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ORIGINAL, EXTREMELY RARE, NAPOLEONIC WARS / BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR ERA French Naval Flintlock Cannon Igniter Pistol With Belt Bar. Sn 14615 - 14615
This is an original French Naval Flintlock Cannon Igniter. These types of ignitor mounted securely at the tip of a French form pistol stock with brass mounts were used to fire large battleship’s cannons, allowing the touch holes of large cannons to be fired at arms- length avoiding injury to gun crew by flash from ignition or recoil of heavy artillery pieces. The iron flintlock ignitor mechanism works as it should with a strong spring action and is fitted with flint. The purpose made period walnut stock has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. There are no cracks or damage. The stock has a brass trigger guard with extended tang steel trigger and belt bar. There are no external visible manufacturer or date marks on the wood or metal. The pistol with igniter is 16 ¾” overall length. The price for this very rare Napoleonic Wars era piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock igniter no licence is required to own this item in the UK. Sn 14615
£1,850.00

Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Deck/Rigging Pirate Defence Cannon With Wooden Stand. Sn 14425 - 14425
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. The smaller ones could be mounted almost anywhere including in the rigging. This is an original 19th Century blackened cast bronze Lantaka swivel cannon. It is 36” in length and has a 1” muzzle diameter bore. It has the correct 3” bronze mounting spike with ornate cast curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. 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 floral cast design. The barrel is open and it has its original touch hole. The rear of the barrel has a hollow tubular handle for firing unmounted. The Lantaka is complete with a purpose made wood stand. 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 14425
£975.00

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

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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