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    Brass Cannon

    Picked up this small cannon and don't know much about it, looks like it was made for a carriage I'm not sure if this is a signal cannon or something else. It's 14.5 inches long and the bore is 37mm. Their are no markings and it's heavy.
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    its probably made from bronze,if it were brass it wouldn't be strong enough for firing

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    Does it have a vent hole (touch hole) perpendicular to the bore.
    What is the hole in the back of the cascabel knob? Does it go straight through into the breech end of the bore?
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    Yes the hole goes straight through the back of the cascabel knob into the breech end of the bore. Which is odd to me.

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    the short length is indicative of a howitzer
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    The hole through the cascabel does seem odd. It maybe worthwhile sending an email to John Slough and asking him for his opinion.
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    https://www.johnsloughoflondon.co.uk/blank-pvj6y
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    I think it may be a modern decorative piece.

    If you look at the picture of the rear of the cannon, you can see the casting line. It looks like a rough unfinished casting.

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    Clean up years of verdigris on the cannon today and was hoping to find some caster marks but their was none. And yes indeed it's made of bronze. I too am wondering if this is maybe a decorative piece, if so somebody went to a lot of time and trouble making it.
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