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Old 24th January 2022, 08:42 PM   #31
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Another Number VIII? Popular gun!
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Old 24th April 2022, 10:43 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by df1967 View Post
Just the producer sign HF I really have no idea.
I have no knowledge to speak of at all about canons but regarding the HF marking: this one looks relevant and fits with corrado26 suggestion that it may have been Scandinavian. The description:

A SMALL SWEDISH IRON CANNON, HÄLLEFORS FOUNDRY, 19TH CENTURY formed in five tapering stages divided by mouldings, plain trunnions with the letters ~HF~ in a rondel between, raised vent field and globose cascabel 28.3 cm; 11 1/8 in barrel 1.6 cm; 5/8 in bore Property from the David Jeffcoat Collection (1945-2020) Part proceeds to benefit The Wallace Collection Hällefors, west of Stockholm, was an important iron founding centre from the 17th century.
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Old 13th May 2022, 03:37 PM   #33
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Thanks! That’s the answer to my question! Many thanks
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