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    cannon colour schemes

    What colours were howitzer cannons, circa 1820, painted?

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    First of all what country are you referring to. You mean the guns themselves or the projectiles. If you are talking about guns i assume in black for a iron made gun or brass or bronze gun in its natural colour. I assume there was no camouflage back then especially when the uniforms where bright colours.

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    possibly lead primer (orange/pink) if any painting at all?.

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    thank you for the feed back. Currently restoring a cannon and will probably opt for black barrel and grey wood and wheels

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    Nationality and gun type are probably the most relevant factors. If you look at images of restored cannon carriages a lot are green or grey, with ironwork painted black. A specialist like John Slough could probably advise you, or ask the conservators at one of the museums with an artillery collection.
    Wanted: Baton/Irritant rounds (inert) and associated items, WW2 British shotgun cartridge boxes (empty), Greener Police Gun cartridge boxes (empty). Message me if you have any of these items for sale/trade.

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    thanks again,will go for grey carriage. black barrel and iron work

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    you could try asking/looking at The Ordnance Society as they are THE cannon people

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    Can you show images of what you have ?

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    thanks again gentlemen. I am going with grey and black. Will post when renovation is finished

 

 

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