SOLD FOR: $1491
Model: Line Throwing/Signal Cannon
Year of Manufacture: Unknown, ATF Antique
Caliber: Approximately 1 1/4″
Action Type: Muzzle-Loading Black Powder Fuse-Ignited Cannon
Barrel Length: 16”
Approximate Overall Dimensions, Assembled: W: 14″, H: 16″, L: 22″
Stock Configuration & Condition: The gun is mounted on a wood and iron garrison-style trunion mount with “truck”-style wheels. The carriage has light wear in the wood with scattered oxidation on the metal components. There are no cracks. Overall, the carriage assembly is in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Black Iron & Brass
Finish Originality: Likely Original
Bore Condition: The bore is fairly smooth with some scattered light oxidation and pitting.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 85% of its metal finish. There is some scattered discoloration from oxidation with a few scattered scratches and marks. The flash-hole is not obstructed, there is some light erosion around the flash-hole. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: There is nothing to indicate that this cannon will not function properly. We do not know the proper load for firing this cannon. Its design is consistent with other line-throwing cannon, only smaller. It may also have been used as a signaling cannon. We did not fire this gun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This gun comes with the carriage mount as described.
Our Assessment: Cannons are objectively cool, but they are heavy, they are expensive to fire, and it’s just plain hard to find a safe place to fire them. This smaller cannon was likely intended for throwing lines to and from ships or for signalling, making it a great piece for display. Please see our photos and good luck!