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Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Deck Defence Cannon With Wooden Display Stand. Sn 14328 - 14328
Lantaka were a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in precolonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these beautiful guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. This is a beautiful original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is 32 ¾” in length half of the barrel is round and half octagonal. It has a 1 ¼” bore at the muzzle opening. The cannon has the correct 4 ½” bronze mounting spike with ornate cast curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The spike is intact and secure but does have some cracking and holes consistent with age and use. The barrel is ornately decorated with foliate and geometric designs and it has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design. The barrel near to the touch hole has a cast crocodile. Its aiming handle is hollow for adding an additional wood handle. The barrel is open and it has its original touch hole. The Lantaka is complete with a cylindrical wood display stand which is 9” tall and 5 ¼” diameter at the base tapering to 4 ¼” at the top. The top of the stand is holed and fits the cannon’s spike snugly. The Lantaka itself weighs a hefty 14.8 Kg. The carriage weighs 1.8Kg (16.6 Kg Total). The price for this historic Lantaka with stand which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14328
£975.00

RARE, Original, 17th / 18th Century, British / Eurpoean, 1 Bore, Cast Bronze Merchant Ship Quarter Deck Cannon With Iron Swivel Mount & Weathered Oak Beam Stand. Sn 14302 - 14302
RARE, Original, 17th / 18th Century, 1 Bore, Cast Bronze Merchant Ship Quarter Deck Cannon With Iron Swivel Mount & Weathered Oak Beam Stand. Sn 14302 This is a rare original bronze quarter deck swivel cannon in the British / European form made sometime in the 17th or 18th Century. It is 24” in length and has is 1 ¾” diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 1 Bore). It has the correct 12” iron mounting spike with curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The cannon and spike have even aged patina and no damage. The barrel is open and it has its original touch hole. The rear of the barrel has a hollow tubular handle in which a wood handle would have been inserted for swivelling and aiming the cannon. The cannon is complete with a solid Oak section of beam. The weathered Oak beam measures 20” x 8” x 5 ½” and is holed at the top for the swivel spike which fits the hole snugly and portrays how the cannon would have been mounted on the deck of a Ship. The cannon weighs a hefty 18.1 Kg and the Beam 11.2 Kg (total 19.3 Kg). The price for this historic cannon with Oak beam which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14302
£1,975.00

**SOLD**LAYAWAY 270617**SOLD**RARE, Royal Largs Yacht Club (Scotland) Transit Cased, Victorian Early Production, Winchester 1901 Patent 10 Gauge Black Powder Signalling Cannon With Original Wheeled Carriage With Firing Lanyard. Sn 13900 - 13900
The Royal Largs Yacht Club is loacted on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland and was formed in 1882, its first Commodore being Mr. J. Clark, who then owned the yawl Condor, but built the celebrated Wendur in the following year. This is an early example of the Winchester made 10 Gauge black powder cartridge signalling cannon. The barrel has the early production number '373A' and is crisply marked with Winchester’s 1901 patent detail (illustrated). It is also stamped ‘Not for Ball’. The cannon barrel is 12” inches in length (17 ½” overall including carriage). The barrel is smoothbore and has some staining consistent with use. The steel carriage is cast on both sides 'WRA Co' (Winchester Repeating Arms Co) above ‘Trade Mark Made In USA’. The barrel and breech hatch have small Victorian 'V' crown proof marks. The carriage is fitted with its original sturdy steel wheels. The cannon breech loads from the rear by means of a steel loading gate with lever breech opener. Its hammer located beneath the rear of the barrel is manually cocked and fired by attaching and pulling a lanyard (this cannon is fitted with its original lanyard formed from a length of boating cord with wood toggle attached). The cannon is fully functional, the cocking and firing actions work perfectly. These cannons were used as signalling cannon, commonly for starting boat races. These cannons make a loud explosion when fired and also a cloud of smoke visible over distance. This superb cannon is complete with its rare to find wooden transit case. The sturdy wooden case has a hinged lid with brass hook fasteners and the inside of the crate is sectioned to snugly fit the cannon. One side of the case has a hinged brass carry handle. The lid of the crate has stencilled markings in bold black lettering ‘Royal Largs’ (lettering rubbed out & only partially visible) & ‘Yacht Club’. This is an excellent cannon with rare to find transit case. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13900
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LARGE, Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Ship's Quater Deck Pirate Defence Cannon (Swivel Gun) With Wooden Display Stand. A 573 - A 573 / 14075
Lantaka were a bronze cannon mounted on the quarter decks of ships travelling around the Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in pre-colonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. The smaller ones could be mounted almost anywhere including in the rigging. This is an original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is an unusually large example measuring 35 ½” in length and has a 1” diameter muzzle opening. It has the correct 5 ½” hinged bronze mounting spike with thick cast curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel which allows vertical elevation. The barrel is ornately decorated with foliate and geometric designs and it has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design. The centre section has 2 cast stylised Fish or Dolphin form handles. The barrel is open and it has its original open touch hole. The rear of the barrel has a tubular handle for directing fire. The Lantaka comes with a later, quality, purpose made heavy duty wooden display stand which fits the Lantaka spike snugly and allows it to freely rotate 360 degrees horizontally and positioning of the barrel up and down vertically . The Lantaka itself weighs a hefty 20.6 Kilos and the display stand 3 Kilos (23.6 Kilos together). This historic Lantaka would make a superb display / conversation piece. The price includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 573
£1,675.00

Large Iron Garden Cannons on Carriages - A 8
We have several large and very heavy ornamental garden cannons on carriages in black wrought iron. These look very nice in the garden. The price is for one but we do discount on pairs. ( Due to the weight UK delivery only by arrangement and at cost.)
£245.00
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