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
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.