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MATCHING NUMBERS, C1905 Edwardian Winchester 10G Black Powder Breech Loading Steel Signalling Cannon With Wheeled Carriage. A 571 - A 571
This is an early example of the breech loading Winchester 10 Gauge black powder cartridge signalling cannon made C1905. It is numbered '316' on the underside of the barrel and has matching number on the underside of the carriage trunnion . It is breech loading 18 length overall with a 12 steel smooth bore barrel. The barrel pivots for adjustable firing position. Both sides of the carriage are cast with 'WRA Co Trade Mark Made In USA' (Winchester Repeating Arms Company). The carriage has vented cast wheels. The cannon & carriage are in very good condition. These signalling cannon were commonly used for starting boat races. They make a loud explosion when fired and also a cloud of smoke visible over distance. The price includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique and obsolete calibre black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 571

LARGE, Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Deck Pirate Defence Cannon (Swivel Gun) With Wooden Display Stand. Sn 13777 - 13777
Lantaka were a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago in the 1800s. 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. The smaller ones could be mounted almost anywhere including in the rigging. This is a beautiful original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is an unusually large example measuring 44 in length and has a 1 diameter muzzle opening. It has the correct 6 hinged bronze mounting spike which would allow horizontal movement 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 top of the barrel at the muzzle has a cast stylised Dolphin or Fish. The barrel at the breech has a cast stylised crocodile. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design. 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 purpose made heavy duty wooden display stand. The Lantaka itself weighs a hefty 31.5 Kilos and the display stand 5 Kilos (36.5 Kilos together). This historic Lantaka would make a superb display / conversation piece. Due to size and weight, delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. 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 13777

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.)
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