This Fine Cannon Has Been Sold.
ANTIQUE IRON NAVAL SIGNAL CANNON
Made in the style of their period or replicating
their larger brethren, small signal cannons were generally
used on ship and on shore to make salutes, to warn of danger, and to attract attention in the case of an emergency. They were
also used to start yacht races.
Presented is an iron, breech
loading naval signal cannon on an iron carriage. Its design resembles the Hotchkiss 3 and 6 pounders of 1885 and also others
such as a single shell Maxim-Nordenfelt of the same era.
carriage was originally painted and the finish is heavily crackled. The tube has a dark greenish grey to black patination
The signal cannon is a miniature iron, breech loader, on an iron carriage. LOA 18 inches, Bore 13 mm, weighing 14 lbs. It
is a functioning miniature likely made by a foundry as a sample of how the full size cannon would appear. It was
designed for black powder and the touch hole appears in a number of photos. It was also suitable as a signal or salute cannon.
It may be a Hotchkiss or foundry sample such as the picture on the left which is a museum display and not for sale.
It is shown for the similarity in design.
The proportions are typical of a British warship's smaller deck guns. This represents a fine example of an iron miniature working cannon with excellent detail and proportions. However, it is being sold as an
antique display piece and should not be fired without having a gunsmith inspect it.
OFFERED FOR DISPLAY ONLY. SHOULD NOT BE FIRED
We estimate its age as at least 126 years old.
CONDITION: The cannon shows marks
of its age, but is in overall fine condition. Note in the pictures of the breech that the cascabal has a crack. This does not affect the functionality
of the cannon.However, it is sold for display only. The trunnions are cast as part of the barrel which is
customary and the trunnion caps are present. There are no mold marks or inscriptions.
18" Length overall
14 1/2" Bore
Diameter at muzzle 1“
Diameter at breech 2“
Diameter at 2nd step 1 1/8“
Weight of cannon 14 pounds
This exceedingly fine example is being sold for display purposes
only, and no attempt should be made to fire it.
SHIPPING & PACKING: The
cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated after the auction and
is an additional charge. You may email us before bidding to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect
to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.
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 included in this offer within the continental United States
if the error is due to our fault.
International buyers welcome, but inquire
first. You are responsible for knowing whether this article can be shipped to your country. 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, Luxembourg, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway,
Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, St. Maarten, Sweden,
Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
are Bank wire transfer, cashier's check, or personal check in which
case the item will be held until cleared. No checks from overseas buyers, no credit cards or PayPal accepted on this
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