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JISX 10th August 2020 12:55 AM

Help with Proof Marks on Model Cannon
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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

Kmaddock 10th August 2020 09:47 AM

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.


JISX 11th August 2020 01:32 AM

Hi Ken,

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

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