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Original 18th Century Bronze 2-Pounder Falcon Cannon with Oak Naval Carriage

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a fantastic totally original 18th century bronze cannon tube that measures 45 inches when including the cascabel. The bore is 2.54 inches which designates this as a two pounder (2-pounder). According to the Tower of London this size cannon is considered a FALCON.

Watch IMA's own antique gun expert Alex evaluate and shoot a similar Bronze Cannon on History Channel's Pawn Stars:

This example features a tube (or barrel) that is bronze, totally original and very heavy. This cannon tube has not been polished nor cleaned and retains most of the patina and stains from its 200-250 years of existence.

Originating from the British garrison in Kathmandu, Nepal where it has laid for at least the last 150 years (see photos of the piles of bronze cannons we recovered) no markings remain, most likely those of the British East India Company, if any were ever present.

In style this cannon appears to be entirely European and dates from as early as 1750 up until as late as 1840. Under the cascabel on the rear there is a mount for an elevating wheel assembly so this barrel could be used on both naval carriages as shown, or full field carriages with large wheels as used by infantry regiments of the period.

The all oak naval carriage on which this barrel is displayed was custom manufactured to our precise specifications. It is a near exact copy of a British Naval Man-o-War wood carriage from the last half of the 18th century. The carriage measures 25-inches long and 20-inches at its widest point. It is expertly constructed from 2-inch wide Oak with hand-forged iron cap squares and mounts, just how they were made 250 years ago. It is even sturdy enough to be fired from. The carriage is correctly fitted with the early style shoe elevation system using an angled ramp pushed in from the rear to gain the correct firing elevation when in use.

IMA commissioned the construction of this carriage especially for this barrel making a most attractive original bronze cannon tube into a stunning historically accurate display piece for home or office. In fact, we will forward a link with 50+ photographs showing the carriage under construction supporting the fact that this has been tailor made using the construction methods of 250 years ago, as well as our book Treasure is Where You Find It with photos of hundreds of cannon tube’s found within our discovery in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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