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

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is just charming. A lovely original bronze Cannon tube measures just 34-inches in over length and when including the cascabel 37-inches overall. The bore is 2.37-inches which designates this as a two pounder (2-pounder).

In Cannon lingo this size of old Cannon was known as a falcon but to us today this is exactly what we all picture as the tradition Pirate Cannon".

The tube (or barrel) is totally original and very heavy; it has a vacant oval escutcheon on the upper side that may have once displayed Military/Naval unit markings or even a national motif. This Cannon has not been lightly cleaned retains most of the patina and stains from it's 200-250 years of existence.

Originating from the British garrison in Kathmandu, Nepal where it has lain for at least the last 150 years 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 English 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 big cart style wheels as used by land Armies of the period.

The all oak naval carriage on which this barrel is displayed has been custom manufactured to our precise specifications. It is a nearly exact copy of a British Naval Man-o-War wood carriage of the from the last half of the 18th Century. The carriage measures 25-inches long and 20-inches at it's widest point. It is expertly constructed of 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 include a small booklet of 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 this very cannon tube’s discovery in Kathmandu Nepal.

This really is a drop dead Bronze Cannon just waiting for a good home.

Truck freight curbside delivery ex New Jersey warehouse. Typical freight cost is $500 east of Mississippi and $750 to points west, please contact us for an exact quote.

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