An iron three pounder gun with attribution to the Siege of Yorktown -Select US Arms Type-
Lot 3254
An iron three pounder gun with attribution to the Siege of Yorktown
Sold for US$ 29,250 inc. premium
Lot Details
An iron three pounder gun with attribution to the Siege of Yorktown
ex-A.E. Brooks's and U.S. Cartridge Company collections
The 43 inch black-painted iron tube with 2 1/2" bore, three stepped moldings and spherical cascabel. Mounted on an old naval or garrison style carriage with no provision for trunnion straps and set with metal tag bearing the number 2227.
Condition: Tube showing considerable pitting, the carriage showing wear and numerous marks but sound.
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Footnotes

  • Note: Illustrated on the same carriage as Item 2227 in the illustrated catalog of "A.E. Brooks's Collection of Antique Guns, Pistols, Etc...", published 1899 and as Exhibit I in the "Illustrated Catalogue of United States Cartridge Company's Collection of Firearms", circa 1911, where it is captioned: "Revolutionary Iron Cannon, length 4 feet 7 inches, bore 2 1/2 inches; was in the American service at Yorktown, Va. when Lord Cornwallis surrendered, October, 1781".
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