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I just purchased a brass cannon and want to find out more about it. The interesting thing is the barber quarter dollar imbedded into the top of the cannon. I know these coins were minted from 1892-1916 and this looks like it was not used. There are lots of markings on the end of the barrel and look to be crossed out or stamped over for some reason. The castors on the chassis are Payson 2W30. Any help in identifying this cannon or what it may have been used for would be much appreciated. Thanks
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No help, but it looks pretty nice.


Where did you find it?
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I purchased at a local gun auction. It's going in my gun room. Thanks
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I purchased at a local gun auction. It's going in my gun room. Thanks
Jscott479, Welcome to the forum. That will make a fine addition to your gun room.

Looks to have a cast in barrel liner which is good. Are there any extra holes or a plugged vent on the right side?
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Cool find. What is under the coin 180 degrees on the bottom? How is it attached to the carriage? Wondering if the area wher3 the coin is placed was a trunnion at one point.

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Unique looking piece! It kinda looks like maybe it has one trunnion underneath holding it to the carriage.
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I am wondering about the coin , not the coin , but the hole and location ?

It looks like whatever that tube is mounted on is right inline with the coin ?
Have you inspected the inside of the bore .

It is much larger than nesseary as well , it kind of looks like a plug .....

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Yes, directly under the cannon tube is the mount which I have added a photo. Directly under the cannon is the number 1950 in large numbers. The inside of the tube is greenish in color with not other holes as well as no other holes on the side.
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I should have read the two posts above mine B4 I posted .

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