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I have too many projects going on in my little shop.
But I got rid of this one today. It is a large naval carriage for an early 1800's British bronze 12 pounder. That's a 4.62" bore. It is one of the International Military Antiques "Nepal" barrels.
The barrel is 52" long.
I delivered it today to someone who lives 40 minutes away and I helped mount his 800 lb. barrel with an engine hoist in his living room. Exactly where a cannon belongs in my opinion.
He had a full scale bronze 12 pounder mountain howitzer in the next room.
Love it!

The carriage turned out nice!
I have full build pictures if anyone is interested.
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Wow 😮! That turned out extraordinary.

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A wonderful looking carriage for an authentic bronze tube! Congratulations Michael!!! That gun certainly has loads and loads of PRESENCE! Can you give us an estimate of value of the entire gun?


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I walks in my old brown gaiters along o my old brown mule,
With seventy gunners beind me, an never a beggar forgets
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I can only guess at the value of the barrel but I have a pretty good idea.
Entire value of gun and carriage - $17,000 - $20,000.


There is a similar 12 pounder, that someone polished, on the IMA website here along with a number of bronze barrels mounted on my naval carriages.


https://www.ima-usa.com/pages/search...non&page_num=3


If you have interest in one of these guns, contact me first for some additional info.



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Back in 2011 I chewed out Alex for polishing that gun. I also told him it was not a Napoleon. He said I wasn't the first to chew on him about that.
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Beautiful work, as always!

And lusting after that bell in the next-to-last pic . . .

(I have a thing for bells)

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Beautiful work, as always!

And lusting after that bell in the next-to-last pic . . .

(I have a thing for bells)

He has 6 or 7 large bronze bells like that all over the house.
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Really nice. Yes Cannons do belong in the Living Room. But I am not allowed that pleasure by the powers to be. I do keep em in the House though. But Wife requires I keep them in my own separate place in the house, not the Living Room.



As for bells, the old fella that owned the local Manufacturing Plant years ago that I worked the maintenance department in, had a I bet over 1000 bells he collected. We had to move them all to another building for him once. After deceased, quite a few were donated to the city. They made several huge concrete tower displays in the entrance to the Pawnee Park here. They are setup to ring I think on the Hour.



It was a amazing collection, ranging from small to colossal. Most were sold at the local auction years ago. In retrospect, the old fella really liked me. I should have got a few from him.


Only Bell I have is an annoying old School Marms Bell.
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Very nice. I'm always impressed by how you guys find things in these pictures that I never see. I didn't see a bell, at first, or the trunnion cut on the Eiffel tower cannon. From now on if I post a pic I will make sure there are no reflections of me in my underware taking the photo.

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