evidence of iron rods cast into the
bronze which were used to hold a plug in place  for forming the bore when cast.

 

 This cannon is being offered for display only
and should not
be fired.

 

 

MINOR ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: Because of its weight this cannon will be shipped
in two cartons and some simple assembly using a wrench will be required. Details will be furnished.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED:  All our items come with a money back
guarantee, and can be returned within three days of receipt if not completely satisfied. The only conditions are that an email
authorization be obtained, and that it be returned in its original condition and packaging, and be insured for its full value.
Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable unless we are at fault.
 

 

 

International buyers welcome, but should know the legal
requirements of their country covering the import of cannons of this type.
  We have satisfied
customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic,
Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel,
Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto
Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates,
USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.

 

SHIPPING & PACKING: The
cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination is an additional charge. You may email
us beforehand. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials
and handling. Because of weight, this cannon will ship in two cartons. 

ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer, cashier’s check, money order,
or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. No credit cards or PayPal accepted on big ticket items.

Buy this
very special ship’s cannon Now!  What a great find for that special collection that includes only the
finest and most unusual
.

Copyright
2008 by Land And Sea Collection™, All Rights Reserved

 

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Shipping & Packaging

The cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated point to point and is an additional charge. You may email us to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.

Our Unconditional 'No Nonsense' Guarantee

If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are refundable if due to our error within the continental United States.

International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers worldwide.

Standard Forms of Payment

Bank wire transfer, cashier’s check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. Our prices are quoted net to us so that the use of credit cards or PayPal incur extra charges. Terms on overseas sales are different.

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