Danish naval "4-pounder" bronze howitzer, late 1700s.

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Danish naval  4-pounder  bronze howitzer, late 1700s.
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Danish naval "4-pounder" bronze howitzer, late 1700s. 53.15 kg cannon, 20.50 kg carriage, 26" overall, 20" overall height, 18" across axle. Bronze howitzer of Danish origin, the barrel believed to have been from military and naval stores captured by the British during the Battle of Copenhagen in 1807. Sent to England, these items were used by English forces during the Napoleonic Wars and in America and Canada during the War of 1812. Some ended up in American service due to capture or purchase. Bronze barrel has a chambered bore (which most howitzers have), a designated area for the powder charge, turned decorations and cast with bronze pointing tiller cascabel ending on a rounded ball end. This cannon was made for use as a swivel gun but is now mounted on a mahogany naval deck carriage (complete and serviceable with working elevation screw and wheels) with correct brass and iron mounts and four wheels from the early 19th century (possibly exact replacements made later). Barrel in excellent condition, minor surface wear, excellent light-brown patina. With photo-certificate.