SOLD FOR: $1,377.00
Make: Karl J. Furr
Model: 1:6 Scale Miniature Napoleon Six Pounder Gun
Serial Number: 25
Year of Manufacture: 1967, ATF Classified as Antique
Caliber: Approximately .56 Caliber
Action Type: Single Shot Muzzle-Loading Smoothbore Cannon
Markings: The bottom of the cannon is hand-scribed “Made by / Karl J. Furr / Sept. 1967 Orem, Ut.” and “No. 25”. The display plaque has a brass plate engraved “NAPOLEON / SIX POUNDER / Made by / KARL J. FURR / Orem, Utah
Barrel Length: 8 1/2″ Bore, 10 1/2″ Overall
Stock Configuration & Condition: The gun is mounted on a scale wood and bronze carriage with approximately 8″ wheels. The wheels show light wear from their mounting brackets on the display and the brass shows scattered light tarnish and oxidation. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the carriage is in about Very Good-plus condition and will likely clean up to Fine-plus.
Type of Finish: Brass
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and appears unfired. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: The cannon has scattered light tarnish and oxidation, otherwise showing only light handling marks. Bolt heads show no wear, chains are intact. The markings are clear. Overall, this cannon is in about Very Good condition and should polish up to Fine-plus.
Mechanics: The wheels and elevator function correctly. The flash-hole is not obstructed and the bore is clear. We did not fire this cannon. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This cannon comes with a display plaque which includes a mount for a 14-ball stack of cannonballs. The carriage carries additional accessories including a water bucket, sponge, worm and ramrod as well as a length of twine on the trail. The display plaque has light wear from the cannon’s carriage and a few scattered light nicks and scuffs. The accessories show little to no sign of use.
Our Assessment: With painstaking detail, Karl J. Furr hand-crafted this miniature cannon as a faithful, though smaller, reproduction of the Napoleon Six-Pounder gun, a cannon which saw use not only in the Napoleonic wars but was also used extensively in the American Civil War. The detail is fantastic, from the miniature accessories including worm, sponge, and ramrod, to the taper-pin mounted trunion cap-square. Karl Furr, later joined by his son Keith Furr, is renowned for his craftsmanship and the detail of miniatures such as this one. Even the most dedicated collector may not have room for a full-size six-pounder, but this scale replica is perfectly sized to display. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This item can be sold in California.