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Georgian period cannon

Article about: Another of my 'finds' at Liverpool arms fair last Sunday. Again, I didn't really know where to post this - so apologies if it is in the wrong forum section. The cannon is a working model wit

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    Rowing regatta starter or similar signal cannon.

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    Was thinking more for horse or foot races etc

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    Hi Steve,
    Lovely little piece and very well marked, i wouldnt care what it was i just want to fire it off lol.

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    That is a Great looking little cannon and with the proof marks just makes it even more interesting.

    Have you lit one off yet?????? I just couldn't wait to send some flames out the bore of the badboy. My neighbors would hate me. But oh well!!!!!!
    Semper Fi

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    Hi Phil,

    I doubt if the bang would be as loud as that from a .38 blank! I can't honestly say how it was originally intended to be used. I still feel that it might have been just for testing the combustibility of powder.

    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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    Very cool and rare piece!

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