A British rail gun with attribution to the Revolutionary War
Lot 3253
A British iron carronade swivel gun with attribution to the Revolutionary War
Sold for US$ 21,060 inc. premium
Lot Details
A British iron carronade swivel gun with attribution to the Revolutionary War
ex-A.E. Brooks's and U.S. Cartridge Company collections
The 28 inch black-painted tube with 1 3/4 inch bore, cupped muzzle, iron trunnion swivel and looped cascabel, the top molded with a crown in front of the touch hole. Together a baluster-form walnut base with metal label marked 2228.
Condition: Metal showing areas of pitting. Stand with scattered marks.
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Footnotes

  • Note: Illustrated on the same carriage as Item 2228 in the illustrated catalog of "A.E. Brooks's Collection of Antique Guns, Pistols, Etc...", published 1899 and as Exhibit J in the "Illustrated Catalogue of United States Cartridge Company's Collection of Firearms", circa 1911, where it is captioned: "Revolutionary Swivel Iron Cannon, length 28 inches, bore 1 3/4 inches; Has the English crown on it. Taken off one of the war-vessals in the British fleet at Charleston, S.C. during the Revolutionary War.
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