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Old 9th August 2020, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Help with Proof Marks on Model Cannon

Hi Everyone,

Can someone please help me ID what appears to be proof or maker's marks on the base of this small model cannon? They appear to be 2 'Oak Leaves' at each side of the stamped numbers.

The cannon I believe I've ID the type as a 15th C. Hussite Houfnice (Howitzer)???? Given its material (iron and wood) and detailed hand-made workmanship, my guess is it dates to the 19th C. ?????

Overall Size is Approx: 12 x 6 x 4-1/4 inches.
Cannon Size Approx: 4 x 1-1/4 inches.
Bore Approx: 5/8 inch.

Thank you all in advance for your time and thoughts.

P.S. - my apologies for the poor images, best I could do for now.

Kind regards
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Old 10th August 2020, 08:47 AM   #2
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Hi Jisx
a proof mark is marked on the barrel of the cannon/gun where the pressure from the explosion will be contained.

I would hazard a guess that the number represents the year the gun was in service and the oak leaves are just decoration, ,maybe associated with a manufacturer.


see this thread of one of my items showing proof marks on model cannon.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24847

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Old 11th August 2020, 12:32 AM   #3
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Hi Ken,

Thank you so much for your time, thoughts and link. Most appreciated!
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