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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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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:

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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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Similar but much smaller signal cannons from the same foundry recently sold at auction. It appears the roman numerals in front of the touch holes are a sizing mark. And not representing the poundage of shot, found on some cannons.

https://auctions.morphyauctions.com/...LOT528250.aspx

"Lot consists of a pair of Swiss iron signal cannon tubes. Both cannons with raised reinforcing rings and a heavily swamped muzzle. Smaller cannon has a single rod marking, probably designating it as "1", while the other has two rods, designating it as "2". The larger measures 13 - 1/2" from cascabel to muzzle, and 3 - 3/4" across the trunnions, with a .75 caliber bore; the smaller measures 11 - 1/4" from cascabel to muzzle, 3 - 1/2" across trunnion, .75 caliber bore. Both cannons have an intertwined "HF" logo between the trunnions, standing for Hallefors Mill, a known foundry which produced other cannons. CONDITION: Both cannons have a pleasing chocolate patina with evidence of casting throughout. Hallefors crest softened but visible. Bores are clear of obstructions and air flows freely to muzzle. A well presenting pair of Swiss signal cannon tubes. Final prices include buyers premium: $676.50"
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