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A guy at work found out that I had some cannons and he asked if I knew anything about the one he had? He's never shot it and it was shoved back in a storage trailer but he was able to grab a couple of pictures.



I haven't seen it in person but from the pictures it looks like it's lined and the carriage is missing the wheels. It has some square nuts and some of the iron on the carriage too. It looks like there are two touch / fuse holes, what's with that?



Anyone have any idea about the cannon and/or the value?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 06:17 PM
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Far from the top expert here, or at all, LOL


Maybe it is a Carronade type Barrel? That is what it looks like to me. Carriage is likely someones homemade project it looks like. Maybe that Barrel should be in a more of a Naval type Carriage?


I find the boxes on the side interesting though. Maybe a older Hern Iron Works made Barrel?


I am sure others with more answers will be along.
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Some sort of Cast iron gun with a heavy liner. Looks like it was dropped or dragged on its muzzle at one time. Not old, 1960's or new perhaps and probably newer. I the think the push for liners came about in the 80's.

What is it worth? Absent more details and no provenance, it is worth little more than a new casting.

This guns has some good lines. It looks alot like my Lapan barrel, except no lock pad. Look for marking in the regular places.



Get some measurements and better pictures.
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Some sort of Cast iron gun with a heavy liner. Looks like it was dropped or dragged on its muzzle at one time. Not old, 1960's or new perhaps and probably newer. I the think the push for liners came about in the 80's.

What is it worth? Absent more details and no provenance, it is worth little more than a new casting.
I would think it would be worth substantially less than a new cast gun with a liner, given an unknown maker and usage history, even with a sort of put together carriage.
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So, the plot thickens.... this might be a South Bend barrel.
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I've got my fingers crossed. Once my guy digs it out of the trailer, we are going to run it by SBR and have him take a look at it.
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I've got my fingers crossed. Once my guy digs it out of the trailer, we are going to run it by SBR and have him take a look at it.
Well, if it is and the barrel checks out, get your buddy to get it cleaned up and ready to go, and trailer it over to Brazil for this fall's Open Shoot at ProTEQ. They are talking about letting us put cannons on the 500 yard range to let them stretch their legs.
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