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Powder guy
October 24, 2010, 02:52 PM
Hoping someone can give me so info on this brass cast cannons maker, age, etc. Bore 50 1/2 inch, 11 1/4 inches overall. Thank you for advice/information.

October 24, 2010, 07:20 PM
I would guess that the "71" stands for being made or proofed in 1971 since the last 2 digits of the year of manufacture are often stamped on muzzle loaders.

October 24, 2010, 07:52 PM
Is a nice looking one. Whacha gonna do with it?

October 24, 2010, 08:07 PM
More like 1771.
There are a number of good cannon sites. I'm sure you can research it.

October 24, 2010, 08:09 PM
Earl Bassett: What kind of fuse is that?
Burt Gummer: Cannon fuse
Earl Bassett: What the hell do you use it for?
Burt Gummer: My cannon!

October 24, 2010, 10:20 PM
MCW = Missouri Cannon Works (http://ago.mo.gov/newsreleases/2008/Lawsuit_against_Missouri_Cannon_Works_and_John_R_Adams/)???

October 25, 2010, 01:06 AM
The styling does look similar to the Louis XIV 18th century replica or the Spanish 18th century "El Tigre" replica cannon (non-firing):




October 25, 2010, 05:19 AM
Here's a link to a site dedicated to BP cannons and mortars:

Powder guy
November 6, 2010, 04:37 PM
Thank you all for your responses and ifo. This started out to be used as a sundial (high Noon) cannon. As you can see no progress as yet.
Articap, I think your right on May have been made some years back:but, very close to those currently being made.
Thanks, Steve