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Iron breech-loading swivel cannon (rare), English, 1500s-1600s, with wooden block mount.

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Iron breech-loading swivel cannon (rare), English, 1500s-1600s, with wooden block mount.
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Iron breech-loading swivel cannon (rare), English, 1500s-1600s, with wooden block mount. 80 lb, 50" long (cannon only). Impressive early piece with crude forged-iron design, the plain 3" muzzle with triangular sight (1-3/4" bore), followed by 5 reinforces and 2" trunnions with simple yoke, the open breech with rectangular holes in sides corresponding to an accompanying bar attached by chain, ending in a 14-inch, ball-tipped tiller, the entire surface dark brown (not rusty) and lightly corroded (probably salvaged at some point), the block mount a simple, dark-stained beam. Pedigreed to the Bonhams (Knightsbridge) auction of November 28, 2007 (lot 184).

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