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Old October 24, 2010, 02:52 PM   #1
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Cannon questions

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.
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Old October 24, 2010, 07:20 PM   #2
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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.
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Old October 24, 2010, 07:52 PM   #3
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Is a nice looking one. Whacha gonna do with it?
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Old October 24, 2010, 08:07 PM   #4
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More like 1771.
There are a number of good cannon sites. I'm sure you can research it.
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Old October 24, 2010, 08:09 PM   #5
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Old October 24, 2010, 10:20 PM   #6
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MCW = Missouri Cannon Works???
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Old October 25, 2010, 01:06 AM   #7
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The styling does look similar to the Louis XIV 18th century replica or the Spanish 18th century "El Tigre" replica cannon (non-firing):

http://www.gunsandswords.com/18th-ce...louis-xiv.html

http://seagifts.com/louisxivcan1.html

http://seagifts.com/spcaeltimere.html
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Old October 25, 2010, 05:19 AM   #8
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cannon

Here's a link to a site dedicated to BP cannons and mortars:
http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.php/board,88.0.html
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Old November 6, 2010, 04:37 PM   #9
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Thanks

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
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