Signal Cannon on Oak Naval Truck
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Very heavy black powder signal cannon on a navy style truck. The truck is hand-made of oak and is nicely detailed and very robust. There is a wedge for elevating and lowering the barrel. The oak wheels have copper rims.
The rear right wheel is a couple of millimetres off the ground (made slightly off true?). The truck is strong and all the joints are tight. I don't think that the truck is original to the barrel but it is an excellent match and was probably made as a replacement for the original truck.
The cannon weighs 7kg and is 400mm in length with a 370mm bronze or brass barrel. The bore is 20mm.
The cannon stands 230mm high and is 290mm wide at the rear.
This is a really impressive and large black powder signal cannon. The bore is fully open as is the touchhole.