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A few more cannon for the collection

Article about: I came across these two cannon at last Sunday's Liverpool arms fair, and couldn't resist buying them to add to my collection. The smaller of the two has a copper barrel, and is a working mod

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    Nice!!! Good detail on them too!!!

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    Great pieces you have there
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Great collection!
    Only got one;
    famous or fantasy artillerie piece ?
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Wow, what a great collection. Would love to have them in my Military collection.
    Thanks for posting, keep them coming if get any more.
    Quilly58

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    That gun of yours is not a fantasy piece Kris, just an exaggeration of a known design. Many model cannon are only based on known examples, and are not true representations. Only about three of my guns could be classed as accurate representations of the real thing.

    Cheers,
    Steve
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Are you still looking for model cannon.I have a couple.If you contact me via private message, thanks.

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    Mick, I have edited your post...be careful publishing your personal details online. Better to use the private message function.
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    Quote by CARL View Post
    Mick, I have edited your post...be careful publishing your personal details online. Better to use the private message function.
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    Enjoyed looking at your model cannons Steve. Especially that nice deck gun.
    I like model artillery too. Hope you don't mind if I show a few of mine. Thanks, Bob

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    First up is a large and very heavy bronze and wood model. The barrel is 11 1/2" long. The elevation screw works too!

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    A couple of small toy cannons with rubber wheels.

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    This is a large somewhat newer made all cast aluminum field cannon such as used in the Civil War.
    The solid brass barrel on this one is 7" long.

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    More toy cannons.

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    The center toy cannon in the photo below is very old. The breech of the cannon can be cocked back and snaps into the little bracket mounted to the board. Then you could attach a string to the wire loop, pull the string and it would release the spring loaded breech which would then strike and fire a cap gun cap.

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    The last one is a cast iron firecracker cannon. The tail and breech fold back and a firecracker is inserted in the barrel leaving the fuse to stick up through a little notch on top. The kids had a lot of fun with this when they were young. The barrel is 5" long.

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    Last edited by Combat Boots; 01-14-2017 at 01:25 AM.

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