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Old 22nd July 2017, 08:47 PM   #2
M ELEY
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Very nice piece! No expert here, but from the pics, it appears to be a legit cannon of small bore, probably early/mid-19th c. Despite its small size, it might still fit into the swivel gun category. Are the trunions located mid-barrel, or closer to the 'bottom' of the piece on one side to allow for sharp angling? In Gilkerson's 'Boarders Away II', there's a small 16" piece with 3/4" bore that is a true swivel/rail gun. I'll wait to see what those more knowledgeable have to say.
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