Join Date: Apr 2014
Bronze cannon breech?
Some time back I picked this item up at an estate sale. The bore is roughly 2 inches in diameter. I included a ruler in the photo to give an overall idea of the scale. The bottom was filled with lead a long time ago up past the vent, which has been spiked by what appears to be a large headed iron nail!
It just reeks with character, and I have no intentions whatsoever to do anything to it.
My guess is that it is either French or Spanish, circa 17th century, but I defer to you guys, as my experience with firearms of this early period is limited!
Any info or ideas as to its point of origin and age would be appreciated.