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Old 11th April 2016, 10:27 AM   #1
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Default Cannon Id help

Hi , I would have more info Abaut This cannon ! It s iron 68 cm lenght with 45 kg weight ! Very heavy ! Any comment in origin and use ? Thanks
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Old 11th April 2016, 01:05 PM   #2
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Hi,

i think, this is a Howitzer and of european origin. It is a weapon between a long canon and a mortar. It seems to be an early iron-Howitzer.


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Old 11th April 2016, 02:51 PM   #3
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Hi Roland What period in your opinion ?
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Old 12th April 2016, 03:15 AM   #4
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Looks like a line throwing cannon to me.

https://www.google.com/search?q=lin...IBigB#imgr c=_
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Old 12th April 2016, 06:16 AM   #5
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Is the inside of the vent threaded? If so I would second the line throwing gun ID.

Also, the trunions appear to be set along the center line of the bore. Most modern cannon, from about c. Mid-18th C. used as weapons had them set lower, almost tangential to the bore.
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Old 14th April 2016, 08:44 AM   #6
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The form of the reinforce around the trunnions precludes sighting. It is clearly an industrial age product, perhaps designed by patternmakers in a foundry but not by gunmakers, and the shapes suggest mid-later nineteenth century.

I feel that a line-throwing gun is a very good suggestion. There may be catalogue or other documentary evidence of its original purpose.

I too have an unresolved cannon ID of the period: Evans and Lowe Cannon, Dundee
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Old 15th April 2016, 07:33 PM   #7
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I too have an unresolved cannon ID of the period: Evans and Lowe Cannon, Dundee


Try posting it here. http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/blackp...oast-artillery/

Most active cannon forum I have found.
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Old 17th April 2016, 09:07 PM   #8
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Either a line-throwing or a signal (signal means for most fireworks) cannon, the trunnion arrangement is late, post-industrial revolution era, I guess late 19th century or early 20th.
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