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James D. Julia retired and sold his business to Morphy. Another Julia relative, Poulen, operated an auction across the driveway from Julia, and they took over the physical facilities that Julia used.
Among the auction places, I hold Julia, Morphy and Poulen in very high esteem for ethical dealings and treatment of customers. There are other good ones, but also some with very mixed reputations. For all, caveat emptor.

That would explain why something about Julia will turn up a Morphy link- all Julia's past sale info is on the Morphy site now.
 

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James D. Julia retired and sold his business to Morphy. Another Julia relative, Poulen, operated an auction across the driveway from Julia, and they took over the physical facilities that Julia used.
Among the auction places, I hold Julia, Morphy and Poulen in very high esteem for ethical dealings and treatment of customers. There are other good ones, but also some with very mixed reputations. For all, caveat emptor.

That would explain why something about Julia will turn up a Morphy link- all Julia's past sale info is on the Morphy site now.
I respond to as many of the ? Here as possible, when I happen to see them. The only real discouragement is not learning whether the question-poster ever saw the answer (s) posted. : c )
 

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I respond to as many of the ? Here as possible, when I happen to see them. The only real discouragement is not learning whether the question-poster ever saw the answer (s) posted. : c )
cannonmn,

I have been waiting for you to show up.
I have not seen your opinion on these guns yet.
What say you?
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I‘ve seen dozens of salute guns of this exact pattern, most much larger with 3.67” bore. None were marked that I can recall. My personal opinion is that they were made in England. I think they date from mid-19th C. The Army owns a pair on very fancy “lion”cast iron carriages. the pair captured aboard a blockade runner during ACW if memory serves. These were on display at the Watervliet Arsenal museum until it closed several years ago. Saw a mint-condition one, unmounted, at The Baltimore Show 6 years ago, had the best turquoise-color patina I’d ever seen. The idiot from KY who bought it of course immediately removed that priceless patina. : c (. Calls himself the guru of something, maybe the Guru of Dudu?
 

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I‘ve seen dozens of salute guns of this exact pattern, most much larger with 3.67” bore. None were marked that I can recall. My personal opinion is that they were made in England. I think they date from mid-19th C. The Army owns a pair on very fancy “lion”cast iron carriages. the pair captured aboard a blockade runner during ACW if memory serves. These were on display at the Watervliet Arsenal museum until it closed several years ago. Saw a mint-condition one, unmounted, at The Baltimore Show 6 years ago, had the best turquoise-color patina I’d ever seen. The idiot from KY who bought it of course immediately removed that priceless patina. : c (. Calls himself the guru of something, maybe the Guru of Dudu?

Thanks cannonmn.
These two guns will be up for auction on The Magnolia Gardens Auction House FaceBook site on Sunday the 27th July at 4:00 PM. I will post a link as soon as she gets me one.

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My new friends. I hope you can appreciate that these came from Roy Hofheinz estate. We will auction off on Sunday starting at 4pm. Go to my facebook page at Magnolia Gardens Auction House page and go to events. Like our page..call to register 281 516 7251. Thank you
 

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My new friends. I hope you can appreciate that these came from Roy Hofheinz estate. We will auction off on Sunday starting at 4pm. Go to my facebook page at Magnolia Gardens Auction House page and go to events. Like our page..call to register 281 516 7251. Thank you
I cannot help you with identification, but I will say I would be proud to own them. Very cool. The carriages are probably a bit fantasy, but cool. The hardware is amazing.

Is that just a vent weather cover, or some sort of cannon lock system?
These will be up for auction on June 27th at 4pm. Go to Magnolia Gardens Auction House facebook page. This will be all live online. Call to register 281 516 7251. Thank you
 

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These two very cool guns were auctioned off on Sunday. They went for over $17,000 for the pair.
I think someone got a pretty good deal.
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Compared to those others, $17k looks really good, still way out of my league.

would not surprise me to see them pop up at one of the big auction houses in the future.
 
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