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Canon Identification

Discussion in 'Civil War Weapons and Ammunition' started by GregCW1863, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. GregCW1863

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    I found two cannons on pedestals in a Pennsylvania campground, but they are not like anything I've seen. Owner swears they are real and were found buried in a barn. It appears to be a smoothbore and about 3" in diameter. Overall length is about 70". Could find no markings, but they have been painted many times. Help????? 20180711_144131.jpg 20180711_144221.jpg 20180711_144232.jpg 20180711_142454.jpg
     
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  3. USS ALASKA

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    If I may ask sir, where was this camp ground?

    Cheers,
    USS ALASKA
     
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    The profile looks like a model 1841 but the bore doesn't match those. Its not a 3 inch field gun as its not rifled.
     
  5. GregCW1863

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    Fox Den Acres RV Camp in New Stanton, PA
     
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    You can see a casting seam in photo #3 and #4, therefore they are decorative replicas.
    J.
     
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    The cannons are pretty unusual looking to me. I would believe that they are decorative. I see some of those from time to time.
     
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    Did the owner say the guns were "real" or did he say they were "original"??.....There is a BIG difference because, yes, they ARE "real" (as in they can be seen, touched, etc), BUT they may or may not be "original" from a specific time period.
     
  11. GregCW1863

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    Thanks for the replies. It appears they are decorative copies. Something just didn't look right. Again, thanks.
     

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